Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I just wanted to share some links to some stories/articles for you all to check out.  I tried to include some kind of description/excerpt to give you an idea of what each one was about.  If you check any of them out, let me know which & what you thought please!

Mel C; Pregnancy saved her from bulimia
Mel C reveals giving birth to daughter Scarlet cured her of bulimia

Scientists find "master switch" gene for obesity
Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a "master switch" that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and say it should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases.

World's Fattest Girl, age 6, 201 lbs
Standing just 3ft 5ins tall and weighing a staggering 14st 5lbs, this child weighs five times more than she should.  Suman Khatun is believed to be one of the world's fattest kids - and eats enough food each week to feed her entire village.

7 Ways to Swap Fat Out of Your Diet
Choose skim milk instead of cream.
Choose cottage cheese instead of cream cheese.
Choose ham on your pizza instead of pepperoni.
Choose an egg white omelet instead of a regular egg omelet.
Choose a grilled chicken burger instead of a hamburger.
Choose a baked potato instead of French fries.
Choose turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
(see article link for more details)

Snacks with 80 calories or less
They have a bit of variety, from salty to sweet & even beer!

Calisthenics Come Back as the Anywhere Workout
NO GYM NECESSARY.  Rob Morea, an owner of Great Jones Fitness in Manhattan, offers exercises that can be done in a hotel room.

Does every gathering have to involve food?
More evidence is pointing to the fact that having fat friends can be, well, contagious.
The more overweight a woman’s social circle is, the more likely she is to be obese herself, according to Arizona State University research just published in the American Journal of Public Health online. Interestingly, researchers found that this may have less to do with shared values — such as “It’s OK to be fat” — than it does shared behaviors.


Kitty said...

Really great links! I can't believe the one about the fattest child. That's unbelieveable. How does one even GET that big in the first place?!

Mich said...

Those links were great! Especially the one with the under 80 cal snacks.