Things that make you go “Hmmm…”

I’m reading yet another weight loss/nutrition book, and I won’t bore you with the details, but here’s a little something to think about.

Obesity specialist Dr. Gus Prosch says there are seven truths about obesity:

  1. If you’re obese, you have a lifetime disease.
  2. Your metabolic processes will always tend to be abnormal.
  3. You cannot eat what others eat and stay thin.
  4. Anyone can lose weight and stay slim provided the causes of weight gain are determined, addressed, and corrected.
  5. Understanding insulin metabolism is the key to losing weight intelligently.
  6. There is absolutely no physiological requirement for sugar or processed foods in your diet.
  7. You must address the contributing factors causing obesity (Rubin, 22).

And there it is.

Work Cited:

Rubin, Jordan. Perfect Weight. Strang: Lake Mary, FL 2008.


9 Responses

  1. Isn’t it amazing how many books are out there about this and how they all basically say the same things… but it’s not very easy to follow them?!

  2. i actually think some of this is pretty revolutionary…like the lifetime disease stuff….makes me remember that I’ll have to fight, fight, fight, till my dying day. some days are easier, but it’s always going to be daily that I am aware of what I’m battling.

    also, love number three. as if I don’t know that. *laughs. but he’s right. I just really appreciate those thoughts…b/c they reinforce some good truth.

    maybe I’ll check it out? is it worthy?

  3. eh, it’s okay so far. I’m not very far into it. It’s definitely not as mind-blowing as Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma!

  4. the omnivore’s delimma? dude…what’s the premise. my interest is now piqued. tell.

    confession: I just had one small cheddar cheese biscuit with butter. am I the only one who does crap like this occassionally? please say no.

  5. Oops, I named the wrong book. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was okay, but I was think of this one:

    In Defense of Food was DA BOMB. Best book I’ve read in a looong time. The premise? Eat whole, healthy foods and don’t worry about the rest (calories, nutrients, blah blah blah). πŸ™‚

    I eat crap all the time. This week has been horrible. You’re not alone!

  6. I saw that at Barnes and Noble!!! I remember that post you did. I think honestly, this dude has it RIGHT ON. I may go pick it up at the barnes!!!

    I have noticed that lately I eat so much healthier. whole foods, truly. lots of fruit, lots of veggies, lots of lean meats. hardly anything that doesn’t come as is. it’s so yum yum good for you too. I’m going to go reread your post on the book…

  7. and you promise you eat crap? swear? promise?


    why do I need reassurance that I’m not the only one?

    frigging, damn hell biscuits, so friggin tempting with the butter and yumminess and all.

    *stomps off.

  8. okay, sorry, I’m back again…just read your synopsis of it. and I’m going to the library to check it out when I get back.

    OR we could do a book swap!! vampire romance for health and fitness instruction. mwahahahah.

  9. Oh that’s a good idea! Unfortunately, I’m a cheap skate and didn’t buy the book… mine was from the library too! πŸ™‚

    I’m going to have to check out the vampire books though!

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