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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stay Fat

Stay Fat

I was surfing my favorite website for obscure news (MSN) and I found this gem:

So if you can make it past the article about gun rights, the article about congresswoman Giffords being shot by a gun and living, and the article about how Giffords being shot by a gun is somewhat overshadowing an outdated federal holiday concerning a certain civil rights icon who was shot by a gun and didn't live, then you'd see the juiciest of them all.  (It's conveniently circled.)  (And yes, I said MLK's birthday is an outdated holiday.  It's on par with President's Day and Colombus Day.)  Anyway, the gist of the article is this: if you're already overweight, the odds are, you'd be better off staying that way instead of losing the weight.

-I know, shocking.
-So does that mean I can eat yummy delicious Oreo cream sandwiches to my clogged heart's content for as long as we both shall live?
-Well . . . that's a little creepy and I'm not sure what it means, but sure.
-And exercising?  Does that mean I should start training for the next Law and Order marathon?
-Yes, as long as you wear running shorts.

The real gist is this: body fat tends to store nasty pollutants and pesticides like PCBs and DDT.  They supposedly get into body fat by eating overly-processed foods, under-cleaned-chemically-treated foods, and touching public restroom door handles after people who don't wash their hands (or at least two of those reasons).  Well, when you begin to lose significant amounts of that fat, typically by means of diet and exercise, those chemicals get released into your bloodstream.  Subsequently, diseases like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and coronary heart disease have all been linked to those chemicals, also known as persistent organic pollutants.

Luckily, the article mentions two methods of avoiding these toxins getting into your blood.  First, exercising and sticking to a plant-based diet while losing weight.  And, "of course, not becoming obese in the first place..."  There's a real pearl of wisdom for ya!



Damn that's crazy! I can't imagine letting myself go that bad...but it can happen. I just know I need to shed a few pounds whenever I catch myself doing squats to get into my jeans ;)

AmberLaShell said...

haha, that's they tell me not to get obese in the first place, if only I knew that sooner! haha, stupid article.

Christine said...

not becoming obese in the first place...

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! :-)

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