From Weighty Matters: Juice is NOT a F@*#$*&g Fruit!

The following is an excerpt from Yoni Freedhoff’s article; Juice is NOT a F@*#$*&g Fruit!  We’ve featured Dr. Yoni’s material here on UltimateFatBurner.com many times, not simply because he’s a fellow Canuck, but because we love his blog and the material printed therein. And we especially love the titles of his articles. As you may have guessed, this article discusses fruit juice, which is a pet peeve of...

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Mayor Bloomberg, “Big Gulps”, Idiots, and the Nanny State

A short while ago, Elissa wrote “NYC Limit on Sugary Drink Size Struck Down“, which detailed the fairly spectacular failings of Major Bloomberg’s newest anti-obesity initiative; to limit the size of sugar-laden drinks sold restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and food carts. Ever since then, the right wing blogosphere has been alive with chants of “nanny state” and what not… … “if we...

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This Kid’s Not Fat – Let Alone Obese!

This story makes me happy (all over again) that my kids are grown, and are no longer in the K-12 educational system. WHDH-TV – It’s just another example of “one-size-fits-all” bureaucratic thinking. I had my fill of it when my kids were in school… and so did my kids, for that matter. As Jane Brody wrote in this 2010 New York Times article… “The simple answer is that the index, usually called...

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Disney To Phase out Unhealthy Food Ads

When my kids were growing up, we always chose The Most Basic of all basic cable TV packages offered, so we never got the Disney channel… thus I cannot tell you what the food ads were like. I can imagine it, though, so the news that Disney plans to phase out ads for junk food seems pretty major to me. According to USA Today… The Walt Disney Co. is announcing today that it plans to advertise only healthier foods to kids on...

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“The Weight of the Nation” – Part 4

IMHO, Part 4 of “The Weight of the Nation,” was the best episode of the series. It did a great job of examining the “big picture” contributors to obesity/obesity-related ills introduced in Part 1. These were: the mismatch between our genetics and current, industrial environment; the impact of poverty on people’s food choices and physical activity; how our toxic food environment is nurtured and promoted by...

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“The Weight of the Nation” – Part 3

I finally got the chance to view Part 3 of “The Weight of the Nation”… well, most of Part 3. I missed the last 10 minutes when my server connection froze. After multiple attempts to reconnect, I decided to hang it up – I think I saw enough of it to render an opinion, anyway. 😉 Ok, like Parts 1 and 2, it was good… in much the same ways (i.e., solid production values, sympathetic subjects, authoritative...

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