Skip to main content

View Diary: Women are fat because they don't do enough housework anymore. No, really, it's science! (182 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  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

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site