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  •  Eating some carb based junk food, (0+ / 0-)

    may increase hunger.  So can carb based whole grain cereals and breads.  Carbs are not evil tho.

    •  Contradiction? (2+ / 0-)
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      Reduce your calories and you will lose weight.

      ...just as there is no magic bullet for weight loss.

      The China Study draws some conclusions that have been challenged. It does hit, IMO, the basic issue for most diets today. Too much food that has less nutrition value due to length of time from harvest to eating (not to mention loss of soil nutrients), too much processing, not enough fiber, too many additives, not enough plant foods, too much meat from animals fed to create unhealthy fats, calories from fats and sugars are too high as a percent of total.

      That is just diet. There are many other known contributors including metabolism, genetic abnormalities, hormones, SAD, exercise, stress and access to healthy food - financial or location. Haven't seen anything yet on environmental toxins, figure I've missed it or will be seeing it soon.

      Then this meta study was in the 1/13 JAMA.  Being obese may correlate with morbidity but not mortality.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:23:55 PM PST

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      •  Obesity is complex, (0+ / 0-)

        and can't be blamed on a single item, like HFCS, which is what this is about.

        One can reduce their caloric intake with prepared foods and lose weight.  Weight gain and weight loss are complex with many inputs.  More than just junk foods or other items you don't like.

        •  Thought I made that complexity very clear (0+ / 0-)

          in the second paragraph. FYI, I've done diet teaching, with all kinds of patients, since getting the RN (BSN) in '77. Got interested in nutrition at 8.

          Can some people reduce their caloric intake and lose weight with prepared foods? Sure. Some prepared foods use healthy ingredients and processes. Also, I said 'too much'. If not prepared well, the individual can put the weight back on.

          Being able to stick to a diet is critical to stabilizing weight, which has a lot of support for being more important than reaching a specific weight or BMI. I've had doctors decide a diet that the patient had maintained a stable weight on was better than the fluctuations when they tried to cut back more. RDs are also open to it.

          I worked with a nurse who had finally been told by an allergy specialist: 'If it grows in dirt, or on something that grows in dirt, you are allergic to it.' She was too thin. I've always hoped that somewhere along the way she got a more specific diagnosis that allowed her a greater variety. We are all unique.

          The diary was about women becoming fat from not doing as much housework. The initial comments went to HCFS, which has been linked to weight gain. You went to excess calorie intake as the simplistic answer. I went to complexity.

          "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

          by Ginny in CO on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 05:36:41 PM PST

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      •  Actually more data is becoming available on (1+ / 0-)
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        environmental toxins, however they will be all tangled up with fertility studies rather than stand alone pieces.

        PCOS and BPA are showing serious connections.

        Weight Gain and PCOS are already known to be connected.

        Start messing with hormones and you are messing with the entire metabolic system, and not just if one can get knocked up or father children--or not.

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