poor obese children not eating enough

It’s true. More and more studies are going to come out like this one. Best quote:

Missing from the children’s diets were four key nutrients: calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. All play important roles, but magnesium is involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body that help to spur metabolism and cell function.

When magnesium — found in cooked spinach, black beans, bran cereal and other foods — is missing from the diet, it can predispose an individual to diabetes, Trevino said.

Calories in, calories out is bullshit.  Of course nutritionists who know nothing about physics are going to read this and say something idiotic like “1400 calories a day is way too much for a 9 year old.”  It’s not the quantity of the calories, as much as the quality. Good Calories, Bad Calories.

These are poor kids who were weaned on corn chips and soda, after being fed formula with high fructose corn syrup as infants.  This effects these kids on every level. How do you think this affects their work at school and their ability to learn. Now do you see why school breakfast and lunch programs are important? But of course they’re only fat because they make bad choices and are lazy. Give me a fraking break. Oh and let’s also add that they’re probably black or Hispanic to boot, and then let all the stereotypes rip. Jesus this pisses me off.

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November 20, 2008. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Pooh was right

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Truer words were never said. This is the way I think. Food is the excitement in my life. For me, food offers thrills and pleasures that other parts of my life do not (can not?) offer.

Why food? Maybe it’s because food can be a thrill a day. Everyday is an opportunity to eat something wonderful. Something that fills your mouth with flavors and sets your whole body tingling. And you have to eat. Every day. Or you’ll die. How cool is that?!!

I hear about people being excited about cars or basketball, and I just don’t see it. Big whoop! Don’t let me drive past a new bakery. I’ll be making a u-turn in the middle of the street just to get back to it. I have a friend who feels the same way. You should hear us when one has found a new restaurant or coffee shop.  We remember everything we had and report in detail. It’s so exciting!

How do I have an exciting life, a thrill a day, without food? Nothing has ever been able to take the place of food before, so I struggle to even imagine what would. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. And don’t say exercise in general, be more specific. I’ve tried a lot of different activities and honestly none of them are as thrilling as a really good bread.

November 10, 2008. Tags: , , . diet routine, Uncategorized. 2 comments.