Friday, July 23

Like a Sunburn - Put down your Atkins-friendly wrap and step away from the South Beach cookbook. A WaPo op-ed tells us the hard truth about diet and exercise: "People lose weight when they consume fewer calories than they burn. There are no exceptions." What struck me most was an analogy used by the author. "Obesity is not an illness," she asserts, but rather a case of personal responsibility and simple everyday choices. "It is more like a typical sunburn." That reminds me, we need more sunscreen.