Another Headline announcing a game changer for weight loss. Apparently, there are new drugs coming to market, each claiming to solve the obesity crisis. Fantastic! Congratulations! Each anti-obesity drug is a game changer for weight loss! Wait a minute. What game are they changing? Anyone who has ever watched a sporting event knows the […]
Noom, whose slogan on a Google search is “Stop dieting. Get life-long results” seems to be offering a magic bullet for sustainable weight loss, but is the complete prevention of weight regain fact or myth?
Eat less and exercise more! End of instruction for weight loss. Obese people are routinely told their weight problem is due to a lack of sufficient exercise. This is a simple and an efficient way to blame an individual for carrying excess weight. In reality this is little more than fat-shaming, well-intentioned or otherwise. Before […]
Recently we were asked “Why BMI?”. The importance of the question “Why BMI” reminded me of a similar philosophic discussion surrounding this shortest poem in the English language, by The American poet Eli Siegel: One Question I – Why? Such an elementary question is not easy to simply answer. The same can be said for […]