We never expected the beautiful roads of Devon
would be narrow one-laners with hedgerows on either side.
Believe me they make for a tight squeeze if another car comes from the opposite direction.
Sometimes the signs were virtually "growing" in the hedgerows!
The problem isn’t that people don’t want to eat well and be well. Trust me, no one who’s ever been wheeled into my operating room is happy to be there. And the problem, believe it or not, isn’t that they doubt the wisdom of a healthy diet. More often than you think, the problem is that a lot of folks just don’t know what a healthy diet looks like~and why should they since the rules keep changing (p. 50)?
Want to get healthy? Then forget about diet sodas and low fat foods. Instead tuck in some eggs, whole milk, salt, nuts, wine, chocolate and coffee. Despite conventional wisdom, all of these foods and more can be beneficial to your body (p. 50).
A big new study showed that over four years increased amounts of different foods (nuts vs French fries) led to different outcomes on the scale (p. 54).
Human beings are the only species in the world that has figured out how to be in complete control of its own food supply. The challenge now is to make sure the food doesn’t take control of us (p. 58).
The second worthy article appeared in the Economist, August 27, 2011 and is titled Obesity: A widespread problem. This article reports on a paper published in Lancet from Kevin Hall of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Hall proposes a new model regarding the difficulty of losing weight. This new model takes into account our bodies' shifting metabolism as we age and accounts for baseline characteristics that are different from person to person. The body mass simulator can be viewed here and is a "much more realistic assessment of what some one needs to do to get slim." I found this model particularly interesting as some one who is aging and a very slow loser.
Thanks for stopping by and having a read. Have a great start to your week. Stay strong! TTFN, Michele