The 2 Things Our World Needs to Fight Obesity

There is health.  And there is weight.  We do know that certain cancers are more likely at higher weights, so we know that a high BMI may lead to a higher incidence of disease but this isn't true for all people.  Asserting such is a form of discrimination.  There are overweight healthy people who cost the health system absolutely nothing because they eat well and move a lot, and there are unhealthy people who have normal BMIs.  When we talk about obesity, we’re really talking about being sedentary, about eating chemical food-like products, about how most people use food – a tangible – to make up for deficits in intangibles, like loneliness, grief, boredom, lack of self-efficacy.  It’s not about the weight.

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Why Many Doctors Recommend Weighing Yourself Regularly To Lose Weight, & Why I Think They're Wrong.

I cancelled my Weight Watchers membership on Monday.  I did it because I wasn't using the tools I was paying for: the weigh ins, the meetings and the app.  I wasn't going to the meetings because it seems like people just want to talk about food, but I know a lot about food already.

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