Tuesday, September 13, 2011
What else? I think my youngest is getting sick. She was coughing quite a bit last night so I know I'll have to call in soon to stay home with her. I hate when the kids get sick. My dad should be coming home from the hospital sometime this week. In fact, it could be as early as today but I don't think he's really ready. He's having a hard time keeping food down, still on morphine, and still isn't up and walking around. I think the nurses are just tired of him. Either way, he'll be driving my mom crazy soon.
It's been awhile but it's time for another installment of "Weight Loss in the News!" CNN has an article about how to avoid gaining weight as you go through life changing events: weddings, having a baby and menopause. Article is here.
Annoying Thing About This Article #1: It makes the assumption that women are the only ones who gain weight as they go through life changes. I have seen many a men put on a gut after they're married.
Annoying Thing About This Article #2: It gives this advice "As a general rule, have a serving each of carbs (fist-size), protein (palm-size), and healthy fat (around a tablespoon), and fill the rest of your plate with any non-starchy veggie." The first thing on your plate should not be a carb and you don't need carbs at every flippin' meal. And maybe I'm just looking at my hand wrong but it looks like my fist is bigger than my palm? You certainly don't need MORE carbs than protein. Ugh. Damn you food pyramid!
Annoying Thing About This Article #3: Advice: "Just because he's a steak-and-fries kind of guy doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite healthy meals." This makes the assumption that women don't like steak and fries. Ummm...it's only one of my favorite meals. So we were all eating healthy in this fast food world of ours and because we get married, we bend to the whim of our men and don't? I'm beginning to think this article is sexist.
Annoying Thing About This Article #4: For menopausal women, it tells you to cut calories, get plenty of sleep and sculpt your body meaning incorporate more weights in your workout. Why should only menopausal women be doing this?!?! This is good advice for anyone at any age.
Now I'm not knocking the article as a whole. They've got some good tips. There's nothing ground breaking here though, folks. It's all stuff we've heard over and over and over again. The reason it targets women? Because women obsess about this more than men do. Men who are trying to lose weight aren't reading about it on CNN, they're off on their own forums figuring it out.
That's all I got. Have a great Tuesday