So to help combat the confusing nature of nutrition combined with the emotional manipulation inherent to advertising, here are five pretty basic tools for weeding out the BS:
Think about it -- but for our societal training in mealtimes and childhood training using food as both reward and punishment, why would you ever eat if you weren't hungry?
The JAMA article pointed out the impressive results from understanding cancer as a genetically complex disease, and developing personalized therapies in response. Isn't it time for us to understand obesity in all its complexity and mirror this process?
I'm gonna take a risk right now, and bet on women. I'm going to honor and respect the intelligence of women everywhere by telling you the truth... a truth that's really, really hard for a wellness professional to admit.
Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media , in think tanks, in academia and on the street. It persists in part thanks to the myth that this type of bullying has an admirable purpose -- to shame people into losing weight.
it is safe to say that a fat woman who struggles with her weight and body image will not find vicious name-calling or cruel
I would say it is unfortunate that the weight-loss pills, programs, and bonus DVDs haven't really worked out, but now that I'm a foodist, I see the failure of the dieting industry to make us thinner or healthier as one of the luckiest mess-ups of our generation.
These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies by the food industry combined with bad government policy based on food industry lobbying are the major cause of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.
This article has been updated to include a revised figure for diet industry revenue as of 2012; it was initially reported
Wake up, women! Big business is out to take our well-earned money and they are willing to steamroll our self-esteem for their gain if we let them.