Daily Archives: May 7, 2007

Playlist of the night. And probably for several nights to come. FineTune is interesting.

Working, working. The usual. Schedule is in the evening which will make getting work done and going to see league finals difficult. I’ll manage though. Both games have the potential to be very good.

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Genes Take Charge, and Diets Fall by the Wayside
This article could be depressing.  Or not.
 

“The results did not mean that people are completely helpless to control their weight, Dr. Stunkard said. But, he said, it did mean that those who tend to be fat will have to constantly battle their genetic inheritance if they want to reach and maintain a significantly lower weight.”
 

It’s kind of like finally being diagnosed with a nameable  disease after being mysteriously sick.  It’s a relief, knowing what you’re up against.  Realistically, I am not in that category that it going to far afield from my weight range.  I don’t get gawd-awful hungry.  I don’t fantasize about eating what I can’t.  But I will have to watch what I eat (and how much I exercise) for the rest of my life if I want to stay the weight I am now.  For the rest of my life.  About eight years back that was a depressing thought that made me very angry (because I was on a food-limiting diet rather than a calorie-limiting diet).  Now, I realize I can have a dinner roll occasionally.  Or ice cream.  Or even forget my budget and eat out occasionally.  It’s all about finding what you can live with.

The question this article and the research doesn’t address is why are there so many more obese and overweight people now than before.  Are so many really bucking the genetic trend in the opposite direction?