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Weight of the Nation

Monday, May 21, 2012

If you havent seen this 4 part series, you really should! The first part is about the huge health risks ppl take being heavy. 2nd looks at a different view of weight loss from the heavy persons standpoint. I think that was the best one. Third talks about obesity in kids. Last is about how the food in this country is developed and advertised to us. I watched all 4 hours yesterday lol

In that 2nd part they said that if someone becomes overweight, they will have to either eat 20% less or exercise 20% more to keep it off then their former self. No studies have been done that it even goes away. So this is why if you have a friend who is the same weight and they can eat less and exercise less and stay the same weight. Yet me work my tail off and eat less to weigh 160. It was nice to see they did studies on this.

Here is the link. It's nice HBO made it free.
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    i watched the first two, have yet to see the second two. I couldnt believe that either! The other thing that really scared me and opened up my eyes was how they were finding plaque in people as young as FIVE!! It definitely has me re vamping how i eat and how i feed my daughter. I want her to live a long healthy life!
    2160 days ago
    I had a couple of friends who watched it and didn't think it was very good so it's nice to get another opinion on it. I have suspected that what you said was true because I think that gaining weight permanently changes your metabolism and you can never get it back to what it was. It's like you wore out part of your pancreas or liver. It probably has to do with things like insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, etc. When I was super thin I ate a lot more than I do now at times and didn't gain. It sucks but it looks like this is what we have to deal with the rest of our lives. Every year as you age you have to cut calories as well. I know old people who are thin and they eat so little it amazes me. I guess we have that to look forward to. You and Scott can go to a fast food place to splurge and share a small hamburger and small fry like so many of them do. LOL. How depressing.
    2163 days ago
    I will definitely check this out! Thanks!
    2163 days ago
    I will watch this with my husband some time this week. Thanks so much for sharing this!
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    2163 days ago
    emoticon I saved the link to watch some evening. Jo
    2163 days ago
    This sounds interesting. I saved the link, Ill watch it at home.
    2163 days ago
    Looks interesting- since Steve is working nights for the next month, I'll check it out when I'm bored at home and wanting to graze in the kitchen!
    2163 days ago
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