Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Fit but fat? It is possible for me to be healthy even if I'm significantly overweight?
Uh, no. Apparently not. Researchers at Toronto's Mount Sinai hospital have taken aim at that myth.
It's true enough that I might appear to be healthy for awhile. We associate obesity most with heart attack and stroke. And the adverse effects of obesity might not show up as cardiometabolic incidents for 10 years.
But the long term effects of obesity are pretty chilling. That familiar list -- diabetes, joint problems, kidney issues, certain types of cancer, cognitive decline . . . just a few of the obesity related issues that do emerge, sooner or later. Obesity affects every aspect of human physiology and functioning.
Just what I suspected . . . sigh. Can't delude myself that there is anything benign about obesity.
So I'll be keeping on keeping on: tracking the nutrition, staying as lean as possible. Fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries for breakfast with no fat no sugar Greek yogourt (8 grams protein) and butterscotch coffee.
There. Was that so bad?