I am in so much trouble.
I just finished reading THIS article on 20 habits that make you fat. Some excerpts that have me sweating:
FAT HABIT #1: Eating "low-fat"
Low fat foods leave you hungry and unfulfilled, save few calories, and plump up on sugar. Note this mostly applies to processed, quickie, package stuff. Naturally low fat things like fruits and veg are still just fine. However the idea that intentionally low fat isn't the key flies directly in the face of the "Eat More, Weigh Less" diet I've touted in the past. Does anybody understand why I frequently feel hosed no matter what I fricking do?
FAT HABIT #5: Drinking soda—even diet!
Apparently even diet soda makes you huge because it's nasty chemicals cause your body to be hungry all the time and screws up your metabolism.
Here's the one that really kills me though:
FAT HABIT #16: Having overweight friends
"Research from the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that when a friend becomes obese, it ups your chance of obesity by 57 percent. This probably has to do with the social norms that you’re exposed to. Rather than ditch a friend who starts to put on a few extra pounds though, suggest healthy activities that you can do together, and avoid letting him or her dictate the meal (“Let’s split the cheesecake!”)"
You guys aren't all gonna abandon me, are you?