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  • These Simple Tips May Prevent Holiday Weight Gain, Study Suggests

    12/11/2018 1:13:27 PM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer
    The study's 272 participants were randomly divided into two groups. People in one group, known as the intervention group, were advised to weigh themselves at least twice a week during the holidays and to record and reflect on their weight. This group also received 10 tips for managing weight; these suggestions included being careful with portion sizes, limiting alcohol and sugary drinks, and engaging in regular physical activity. This group also received a list showing how much exercise you'd need to burn off popular holiday foods and drinks. For example, it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off...
  • Obese Florida man, George Jolicoeur, avoids jail because he's too fat

    12/11/2018 6:27:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/11/2018 | JOE TACOPINO
    Get out of jail free: because you're too fat. A 600-pound Florida man, arrested for scamming restaurants in 2007, was offered a plea deal when prosecutors discovered it was too expensive to incarcerate him, according to the Orlando Sentinel. George Jolicoeur, 38, is infamous for ordering food and then complaining about the quality and refusing to pay after he eats it. The obese thief once devoured five milk shakes before finding a hair in the shake and refusing to pay. Jolicoeur was arrested in 2007 after downing nearly $50 of beef jerky from a 7-Eleven, then claiming the last few...
  • Trump gives the hook to 'nasty, rotty' school cafeteria food

    12/08/2018 3:34:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8,2018 | Monica Showalter
    Horrors! Bad food. That kids like. Including all that highly recommended carby stuff still sitting there at the bottom of the government's food pyramid. The press is yelling 'fat people' and all that, imagining that lefty-union-controlled school authorities around the country are just itching to put refined flour and white sugar in front of the young 'uns, alongside chocolate milk. Tortillas, maybe, given the high numbers of Mexican kids (but don't dare serve them to a Honduran!), yet the reality is, the Trump administration is giving school districts some school choice in how to handle the food situation for the...
  • Junk food ads banned from London transport network to reduce child obesity

    11/24/2018 8:17:22 AM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 11/23/2018 | Uncredited
    Adverts for junk food are to be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network to help tackle childhood obesity, Sadiq Khan has announced. From February, promotions for unhealthy food and soft drinks will be stripped from trains, buses, boats and trams across the capital. The decision covers the likes of fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, and cheeseburgers, meaning big brands like McDonald's and Cadbury will only be able to feature healthier products on any adverts they want to run. Mr Khan, London's mayor, said a public consultation launched in May had found "overwhelming support" for a ban, which will...
  • Size 28 lingerie model who was urged to KILL HERSELF by cruel trolls insists 'most men want [tr]

    11/09/2018 6:16:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Amber Ascroft
    A size 28 lingerie model from New York is embracing her fuller figure after receiving nasty jibes from internet trolls. Leah Stanley, 29, started her Instagram account, that now has over 92,000 followers, in a bid to encourage other women to enjoy their curves after she grew up without a strong plus-sized influence. 'I've received countless comments and messages regarding my health, lifestyle and life overall. I've been told I should kill myself, that I should learn to stop eating or that I'm unhealthy and only promoting an unhealthy lifestyle,' says Leah.
  • Memes may contribute to teenage obesity, lawmakers told

    10/19/2018 3:08:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | Rob Picheta
    It's been a bad few weeks for memes. In mid-September the European Parliament passed a new copyright law that some have dubbed a "meme ban." Then Sweden's advertising watchdog ruled that the popular "distracted boyfriend" meme is sexist. Now, academics have told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the UK obesity crisis and doing harm to teenagers on a significant scale. Memes carry dangerous health-related messages and make light of unhealthy eating habits, researchers from Loughborough University wrote in a letter sent to a British parliamentary committee. "A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet...
  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan 

    10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories. Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s...
  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan [UK]

    10/12/2018 10:21:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops. And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories.
  • Diabetes may begin more than 20 years before diagnosis

    10/07/2018 6:40:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 57 replies
    Science Daily/Diabetologia ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dr Hiroyuki Sagesaka and Professor Mitsuhisa Komatsu
    Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to new research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (1-5 October). The Japanese study tracked over 27,000 non-diabetic adults (average age 49 years) between 2005 and 2016 and found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI) and impaired insulin sensitivity were detectable up to 10 years before the diagnosis of diabetes as well as prediabetes. [snip] "As the vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes go through the stage of...
  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....
  • Our Fat Pets: Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights [tr]

    08/02/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Susan Jenks
    Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised exercise program that included treadmill work and running through stationary poles.
  • Fat tourists leave Greek island donkeys CRIPPLED

    07/31/2018 6:42:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Express ^ | July 31, 2018 | John Fitzpatrick
    More than 1,000 tourists a day visit the island of Santorini from cruise ships in the peak season. They use traditional transport on the hilly terrain - where cars cannot go - and are attracted to idyllic white houses in places such as the principal town of Fira. Every day the donkeys make four to five journeys up its 520 white cobbled steps in temperatures of up to 86F (30C). Animal rights activists claim donkeys are increasingly left with spinal injuries and open wounds from ill-fitting saddles. They say that, with obesity on the rise, the animals are being forced...
  • 4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified

    07/14/2018 5:43:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 145 replies
    Ajc.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Chelsea Prince
    4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified A waitress required 15 stitches after she was attacked by four women she served Tuesday night at a Henry County Applebee’s, police said. The women beat and punched the waitress and stabbed her in the forearm with a steak knife, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told AJC.com. They allegedly took her tip money before they skipped out on a $62.57 bill. Authorities identified the four women as Demetrius Boyd, Keterah Boyd, Lakisha Boyd and Lashondra Boyd.
  • Self magazine features plus-size model Tess Holliday on first digital cover

    07/02/2018 9:02:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 163 replies
    Self Magazine debuted its first digital cover this week, which showed plus-sized model Tess Holliday and told readers that her “health is none of your business.” The health and wellness magazine posted the cover to its Instagram account and included a portion of Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Kylstra’s editor’s letter, which explains why the publication decided to give Holliday “a platform.” “Holliday identifies as a fat woman; we chose to give her a platform because she has insightful things to say about thriving in a world that devalues bodies of size,” the letter said. “We also chose to feature her because size...
  • Woman says she felt fat-shamed at Islands of Adventure ride

    04/04/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 114 replies
    WFTV9.com ^ | 3/15/2018 | Jason Kelly , Lauren Seabrook
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman said she felt fat-shamed when she was unable to ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Angel Morales said she asked workers if she could ride the ride bench with one fewer person so that she wouldn't make anyone sitting beside her feel uncomfortable. Morales said she felt humiliated when employees declined her request. The theme park doesn't have weight restrictions, so Morales said she didn't know she couldn't go on the ride until she was about to board it. Morales said she bought annual passes to the park last year...
  • Rudy Giuliani made crude joke about Hillary Clinton's weight at Trump fundraiser: Report

    03/06/2018 6:03:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/4/2018 | Kyle Feldscher
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reportedly made a crude joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s weight Friday while at Mar-a-Lago with President Trump. Axios reported Giuliani was invited up on stage during Trump’s remarks to the donors at the event. He recounted a story about him attending Trump’s wedding at the Florida estate. “Hillary was also here, and she actually fit through the door,” Giuliani reportedly said. The crowd at the fundraiser reportedly gasped and Giuliani’s wife was incredulous at the remark. Trump later said “I’m just glad I didn’t say it,” according to the report.
  • Super. Three Quarters Of Young Americans Couldn’t Join The Military If They Wanted To

    02/25/2018 7:30:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    With all that’s going on in this report from the Free Beacon, it’s amazing that our military is still hitting all of its recruiting goals. But somehow they are. They don’t have all that many people to pick from, however. Just as the military is entering into a period of renewed expansion, there are fewer qualified candidates and even fewer expressing an interest. According to the Pentagon, if every person in the country age 18 to 24 showed up to apply, roughly three out of four would have to be turned away because they simply couldn’t qualify. Nearly three-quarters...
  • Here’s How the World’s Fattest Man Lost 250kg, And Now Dreams of Walking Again

    02/23/2018 10:40:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2018
    Juan Pedro Franco, from Mexico, was the world’s fattest man at 595kg in October 2016. After undergoing medical treatment, he lost 250kg and plans to lose about 100 kilos more in the next year-and-a-half. The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco’s back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250kg. Franco, who comes from northern Mexico, used to be the world’s fattest man. Guinness World Records certified the title after he weighed in at 595kg in October 2016. At the time, he was...
  • Fat Cops Are Weighing Down the NYPD

    02/18/2018 9:38:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Aaron Feis and Bruce Golding
    The NYPD is being dragged down by overweight cops — and the brass isn’t doing anything about the ballooning problem, police sources told The Post. “We really are the world’s largest police department,” said one veteran cop who’s worked in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. “We’re the fattest police department in the country … because we have no requirement to stay in shape.”
  • Cornell frat punished for "pig roast" sex contest

    02/07/2018 6:13:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Staff
    A fraternity at Cornell University has been placed on probation for conducting a sex contest members dubbed the "pig roast" in reference to the weight of women they slept with. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau chapter last year after multiple reports about the secret game in which new members could get points by having sex with women.