We all know that biological and genetic factors encourage the body to store energy in the form of fat to protect people when the availability of food is limited or irregular. I didn’t think I was all that worried about availability of food this winter…but, after jumping on the scales it would seem I’m very concerned.
And, it’s snowing outside, the bicycle has a flat tire, the sidewalk is slick with freezing rain and my running gear is in the clothes hamper smelling up the house…what to do? I know, I’ll search (as George dub-ya says) THE Google…
THE Google has all the answers! Don’t let me down on this one.
My first challenge was how to categorize the situation and determine “what” to ask THE Google. Is it weight loss, overweight, reduction-of-fat, reduction programs, weight trends, hypercholeterolemia, gastric bypass, or just obese. I chose obese, but had a very difficult time typing it into the search bar, thinking how skinny that little box is and what if it doesn’t fit?
I hit return and bam! Thousands of hits including several YouTube videos. And there it was…an ominous warning…
“Obesity is the number one health threat in the United States today,” — says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Well, that didn’t make me feel better so, seeking instant gratification I jumped over to DailyStrength as it’s one of those social networking sites for health support. Where do men go to find other like minded people who are connected to the dieting community, want to correspond with each other, and give each other virtual “support hugs” between snacks at 3am?…back on task, Mac. I scrolled down the page and read about elevated fibrinogen levels and obesity rate for the Boy Scouts and then over to how the House Rabbit Diet works for certain type people, huh?!
And then a real nugget surfaced about a company called Orexigen Therapeutics, which targets neurons in the central nervous system to suppress appetite. Wow! Exactly what I need. A new and novel approach to dieting and a clear path to achieving that 30 something biff-n-buff build again.
So, I signed up for the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) trail. A secret “society” with access to a once-a-day pill that’s designed to sustain weight loss by enhancing satiety, diminishing appetite, improving energy expenditure and minimizing the body’s efforts to compensate for weight loss….all while watching HD-HBO.
How cool is that! Pass the cheese whiz…