Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Good Self Esteem = Better Health Than Weight Loss

No shit.

I'd like them to replicate this with a bigger sample, though - and include men. What's up with all these fucking "weight loss" studies if the "obesity epidemic" has to do with *all* Americans?

Ah, that's right, because women are still targeted more than men. Evil Womanly Fat Takes Up Too Much Space in America. Substantial women are really fucking scary.

Good news is, you can be substantial, scary, and healthy too. Imagine that.

Behavior change and self-acceptance trump dieting hands-down when it comes to achieving long-term health improvements in obese women, according to a two-year study by nutrition researchers at the University of California, Davis.

The findings suggest that significant improvements in overall health can be made, regardless of weight loss, when women learn to recognize and follow internal hunger cues and begin feeling better about their size and shape. Results of the study will appear in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

(via BFB)

2 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

And the other question is, to my mind, how much of the unhealthiness of being fat can be attributed to the stigma itself (stress, up and down weight loss, guilt, etc.), rather than the fat... 

Posted by jpjeffrey

Cash Advance Man said...

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It'll be in a totally different area than yours (mine is about weight loss diet) I know, it sounds strange, but it's like anything, once you learn more about it, it's pretty cool. It's mostly about weight loss diet related articles and subjects.