In our society so focused on battling the “obesity epidemic”, here is an article that everyone should read before making any presumptions or judgements about weight and obesity. The authors debunk several myths about obesity regarding weight loss maintenance, weight loss goals, breast feeding, and sexual activity. They also touch on breakfast, childhood habits, fruit and vegetable consumption, weight cycling, and snacking as commonly misconceived factors in obesity. Ultimately, this is a great source to inform your own understanding of this hot-topic societal issue.
What this article doesn’t address, though, is the issue of obesity and health, and the debate over whether we should (or even can) use weight as a meaningful indicator of physiological health… stay tuned for future blog posts!