1. Look what cutting out 3lbs of butter per day can do to a person.
One of Paula’s tips to lose weight is to not have mashed taters at every meal… maybe a little baked fish or salad.
Huh. I think I’m going to try that. Thanks, Paula!
Do you think Paula misses her daily butter dose?
2. Speaking of weight loss, if you’ve been watching Real Housewives of New Jersey (those craaaaaaaaaaaazy yet entertaining bit**es), you know Lauren Manzo (she’s 24) has been struggling all season to lose weight. She was on some weird egg white drink diet and some other restrictive food diets, but didn’t seem to lose any weight. The fact that her family basically made fun of her every time she ate probably didn’t help, but that’s for another post.
Anyway, apparently Lauren got the lap band surgery (her dad has had it done as well), which is basically silicone that is placed around the stomach to make it smaller. It’s not as invasive as gastric bypass, but it’s still surgery. She’s lost about 30 lbs so far, and looks great, but I guess I’m wondering- would you have the lap band surgery if you were needing to lose just 30-40 lbs?
3. Lastly, lately I’ve been watching episodes of The Weight of the Nation on my Kindle Fire (it’s free under TV extras, btw), and the stats are incredibly amazing and depressing.
Nearly 70% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese today and something like 20% of kids are obese (not just overweight).
It’s honestly one of the most heartbreaking and informative shows I’ve ever seen.
Adults need to be getting 150 minutes of exercise per week, while kids should be getting 60 minutes of exercise per DAY.
(The average kid is watching/ playing 7.5 hours of media per day….)
The consequences that come along with being overweight are severe- kidney disease, diabetes, heart problems including heard disease and high blood pressure.. the list goes on.
It’s astounding to me that some people don’t even realize that they’re doing themselves a disservice by drinking 3 sweet iced teas per day (hello 230 calories each!), or sodas (suuuuuuuugar high), or feasting on fast food nearly everyday.
Do you watch what you eat? Are you aware of your calorie intake and output?