Here's a couple of articles that came to me by way of email (thanks Karen & Jim).
For the dieter who's looking to lose a few, the market wants to help you.
For the past couple of years, certain companies have offered small portions of snack foods bundled in 100-calorie packs. Roughly 175 products — among them Nabisco's Oreos and Teddy Grahams, Hershey's Dark Chocolate and, yes, even Hostess' Twinkies, in the form of Twinkie Bites — come in small sizes. Do they work?
Sandi Krueger of Turlock dropped 120 pounds with weight-loss surgery, but she is hardly a success story.
The 2002 surgery led to chronic malnutrition and anemia. As the pounds melted away, so did her life.
With a sunken face and protruding collar bones, she is too weak to work and spends most afternoons on the couch wrapped in a blanket.
She has thoughts of giving up, but wants to be there for 12-year-old daughter Megan and 19-year-old son Dustin.
"It's not acceptable leaving me like this," said the 103-pound Krueger, who at 38 looks closer to 50. "I've gone to doctor after doctor and basically they don't help me."
This is a very tragic story and I consider Ms. Krueger and victim of people who should have taken care of her.
Wouldn't it just be so much easier to eat all the meat, natural fat (animal, coconut, olive), vegetables (swimming in fat is A-OK too), fruit (smoothies blended with eggs and lots of fat — heavy cream and/or coconut milk — is also A-OK — (are you detecting a theme, here?)) that you want, get the highest nutrition possible, and watch the pounds melt away, widespread inflammation reduce, and moderate of correct most health problems, particularly those of an autoimmune nature?
Do you know why America is fatter than ever? It is squarely and precisely because its fear of fat is greater than ever. Fat (natural fat) is king. Once you learn this, everything falls right into place.