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High-tech sensors help people stay true to diet, exercise plans (quick link) January 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — erylin @ 10:16 pm

OMFG  gattica anyone?  does this not scare anyone else? 

The experimental devices are designed to keep track of how many minutes they work out, how much food they consume and even whether they are at a fast-food joint when they should be in the park. The goal is to cut down on self-reported answers that often cover up what’s really happening.

 I recently found THIS article (complete with the obligatory headless fatty picture….this time with a monitor) http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/weightloss/2010-01-07-obesity-monitors_N.htm

it’s a freaking monitor.  nanny state anyone?  I am SO mad right now I am seeing red.   SO  they are gonna make me wear a monitor and tell me what I should be eating?   how much I should be moving?  whats next?  what happens when I DONT lose weight?  I wont, trust me…on diets if anything I UNDER eat and OVER exercise, not the other way around asshat.  AND I STILL DONT LOSE WIEGHT.  “Traditional weight-loss interventions rely mainly on people’s memory of what they ate for dinner and how many minutes they worked out. But researchers have long known that method can be unreliable since people often forget details or lie.”  Right blame the fatty…because if we don’t lose the weight we MUST be lying.   we HAVE to be eating bon bons.  And watching tv.  I wonder if the monitor is waterproof so I can swim…or does that not count?  (since some of the protoypes monitor sweat levels to determine activity levels) do i have to wear a freaking heart rate monitor while i blow out my bad knees running on a treadmill because OMFG YOUR ARE FAT YOU WILL DIEEEEEEEEEEE.

Anybody else reminded of gattica, with the rows of perfect clones running in synchronization, wearing heart rate monitors…  /shudder


Here’s why you should read who funds studies.

So i was looking for new weight loss news to post and all i found were these 2 papers:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/177589.php  is a post about how alli will lower abdominal fat….guess who funded it?  guess who WROTE the article and gave it to yahoo and other “news journals?”  Source: Debbie Bolding  for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.  In the study the difference between the “control” group and the alli group was “5.96 kg versus 3.91 kg, respectively”  so what?  such a HUGE loss of around 6 or 4 kg.   Some proven weight loss….and that was at the 6 month mark….did they keep it off?  what were the 12 month stats like?   Furthermore it is nothing but a badly written ad for alli in the first place….fail…trhats not “weight loss news”  thats just a badly written advertismnet….go sell it to readers digest im done with it.

 another good example of the “follow the money” idea for reading so called weight loss news is THIS gem right here.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/177654.php.  this article doesn’t even give statistical data, it just gives the same old generalities as usual.  “There are risks associated with barbaric surgery, as there are with any surgical procedure, but the risks associated with the procedure may pale in comparison to the health complications that can be caused by obesity,” said Christopher Still, D.O., director of the Geisinger Center for Nutrition and Weight Management.”   LMAO anyone want to care to guess what the geisinger company does?   It’s an insurance group, runs nursing homes, and bariatric weight loss centers in PA. 

Think about it people, “weight loss has become a year-round preoccupation–and a source of profit for a $40 billion industry.” (from http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/030616/16profit.htm)  its in the industries best interests to keep you coming back for more…..to advertise in sneaky ways (they wouldn’t have to put results not typical in ads if there’s wasnt a LAW about it somewhere, think about it people!)   Theres more money in us hating ourselves and dieting for our the rest of their lives, buying their products every day, than us enjoying life, and eating well.    40 billion dollar industry…..