“I KNOW the answer to obesity rests squarely with educating future generations of children. There's ho question our kids need better food education and healthier choices in school cafeterias. But I don't think schools should play doctor and stick to what they do best - teaching and educating. Read this post about the USDA's new food guidelines and 10 year projections.It's certainly in the right direction.
“I won't even bother to read this article due to the fact that the words, SMOKING, OBESE, AND SAFE Are used in the same sentence. Either way it's going to kill you. Seriously, how about posting something worthwhile?
“Safer is not the same thing as safe. It's safer for me to pee on regular train tracks as a train is coming than it is to pee on an electric track as a train is coming. Either way I'm gonna get hit by a train, it's just with the latter there's that added factor of electrocution.”
“Food education and obesity prevention should be held as high in importance of education as drugs, alcohol, and smoking. School food is pure junk, but truthfully most household diets and lifestyles aren't much better. A mother wrote in to me about her daughters weight gain and it was an eye opener:http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/10/ask-alfonso-tween-temptations/”
“I don't agree at all with these statistics and I think if trends continue it will be more than 42% obesity. I recently saw an interesting "study" that suggested hanging around with obese people can make normal weight people overweight themselves. I think that is ridiculous, as obesity is not a contagious disease but more about food choices. See this interesting piece here: http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/11/fat-friends/”
JHKH on Nov 13, 2010 at 22:15:04
“No. It's not a contagious disease, it's a contagious behavior called overeating. Eating is a social function, and if your obese friends eat at McDonalds or Burger King or Jack in the Box, etc, and you join them, you too will become obese. Just like your friends.”
“The point was to prove calories in versus out as the regulator of body weight, not health. I think the good doctor was just trying to make a shocking point, and he did. I would never suggest anyone to eat Twinkies on a regular basis. Take a look at what I wrote on this subject here: http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/11/the-twinkie-diet/”
“It should all start with education. We focus heavily on anti drug, alcohol and smoking campaigns as early as elementary school. Yet school food is mostly garbage and we don't explain the health implications of being overweight to children. I'm not sure if insurance should be paying for a someones choices to eat poorly any more than they should pay for drug rehabilitation or cessation of smoking. This could be debated forever I'm sure. What I've done is compile a list of my Top 10 Diet Mistakes to help people achieve success on a diet regimen. Take a look and leave a comment. Thanks! http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/10/top-10-biggest-diet-mistakes/”
getsit on Nov 10, 2010 at 16:13:06
“I have a real problem with school menus designed by the FDA. They're too full of bad carbs, sugar, additives, and salt. Where are the vitamins?”
“I don't think that a gel filling up your stomach is the answer. In fact I think it can backfire as you'll be used to a feeling of fullness. So when you stop using the gel what are you going to replace it with? Food most likely. I still say nothing replaces a sound exercise and nutrition program. I compiled my Top 10 Diet Mistakes that I've seen throughout the years to help people stay on track. Take a look and leave a comment. http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/10/top-10-biggest-diet-mistakes/”
“If you commit to eating mostly natural foods with few ingredients, there is no need to worry about a labels authenticity. Stay away from cans and boxes, and if it's not possible, look for products with the fewest ingredients. Remember the ingredients are listed in order of quantity in the product. For more helpful diet tips check out http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/10/top-10-biggest-diet-mistakes/”
“I don't think certain products should be taxed while others aren't. And I think it's unfair that soda is being singled out and made to be a major scapegoat for America's obesity epidemic. I wrote an article about this and I think you'll like it.http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2010/10/bad-soda/”
“Sorry but barefoot in my opinion is nuts! To say it's not natural to wear sneakers is a silly argument. We are set apart by other species in that we have progressed ourselves with advancement of medicine and healthcare. It's not natural to cook sweet potatoes, either but we do. I believe you can get away with barefoot running for a number of years, but that eventually it will catch up with you. Running for periods of extended time is not natural in and of itself for human beings truthfully making the hole argument mute. With all of that magnified weight coming down in each foot, ankle, knee, hip and spine, to suggest that wearing absorbing sneakers that help cushion the impact to be detrimental is crazy in my opinion. There is a reason with 99% of people wear shoes and it's not Big Brother feeding us the notion that we have to- they are good for our feet. That's just my opinion. More at www.angrytrainerfitness.com”
dartagnan on Nov 5, 2010 at 21:28:07
“"Running for periods of extended time is not natural in and of itself for human beings"
Absolutely right. And especially running for long periods for many years (or decades) on pavement.”
“I agree with you except your picture is all wrong, and pictures are worth 1000 words -- our concept of desert is a disaster -- its a bomb of processed carbs (bleached flours, refined sugars) and fats (often cow fats from heavy cream and butter, or even better hydrogenated fats because they are cheaper than dairy) ready to clog up everything it can on its way to depositing itself on your butt. If your desert is even only 400 calories then you would need to skip a meal or run the tread for a good long time to make up for it. A picture that says a slab of desert is ok is misleading.”
“Millions, if not billions of people fail miserably on starting a new, healthier eating regime. I've listed the Top 10 Diet Mistakes that I've seen over the last 20 years as a trainer and nutrition consultant here: