We got our new National Geographic today. Normally I respect the work done by the Geographic.
Ought to, we've been taking it since the mid-fifties. However, their article on the overweight
epidemic has me extremely frustrated. I'm not dismissing the problem-I've been fighiting the
problem all my life. I may have more than one entry on this subject.
First rant-the portion sizes old and new section. I don't have a problem with the actural hamburger.
More like a problem with the fat content of the burger and the highly refined carbohydrates in the
bun. I can't argue with the supersize fries. But, nearly half a pound of chocolate? The last time
I checked, a vending machine size bar is a lot smaller than that and that 21 cup tub of
popcorn is nearly a gallon and a half. If you're trying to scare me guys-it's not working. Heck,
I can't even get through a bag of microwave popcorn these days. I take about a quarter-the
few times I make it at work and leave the rest for my co-workers.
What I have discovered for myself is that one size (if you'll pardon the expression) does not fit
all. Do some reading-I have found some of the material by Dr. Andrew Weil useful. He's not as
strict on overall fat as the Ornish program-but he's fonder of soybeans than I am. It takes
some time to work through some of the nutritian basics-don't give up. Most of all, listen to
your body and don't give up. Some days are better than others. And hard as it is to accept-I
didn't gain it all overnight and much as I'd like to lose it overnight, it ain't gonna happen.
One thing that does help-every five pounds you lose is more noticeable than the last.
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