Friday, July 25, 2014

My Bariatric Life's Posts

Sugar Companies Provide Misleading Information

"Sugar in the diet does not cause diabetes." As a matter of fact, "sugar adds to the quality of children's diet," or so said the Sugar Association in 2009 and 2010.   There you have it then. The matter is closed and thank you for your time. Sugar is our friend, and we should consume it as often as possible in heaps that would stagger an... Read moreChevron

World Obesity May Soon Overtake World Hunger

An unlikely trade-off is on the horizon where one extreme may soon be replaced by an opposite and equally disturbing extreme. A world going hungry might be transitioning into a world bursting at the belt line, since no middle-income country has been able to successfully address the problem of hunger without substituting it with the problem of... Read moreChevron

Gallup Poll: Unemployment Linked to Weight Gain, Obesity

It has been nearly five years since the American job market tanked. The Great Recession tore a hole in the economy big enough to drive a train through and now, finally, we are at the point where it all began.    The total number of private sector jobs is at the level it was when this particular derailment first occured in early 2008. The... Read moreChevron

When the Temp Goes Up The Pounds Will Follow

  Last summer my husband and I began our transition from New Jersey to Indiana. The first U-Haul was stocked up with furniture, and my husband was off to Indy to deliver the load and begin renovations on our new home. On the day he arrived the temperature was 104 degrees. It would remain above one hundred degrees for the next four days until... Read moreChevron

5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines for July 2014

We are changing the way we think about food, nutrition, and health. So what’s the latest buzz around the Internet and in the news this month? Below are some of the most intriguing insights and trends.   Stressors can lead to weight gain for women Women’s Metabolism Slowed by Stress and High Fat Meals (Bariatric News) –... Read moreChevron