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Food, Sex, Obesity and Weight Loss: What Are the Connections?

Libido — That’s sex drive, right?

Actually, no. While most doctors today think that libido means sex drive (as in decreased or increased libido), libido actually describes eating drive as well.

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Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias – The Huffington Post

 

From my latest article on The Huffington Post, about obesity bias, hate, bullying, and what to do about it:

“When she was an overweight teen, bullies relentlessly tormented Natt Smith, one of The Huffington Post’s  weight loss success stories.

“I was walking down the science hall and one of the notorious school bullies poured milk over my head and followed me around making mooing sounds, pausing only intermittently to ask why I was so fat.”

Part of me wants to cry and part of me wants to get in the car and find the guy. This infuriates me.”

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The Evil Gender Bias of Obesity and Weight Gain – The Huffington Post

 

This is from my latest article on The Huffington Post:

 The bias against overweight people is evil. I know. I was the fat kid growing up, and it got worse for years. And I’m a guy. It was worse for the girls. The unfairness and meanness is destructive and disheartening. The thin kids in school weren’t ridiculed in gym class…

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Weight Loss and the Solution to the Obesity Epidemic – The Huffington Post

 

This is from my latest article on The Huffington Post, published there yesterday:

“Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been bombarded recently with startling news about the out-of-control obesity epidemic and the ruin it is causing. It’s been in the headlines repeatedly and is the subject of HBO’s Weight of the Nation TV special. What you haven’t seen in the headlines is that we now know the solution to the epidemic and we can implement it immediately. The solution is described below. First, some of the alarming news:”

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Celebrating 27 and a Half Years Of Losing 140 Pounds!

As we begin 2012, I have, at age 62, now spent as much of my life at my ideal body weight as I did being obese, over 300 pounds as an adult. I can almost think of myself as a naturally thin person now!

I was an overweight kid, failing my first of a thousand diets at seven, the fattest kid in school almost every year and rejected by the Armed Services at 18 because of my weight. By the time I was thirty I was a veteran of every diet on the planet and a failure at more weight loss attempts than you can count. In my early thirties I had endured 27 and a half years of regular doses of misery because of those tribulations, between periods of trying not to think about it. The stories and insights I can tell you will fill volumes. If you’re overweight they would sound familiar and it might surprise you to learn that you are not alone in the way you’ve acted, thought and felt.

But now, I celebrate 27 and a half years of maintaining my ideal body weight! I found a way out of the misery of obesity. I haven’t been perfect, or free from having gained some at times that I had to beat back down, but I’ve been successful. I still love to eat, and truth be told, I’m better at it and enjoy it more than I ever did!

If you want to know how, I can tell you.

I just wanted to stop and mark milestone in my journey.