About 2 weeks ago a lengthy article came out in the Huffington Post by Michael Hobbes titled “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong”  I was both impressed and disappointed with the article - Just the subtitle was impressive: It’s time for a new paradigm.

We absolutely need a new paradigm - we’ve been trying and failing with calories in=calories out for too long, so I was hopeful. He got a lot of it right, however, he suggested that we need to be content with our size and weight, and this is where I disagree.

I loved Mr. Hobbes’ story about scurvy and how the cure was known and delayed for too long.  Like scurvy, the reasons for weight gain have been known and understood for years, yet the knowledge is ignored and we continue to try to fix the epidemic by rejecting good research and pushing  bad advice. Mr. Hobbes paints a compassionate picture of different people’s struggles with bullying as they suffer from obesity both from people they know and those they don’t. His descript...

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Everything We Know About Obesity is Wrong, Right?

October 4, 2018

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