The Food-Fraud Writing On The Wall? Get Back To Basics.
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The Food-Fraud Writing On The Wall? Get Back To Basics.

Most of us just assume that we’re buying safe food when we go to the grocery store.  After all, the government protects us, right?  Well….some laws are in place, but whether they’re being enforced is another story.. This just became more evident when the scientific nonprofit, USP, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, announced that new reports of fake and contaminated food products submitted to its Food Fraud

Olympics XLXL – Man vs. Junk Food
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Olympics XLXL – Man vs. Junk Food

Between shows like “Man vs. Food” and websites like www.peopleofwalmart.com, it’s no shock that overweight Americans will soon become the laughingstock of the London Olympics. British illustrator Toby Leigh—aka Tobatron—has designed souvenir bags donning the phrase “I’ve rented my flat to a fat American family.” http://thatbigeventinlondon.co.uk/ His goal? To “inject some reality into the proceedings.” The worst part? We deserve it.

Why Your Teen Shouldn't Worry About Body Image [EXPERT]
Stop, and put down that tape measure!
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Why Your Teen Shouldn't Worry About Body Image

many mothers are concerned that their daughters remain thin so that they can have options in life-options to go on dates, options to decide whether or not to accept a prom invitation, and maybe even the option to hang out with the better looking boys. I do know that many mothers are concerned about their daughters' health and developing good eating and exercise habits. I continue to remain perplexed about why so many women associate thinness with attractiveness. I am concerned that we have made the erroneous assumption that males will find our daughters more attractive if they are skinny. This is at odds with what the boys tell me; many of them say that they like women who are curvy.

4 Tips To Overcome The Shame Of Obesity [EXPERT]
Obesity can often lead to emotions such as anger and shame.
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4 Tips To Overcome The Shame Of Obesity

Research from the University of Hawaii indicates that negative attitudes toward women persist even after they have lost weight. Researchers suggest that policies are needed to combat prejudice against the obese based on inaccurate assumptions. I do not know how such policies would work, since we have been talking about this issue for almost 50 years now without much progress. But I do know something about the emotion of shame, which tortures many people who have difficulty controlling their weight. This is the challenge overweight people face everyday.

My Significant Other is Obese, What Should I Do?
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My Significant Other is Obese, What Should I Do?

You wish your sweetheart took better care of themselves and weren’t so overweight, but whenever you try to help, it backfires.  You’ve tried friendly suggestions, cooked up healthy meals, kept cookies and ice cream out of the house, and resisted saying too much.  Yet it bothers you that your significant other is only getting heavier and doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it, and it is affecting how you feel about them.  Now what?

Can Lack Of Sleep Cause Diabetes & Obesity
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Can Lack Of Sleep Cause Diabetes & Obesity

Inability to sleep has caused problems with relationships, poor performace and work, irritability and other problems.  It had been noted that in addition to disruption in family life, shift workers have a much higher incidence of diabetes and obesity than people working regular day time schedules.  Much of the problem was attributed to eating habits but there remained the question if the broken sleep patterns were a contributing factor.  In a

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Leap-frogging on the beach? You're probably a great couple.
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How You Benefit From Being Obese

The recent statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported that about one-third (33.8%) of U.S. adults are obese. That number rises every day, and keeping up with it is more difficult than keeping up with your stocks. I work with the finest bariatric surgeons in the U.S. They are dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in an effort to thwart diseases, and minimize current disease progression. I also run several 12-step food addiction groups in the city of Houston and online in many cities. I talk to morbidly obese patients everyday. I teach them, counsel them, eat with them, and spend endless hours reading their journals. These patients have a story to tell, but we aren’t listening and we continue asking the wrong questions.

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Study: Obese People Are Less Sexually Satisfied

As if being obese didn't have enough pitfalls, findings published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy suggest that the extra pounds can weigh down your sex life. A weight loss drug study involving 134 women and 91 men, who were all moderately to severely overweight, revealed that when probed about their sex life, obese people are more likely to report less sexual satisfaction than the general population.

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Does Being In Love Make You Fat?

New research shows that within a few years of getting married, individuals are twice as likely to become obese than their unmarried counterparts. The study was published in the July issue of Obesity, where the authors tried to determine how romantic relationships affected weight gain. They studied 6,949 people for several years and found that married people are more likely to become obese than those who are just dating, and that young people who cohabitate with their partners also tend to gain weight.