Mar. 11th, 2009

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How we’ve come to believe that overeating causes obesity

"The bipartisan Mississippi legislation, which proposed to ban restaurants from serving fat people purportedly to help them lose weight, has highlighted the most popular misconception about fat people. One that even a lot of fat people have been led to believe: that they overeat and that’s why they’re obese.

This concept has been drilled into us and “everybody knows” it to be true. But is it?


Obesity, Health, and Metabolic Fitness

"Exercise and healthy eating should not be viewed merely as means to an end (weight loss), but rather as having their own intrinsic value."


I'm really beginning to think, that the major positive effect that I want is mostly gained not by *subtracting* foods, but thru *adding* physical activity. In the last 6 months, I've fallen off the the "moderate aerobic exercise 30 min a day , 5 days a week" wagon, without changing what I'm eating all that much. And i can tell you the results: I'm starting to re-pudge, I'm stiffer and ach-ier, My moods have been more erratic, and I've been dealing with a sort of very low-grade depression/lack of energy and/or motivation.

It is time to re-motivate. Really.

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