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Monday, July 25, 2011

So Much Trouble

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?


  1. Just try and get rid of me wench!
    Though the first two are probably true. Everybody needs to eat more real foods, as close to the way God made it as possible.

  2. Lurking around on your blog (I frequently do because you are such a great writer). Society sucks as it relates to how we should eat. It's such a muddle. Just a shout out to say you are strong for documenting all this, as a teen I always thought, "I wonder what wild and interesting thing she'll do this time!?". I'm sure that's what I'd say today too. You rock and always have!!!!

  3. On item one: If you mean the Dr Ornish "Eat More, Weigh Less" it's right on target. His diet is all about fresh natural veggies and grains with as little pre-processed stuff as possible.

    So you know, my next semi-formal event is going to be miniature golf. ;)

  4. I hang out with these two cats a lot so I should weigh 8lbs or so. Not working yet.

  5. Aww, no one is going to abandon you!