Tagged with " obesity"
23 Sep
2014

Being Overweight Is Not About Will Power – It’s About Manipulation

Eating is something we have to do. Eating is something many of us enjoy. The body is fully equipped to let us know when we’ve had enough and when we need more. So why is it that so many people ignore, or just don’t feel, those feelings of fullness? Why is it that so many people eat well beyond the point of fullness until they are feeling quite uncomfortable? There is a reason – and it is nothing to do with will-power. What it is about is manipulation.

29 Apr
2014

Words Add More Weight Than Calories

Words are powerful, so powerful they can create. But not in the way you’d think. Complaining and criticising create more of what you don’t want. Very young children who are told they are too fat end up fatter than children who are allowed to eat without criticism. It is all too easy to criticise. I bet at some point today you have already heard about something someone has a problem with, or thought about something you know should be different from the way it is. That negative mind set is all too easy to fall into – especially when we can see what someone else needs to do or change. We only want to help, but it seems we do more harm than good. Read on to find out why…

5 Feb
2014

That Cream Cake Might Kill You After All

Breast cancer has been linked to obesity in post-menopausal women. Obesity is an epidemic with about a third of adult Americans carrying at least 30lbs excess weight. The problem is only a little better in the UK. It seems like that cream cake might just kill you after all. But what can you do, how exactly do you shift from the lifestyle you have to the lifestyle you want?

1 Aug
2012

More Bad News For Soft Drink Drinkers

If you want to lose weight and stay healthy then you know that cutting down on sugar is essential. Unfortunately sugar is hidden in many products. It’s even in products that you might not expect to find it – savoury products like potato crisps, baked beans, and mayonnaise. But soft drinks and sports drinks have been identified as one of the worst culprits with the equivalent of around 10 teaspoons of sugar in each can of coke. And it is now known that even drinking as little as two cans a week can adversely affect your metabolism and your body’s ability to burn fat. When your body can’t burn fat it stores it.

28 Jun
2012

Belviq – Another Dodgy Weight Loss Fix, or the Miracle the US Has Been Waiting For?

There’s a lot of it about. Weight loss drugs that is. Qnexa a short while ago, Belviq more recently. Are they the answer to American obesity epidemic? Or are they just opportunistic drug manufacturers cashing in on an opportunity. The trouble is that 2 out of 3 Americans are carrying too much weight. This problem brings with it a huge medical services burden because of the diseases that are associated with obesity. There is an official desperation to do something about it. So what is being done is what is always done – a quick fix is sought. And when a quick fix is sought for a desperate situation public safety takes a bit of a back seat. Both of these drugs were refused approval two years ago. Unchanged they are now in the process of receiving approval. Here’s why…

27 Jun
2012

Obesity Checks – Big Brother or a Helping Hand?

Great news, at least on the surface; a US Task Force identifies the serious obesity problem as a cause for concern and recommends serious steps to take control of this problem. As usual though, the responsibility is placed in the hands of the medics and the pharmaceutical industry, rather than where it needs to be – in the hands of whoever has the weight problem. Offering help is great, giving people support is great, but I suspect this is just another way to exercise control and take your power away.