From Random Good Stuff
Saying yes and no all day can get tiresome.
So next time someone asks you a yes or no question save your breath and show them your hand!
Great for monks who have taken a vow of silence or people with laryngitis!
Classic - I think I'll get a pair in anticipation of when my kids turn into teenagers!
Following on, coincidentally, from our previous two posts a study published in the Nutrition Journal has concluded that dieting and other weight-loss efforts may unintentionally lead to weight gain and diminished health status.
The researchers noted that the study findings do not support conventional ideas that:
- Weight loss will prolong life.
- Anyone can lose weight and keep it off through diet, exercise and willpower.
- Weight loss is a practical and positive goal.
- Weight loss is the only way overweight and obese people can improve their health.
"The weight-focused approach does not, in the long run, produce thinner, healthier bodies," said Linda Bacon, author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, based on previously published research.
Rather than focusing on weight loss, the researchers recommend that people focus on improving their health status and developing healthy habits rather than focussing on weight management.
In my opinion this is a ground breaking study and we need more of this type of research and recomendations in the media and popular press!
From The Healthy Food Guide
You've heard the expression, "My eyes were bigger than my stomach."
Here's something that brings new meaning to that.
I was astonished to read about Starbucks' plans to
introduce a new size in its drinks.
The 'trenta' size is 916ml – larger, in fact, than the capacity of the human stomach.
If you're grossed out by that, join the club – we were, too.
Unless you were planning to fill this cup with water, it's a pretty good illustration of how easy it is to 'drink your kilojoules'.
We don't always think of drinks like juice, cordial, coffee, sports drinks and soft drinks as food, but we should – they can add significantly to our energy intake without us even realising it, and – this is the real killer – without feeling full.
It can be one of the reasons we gain weight whilst feeling like we're eating well and doing everything else
Happy New Year all - we hope you had a happy and safe Christmas and are revitalised for the new year ahead.
For our first post of 2011 a question - how many of you have set a New Years Resolution and if yes, what is it?