Kevin Hall in The Washington Post covers 5 pervasive weight loss myths.
James Hamblin in the Atlantic on how the future of meat won't be meat at all.
1. So embargo now lifted on meta-analysis that found low-fat diets no better than any other diet for weight loss.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
2. Study did find that calorie restricted low-fat had worse outcomes than non-calorie restricted high fat (low-carb) diets.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
3. But what's amazing to me is that diet proponents and the media are going to be shouting about a study that in the end is quibbling— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
4. about weight losses amounting to just 5-7lbs in a year, and differences of 1-2lbs between diets. Ultimately study shows all "diets" suck.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
5. That all diets suck isn't news. Nor do findings provide brag-worthiness to diets conferring an additional 1 or 2lbs of yearly losses.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
6. Biggest predictor of longterm success is whether or not U actually enjoy your life/diet while losing. If you don't, weight's coming back.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
7. Inconvenient truth of healthful living is that it does require effort, but if effort is perceived as suffering, it's not going to last.— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) October 29, 2015
"If it burns, it grows", "You have elbows and you have knees, so touch them" - Howard Kleiner the star of today's Funny Friday.
Have a great weekend!
"another assault launched in the war against Halloween".Another? I guess I missed the start of the war, but putting the war's start aside, to launch their case the National Post quotes Lenore Skenazy of the blog Free-Range-Kids stating,
"I think of as Halloween as the holiday when we test market new fears"and of the discounted fitness passes plan,
"To turn Halloween into such a seductive, dangerous night that children might get a taste of candy and go buck wild…strikes me as overkill."Then they tap Toronto RD Abby Langer who infers that by offering the passes the city is demonstrating their opposition to letting kids have candy on Halloween,
"I really am a strong believer in letting kids have their Halloween candy. I know people don’t expect that"and that by offering fitness passes for purchase means Summerside has effectively cancelled the holiday,
"I would say let the kids have their Halloween and let them enjoy it. The rest of the country is going to have Halloween, and kids are not oblivious to that. They’re going to know that they’re missing out on something."The piece closes with Montreal RD Lisa Rutledge's quote,
"If children hear the parents sounding scared or worried with the children’s inability to control themselves, that sends a message that one should fear candy."I know that manufactured controversies sell, but it seems to me that the only "assault" and "test marketed fear" here is the suggestion that a city's offering of discounted fitness passes, passes that in turn will undoubtedly serve as drops in literal buckets of candy, is part of a made-up war against Halloween.
"Kids don't get enough candy these days, how can we help to get them more?"or
"What could be better than candy to promote our hospital and dental clinics?"or,
"Anyone else think Halloween's too short?"And unless there's something I'm missing, other than brand exposure for the hospital and the dental clinic, I can't figure out a tie-in. I mean this isn't even junk food fundraising, it's just a candy giveaway!
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"One thing we're doing right now (Note: Right now means February 2014) is doing a reassessment of all of those things and certainly me personally, I agree with Yoni that it (chocolate milk) should not be there either"Well that screen capture up above was snapped just this past weekend so certainly no changes yet.
"You won’t be seeing that anymore … and there’ll be a fair number of new materials coming out in the next few months."Well, that juice quote was from 5 months ago now, and chocolate milk - that was 21 months ago.
"Data based on consumer perception after a 60 day home-use trial of PhystoSport products by 25 Arbonne Independent Consultants, Arbonne employees, and friends."