Saturday, July 2, 2011

Huge News - We're Fat Because We Eat Too Much!

I'm glad we have studies like this to tell us the obvious. I mean, really, do we need a longitudinal study to tell us that we are fatter today because we are eating more than we were 30 years ago? The why is irrelevant, but I think it's safe to say that we have more snack foods than ever and, thanks to a lot more computer and desk time, we have more time and access to said snack foods.

I've said this before, but I'll say it again: Sitting more = Eating more. Sitting less = Eating Less.

Often, we eat because we are bored. Channel and web-surfing are boring activities, and we break up the monotony by snacking.

Want to lose weight? Get off your duff!

In the not so distant future, we're going to be like the humans in WALL-E


Niel K. Patel said...

I can't stand studies like these! Is common sense uncommon? It's redundant to examine the obvious things.

Sure variables can be quantified, but studies have limitations. The time and resources could have been better spent.

Boris said...

I didn't look up an abstract, so maybe there were other things being examined, and to be fair, it looked like participants filled out questionnaires which, as we all know, aren't the most valid/reliable source of data. But, I agree w. you completely Niel. Thanks.

RhinoMight said...

Good read! :-)