Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Don't those donuts look delicious? Before running off to Krispy Kreme (which I did this weekend), take a look at some of the facts about fat that MSN is featuring today:

1. Depending on gender and how active they are, adults should eat 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day. U.S. agriculture now produces 3,900 calories of food per inhabitant per day. We should blame it on the farmers and ranchers--stop working so hard!

2. Liposuction is the only way to actually reduce the number of fat cells in your spare tire. Diet and exercise just shrink them. Unfortunately, if you resort to those bad behaviors that got you in the fat position to start with, you'll inflate your remaining fat cells (which aren't evenly distributed under your skin), and you'll get weird growths of fat (tumor-like bulges). Unsightly!

3. New Zealander Pete Bethune gave a whole new meaning to biofuel when he used his own fat, removed via liposuction, to power the world's fastest eco-boat. A way to solve the obesity epidemic and the fuel crisis?

4. Cutting saturated fat intake to the recommended 10 percent of your calories will prolong your life, but only by a few months at most, researchers found. And I think those last couple of months will be the crappy bed-ridden, adult-diaper-wearing months, so it's hardly worth it in the long run.

5. The brain is about 70 percent fat.

Read the entire article here. Then, if you're still interested in dieting and/or changing your eating habits, check out the "No S" Diet... my personal mantra (with the addition of No Super-Sizing).

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