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Old 20-06-2008, 16:28
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Most of you will have read/heard that Australians are now the fattest nation on earth (be quiet, bitten ). Here is a report off the Internet, similar to most I have read/heard today (comes from http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=71524).

Australia Is The Heavyweight Champion Of The World
According to a comprehensive obesity study Australia is now the most overweight nation in the world.
The study reports that 26% of Australians are obese, edging out the USA, at 25%, from top spot.
Australians aged 45-64 are the fattest, 7 out of 10 men and 6 out of 10 women having a BMI of 25 or higher. Prof Simon Stewart, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, said "That makes us the heavyweight champions, a title we don't really want.
The report calls for subsidising gym memberships and prioritising surgery wait lists . Prof. Stewart said "These are some of the...things we need to deal with because the healthcare system is going to be overwhelmed by weight-related hospitalisations"

What's missing here? What's the best and also the least expensive way of losing weight? Of course, everyone reading this knows the answer. People become overweight when their food intake exceeds their energy output. For most, the gym really isn't going to solve the problem (they won't consume enough energy to lose all the weight), although it will help with maintenance when the weight is gone. As for surgery, I don't think it's solving any problems. Far better to spend the money in a concentrated campaign to encourage the population to eat more fresh foods, cut back on carbs, and go out walking each day.

AJ
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Started 11/1/08. Lowest weight reached 63.8 kgs on 10/11/08 and 40 kgs down. Thank you Dr Cohen.
Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
My health is not good and my doctor is predicting all sorts of nasty things if I don't lose weight.
What else do I do? I help people make money and I help people save money. Please take a look at http://www.acnlinks.clancie.com.au/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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