Obesity Update – 2009/4/22

A calorie is not a calorie.

The Skinny, a new book by Louis J. Aronne….. makes the best case yet why what you eat and when you eat it can make a big difference in appetite, satiety and how much willpower it takes to cut down…..

Dr. Aronne has concluded that refined carbohydrates and foods with high sugar and fat content promote what he calls "fullness resistance." They interfere with the complex hormonal messages the body usually sends to the brain to signal that it's time to stop eating. People feel hungrier instead.

Bad advice by the spoonful.

The New York Times web site recycled an almost-two-year-old piece by Gina Kolata the other day with this message: Most of what we think we know about obesity is wrong. Gina's stuff is really never out-of-date.

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  1. Nancy says:

    A lot of us who do not have MD or PhD degrees already knew that a calorie is not a calorie.

  2. Vicki says:

    Everyone who has tried the Adkins diet knows that a calorie is not a calorie.