Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin - TIME
Por que exercícios não emagrecem. Uma argumentação sobre a total inutilidade dos exercícios sobre o emagrecimento.
Calories calories calories. People are forgetting to count.
The basic problem is that while it's true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued. Exercise, in other words, isn't necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder.
Whether because exercise makes us hungry or because we want to reward ourselves, many people eat more — and eat more junk food, like doughnuts — after going to the gym.Obesity System Influence Diagram
Nice interactive information visualization diagram
Diagram explaining the obesity problem system. Complex, but interesting
A great mapping of the obesity actor system
shiftn obesity diagram
Great interactive diagram of factors that cause obesityXXXL: Books: The New Yorker
instead of sweetened beverages, the average American drank water, Finkelstein calculates, he or she would weigh fifteen pounds less.
Good article on the rising rate of obesity in the US and around the world.
"The human body is “mismatched” to the human situation. “We evolved on the savannahs of Africa,” Power and Schulkin write. “We now live in Candyland.” "
A food scientist for Frito-Lay relates how the company is seeking to create “a lot of fun in your mouth” with products like Nacho Cheese Doritos, which meld “three different cheese notes” with lots of salt and oil. Another product-development expert talks about how she is trying to “unlock the code of craveability,” and a third about the effort to “cram as much hedonics as you can in one dish.” Kessler invents his own term—“conditioned hypereating”—to describe how people respond to these laboratory-designed concoctions. Foods like Cinnabons and Starbucks’ Strawberries & Crème Frappuccinos are, he maintains, like drugs:
"Early humans compensated for the energy used in their heads by cutting back on the energy used in their guts; as man’s cranium grew, his digestive tract shrank. This forced him to obtain more energy-dense foods than his fellow-primates were subsisting on, which put a premium on adding further brain power. The result of this self-reinforcing process was a strong taste for foods that are high in calories and easy to digest; just as it is natural for gorillas to love leaves, it is natural for people to love funnel cakes. In America today, obtaining calories is very nearly effortless; as Power and Schulkin observe, with a few dollars it’s possible to go to the grocery store and purchase enough sugar or vegetable oil to fulfill the average person’s energy requirements for a week. The result is what’s known as the 'mismatch paradigm.' The human body is 'mismatched' to the human situation. 'We evolved on the savannahs of Africa,' Power and Schulkin write. 'We now live in Candyland.'"
One of the most comprehensive data sets available about Americans—how tall they are, when they last visited a dentist, what sort of cereal they eat for breakfast, whether they have to pee during the night, and, if so, how often—comes from a series of studies conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants are chosen at random, interviewed at length, and subjected to a battery of tests in special trailers that the C.D.C. hauls around the country. The studies, known as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, began during the Eisenhower Administration and have been carried out periodically ever since.Obesity: The killer combination of salt, fat and sugar | David A Kessler | Life and style | The Guardian
Higher amounts of sugar, fat and salt, found in foods, makes you want to eat more. KFC, Burger King, and McDonalds show great examples of these high fat foods. The action of eating these foods is now known as “conditioned hypereating” its conditioned because of the automatic response to eating these foods and hyper because people consume the food excessively. There are a few ways to stop this process. Plan your meals, use portion sizes, cut out the foods you cant control yourself over, talk yourself out of your urges, and rehearse making the right choice before entering the restaurant.
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"Our favourite foods are making us fat, yet we can't resist, because eating them is changing our minds as well as bodies"Princeton University - A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
RT @farmgeek The average American eats 60 pounds of High Fructose Corn Syrup every year http://bit.ly/bfiFWi >>just wow
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A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.
Among rats fed calorically identical quantities of table sugar and HFCS, those fed corn syrup gain as much as 48% more weight. Fascinating.Obesity and the Fastness of Food - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com
On Monday, in posting some of the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Society at a Glance report, I noted that the French spent the most time per day eating, but had one of the lowest obesity rates among developed nations. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. Here I’ve plotted out the relationship between time the average person in a given country spends eating and that country’s obesity rate (as measured by the percentage of the national population with a body mass index higher than 30).
Would you expect a positive or negative correlation?
Here I’ve plotted out the relationship between time the average person in a given country spends eating and that country’s obesity rate (as measured by the percentage of the national population with a body mass index higher than 30). Turkey - longest time spent eating per day (nearly 3 hours) - lower end of obese populationWhy You Can't Lose Those Last 10 Pounds on Shine
talks about obesogens
by: Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock On May 11, the White House announced it was targeting a new threat to America’s health and security. It wasn’t some rogue nation or terrorist organization, or a newfound disease or environmental threat. It…Why You Can't Lose Those Last 10 Pounds on Shine
"Obesogens"Why You Can't Lose Those Last 10 Pounds on Shine
But your endocrine system is a finely tuned instrument that can easily be thrown off-kilter. "Obesogens are thought to act by hijacking the regulatory systems that control body weight,"
eats water for both health and aesthetic concerns. Try The Brita Aqualux ($28, brita.com), Pur Horizontal fau