Fat Fiction Fat, lies and measuring tape

Do you not think it's well... a bit odd? The fact that the world has suddenly grown fat in a single generation? Since the explosion of gyms, low-fat foods, calorie counting and government healthy eating advice, 1 in 4 people in Britain are obese, and 2 in 3 are overweight. What's going wrong?

It's all about malnutrition. Once you get your head around that idea, obesity and all its related problems start making sense. Need to lose weight? Simple. Or maybe you've got gallstones? Well, as I'm finding out, that's not so simple.
Like any blog, this is all a work in progress, but if you're going to start anywhere, 2 minute summary is as good as any.

Most recent posts below...

16Oct/114

Honesty is the best policy

Lansley on a mission for truth

When’s the last time you were properly patronised? I mean really patronised in a fully condescending fashion, as if you were some kind of dribbling village idiot that sits at home playing with fireworks and cans of petrol? It’s been a while for me, but someone stepped up to the job with real talent – none other than the Chief Medical Officer for the UK presenting the new obesity strategy. I say presenting – I really mean telling off the UK for being a bunch of greedy feckless chubsters. If you’ve not seen it, cop a load of Dame Sally Davies endearing herself to the country.


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11Jul/112

Result!

Least relevant picture to this post I could find...

It’s been a big week for news. Huge. Lies, deceit and moral condemnation have been on the forefront of everyone’s mind as government officials trot out the same tired old clichés about doing what’s right, not just for our sakes but for the sakes of our children and generations to come. But say what you like, we've got a result, even if it's not the one we wanted ...


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16Nov/104

Great news: KFC write UK obesity strategy

Ronald and the Colonel have a got a big job...

At long last, the newish UK Minister for Health, Andrew Lansley, decided to ask the big food manufacturers and restaurants for their advice on obesity policy. And while the Colonel and Ronald McDonald sketch out their own finger-licking strategy which will doubtlessly involve some variant of a McDirtbox in a family-sized bucket, I can’t help feeling this was the best possible result.

But... but…. But… he must be in bed with the big industries, and they don’t care about our health!

Yeah, I know, I know. And only two months ago, Lansley was laying the boot into chef Jamie Oliver for his tireless campaign to improve school meals. Not only that, he reputedly enjoys beating kittens with ministerial briefing boxes until they squeal the national anthem. Maybe. But even so, it’s still possibly the best outcome we could expect in the UK.

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Filed under: Fat, policy Full article