dieting, obesity, fatties

BLOGGING: Tips for Fatties
The blogosphere has noticed that definitive report that food can kill you. Countless folk are posting away.
Megan McArdle’s Asymetrical Information highlights points from a Wall Street journal piece:
Stop Drinking Soda: Over the course of a year, one can of regular cola a day, at 140 to 150 calories, adds up to more than 50,000 calories, or about 15 pounds.
Write it down: Doctors have long been fascinated by people who claim to eat very little but can’t lose weight — people who blame their dieting problems on metabolism, for instance, or heredity. But for many people, researchers believe, the problem lies elsewhere.
Eat Big Food: A Pennsylvania State University study fed normal-weight women over two days. The women ate as much as they wanted of different types of high-calorie and low-calorie foods.
Pay Attention to Portions: Studies of the way children eat during early childhood show that our eating instincts can change. One study put large portions of macaroni and cheese in front of two groups of children. The three-year-olds ate normal amounts, but the five-year-olds ate most of it.
Monotony Works: Most dieters think eating a wide variety of foods is the key to a successful diet. They’re wrong.
Rethink Exercise: Everyone thinks exercise is the only way to lose weight. But the truth is, it’s a lousy way to lose weight. Working out gives you all kinds of health benefits, but weight loss generally isn’t one of them.

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  1. Gina says:

    Some day soon I’ll learn to cross stitch, so I can make potholders that say, ‘Weight problems run in my family. We all eat too much.’
    Would be horribly insensitive… but fun.

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