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Saturday, February 2, 2008

THAT will make you fat

I have been hearing about all kinds of things that can make you gain weight. What ever happened to calories in versus calories out. I know some things can make you retain water - too much salt, PMS!, and some medications. But now I have started a list of other things they say will make you gain weight.

Too much fat intake
Too much Salt
Too much sugar
PMS/menopause
Certain medications
Hypothyroidism
Depression
Inactivity
Stress
Too little sleep (Can I use this as my excuse to not get up for 5:30 a.m. Spinning class??)Preservatives
Stopping smoking
Diet Soda
Not enough water
Eating and drinking out of plastic (WHAT???) Yup, this is the lastest. Plastic will give us cancer, kill the environment and make us fat!
http://www.boston.com/news/health/
Search for 1/14/08 article. Is Plastic Making Us Fat?

So the question becomes is there anything that doesn't make us gain weight? And what things can help promote weight loss that is healthy (and legal)? Brings me back to calories in and calories out.And on that note, I better put my water in a glass, have some fruit, do some yoga to destress, and get a good 8 hours of sleep. BA HA HA HA!!!! I guess the reality is I will just have to get up for 5:30 a.m. Spin class!

1 comment:

kannie said...

What a cute post!!! I couldn't agree more - whatever one's body does with food, more calories in will be more likely to be stored, and less will be less likely, LOL... it's amazing how hard we look for scapegoats in our society ;-). Of course, I'm still working on it, but it's been veeeeery interesting to observe what happens when I try to eat healthier and move more! Happy spinning!!! (And wow - can you imagine lugging around a glass water bottle all day? :-)