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    I owe you an apology. We had words, way back when, about eating frequently raising your metabolism. You said research proved it didn't. You are right. I have read enough on the subject now and seen enough studies to be satisfied that frequency of eating doesn't matter: Overall calories and nutrients do.

    I still find that eating frequently is a good plan for me, as it helps me to stay ahead of the hunger. But I no longer believe it is raising my metabolism.
    2401 days ago
    Agreed: junk science on the thermostat issue.
    2445 days ago
    I fear my point may have gotten muddied in my emotional post, so I hope you don't mind my taking a moment to elaborate.

    Do I think being obese/overweight is unhealthy? Yes. I was 268 pounds, well into the "morbidly obese" category and most definitely not healthy by any definition of the word. I needed to lose weight badly - and what do you know, I got healthy as the pounds fell off. I am not one of those "Healthy at Every Size" advocates who think a person can be completely healthy at 300 pounds. Absolutely not.

    The problem is, for a fat person, being reprimanded for being fat, or shamed, never helped me want to change my situation. Now, I understand I'm not representative of every person out there. Some people do respond to this, and can change themselves. That's their way. But for me, I just took this and withdrew. I didn't change, and the only way I could was to treat my fatness like the "sickness" it was.

    I would prefer a different alternative: let's treat the ailment. Let's get the person away from the unhealthy choices and move to a healthy alternative. Because I have no doubt that when a person relearns how to eat and behave and be active, that a healthy weight is right around the corner.

    I also want to say, that comparing aggressive drivers to fat people isn't a fair, complete metaphor. Being overweight/obese and inactive is a risk to your health, most definitely, but also, being fat can be a symptom of the "disease" of addiction. Charging higher rates on medical insurance won't make an addict suddenly give up his or her "hit".

    I hope this clarifies. I appreciate the time you took to respond to my blog post, your courage in offering your honest opinion. I am really adamant about being healthy, which is why things like this concern me - I'm afraid it chases people away from being healthy instead of bringing them closer to a healthy, happy lifestyle.
    2463 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/13/2013 5:53:05 PM
    Thnx for stopping by- Weight Watcher's doesn't supply any food- just the plan.
    We shall see.
    2478 days ago
    Good morning, and thank you for your comments on my blog posting. There is an easy fix to the problem you have raised. If you slowly scroll down till you get to section 3, Community and Spark Team Check-in, you'll see all the links you've referenced. You don't need to scroll down far enough for the auto-load feature to kick in. It's only down about 1/4 from the top. The links will be easily viewable and you should be able to click on them with no problem.
    2487 days ago
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