Childhood Obesity

The following is an excerpt from Yoni Freedhoff’s article; Juice is NOT a F@*#$*&g Fruit!  We’ve featured Dr. Yoni’s material here on UltimateFatBurner.com many times, not simply because he’s a fellow Canuck, but because we love his blog and the material printed therein. And we especially love the titles of his articles. As you may have […]

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A short while ago, Elissa wrote “NYC Limit on Sugary Drink Size Struck Down“, which detailed the fairly spectacular failings of Major Bloomberg’s newest anti-obesity initiative; to limit the size of sugar-laden drinks sold restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and food carts. Ever since then, the right wing blogosphere has been alive with chants of “nanny […]

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This story makes me happy (all over again) that my kids are grown, and are no longer in the K-12 educational system. WHDH-TV – It’s just another example of “one-size-fits-all” bureaucratic thinking. I had my fill of it when my kids were in school… and so did my kids, for that matter. As Jane Brody […]

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When my kids were growing up, we always chose The Most Basic of all basic cable TV packages offered, so we never got the Disney channel… thus I cannot tell you what the food ads were like. I can imagine it, though, so the news that Disney plans to phase out ads for junk food seems […]

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IMHO, Part 4 of “The Weight of the Nation,” was the best episode of the series. It did a great job of examining the “big picture” contributors to obesity/obesity-related ills introduced in Part 1. These were: the mismatch between our genetics and current, industrial environment; the impact of poverty on people’s food choices and physical activity; how our toxic […]

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I finally got the chance to view Part 3 of “The Weight of the Nation”… well, most of Part 3. I missed the last 10 minutes when my server connection froze. After multiple attempts to reconnect, I decided to hang it up – I think I saw enough of it to render an opinion, anyway. […]

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I watched Part I of the HBO documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” online, last night. I hope to catch Part 2 later tonight. For the most part, I liked what I saw. The producers did a good job of conveying the complexity of obesity, and the roles that poverty, genetics, food culture and the built […]

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According to this special report from Reuters, it’s “[t]he side with the fattest wallets.” It’s the food industry side, natch. This one small paragraph speaks volumes about industry clout: At every level of government, the food and beverage industries won fight after fight during the last decade. They have never lost a significant political battle […]

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I haven’t written much about the Dukan Diet, primarily because it’s a hybrid of the old Stillman and Atkins diets.  In other words, it’s not very original. I imagine it works, just as its predecessors did. I also imagine that it suffers from the same issues that plague other rigid, exclusionary diets too – relatively low compliance and (eventual) weight regain. I […]

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The state of Georgia has a new – and controversial – ad campaign about childhood obesity. What’s controversial about it? This ABC News vid gets to the heart of it: Georgia has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the US. Supporters say it’s “…a crucial first step” and  “…necessary to spark a conversation.”  On […]

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