Posts tagged Childhood Obesity
Some time ago, my wife watched me down a glass of water after dinner and told me I was odd. Me being odd was no surprise to me, but why now? She highlighted the fact that I don’t drink anything while eating but will immediately drink something once I am done.
Huh. This was something I quickly recognized that I do in fact do, but never really thought about it until then. The culprit? As with all things in a man’s life: Mom. I have mentioned in my multiple posts related to childhood obesity, I was a fat kid. Not heavy. More >
In a world of article scanners (as opposed to reading), I am concerned that the article will be misinterpreted. The Journal of the American Medical Association found that BPA has a possible correlation to obesity — but there is no explanation for it and whether or not it is a cause. They DO NOT say that BPA causes obesity. I fear the main takeaway will be that More >
I was a fat kid.
Why? Simple: I grew up under the old methods of “finish what’s on your plate” and “a growing boy needs his food.” Both my parents worked, but my mom found time to cook everyday and meals were very rarely microwaved or made of processed foods — they just happened to be high fat, high calorie or portions were on the extreme side (who knew that the ultra-fresh chicken I ate as a kid is now considered high end gourmet in a restaurant and costs 3x as much?). I was a very active child and yet I was nearly More >
Two articles covering studies on childhood obesity came out on CNN.com over the course of three days:
The underlying theme here seems to be that childhood obesity cannot be avoided. Mom works? Your kids will be fat. Feed your kids solids before they were four months old? Your kids will be fat. Clearly, this isn’t the case — but the reports are alarming because although the article about working moms states flatly that the study doesn’t suggest working moms are the cause of inflated BMIs (new to BMI? More >