I would like to share the emotional roller coaster of a ride that I took when reading the following in the March 2009 issue of Redbook:
“Beat your ‘Fat Genes’
No more blaming your waistline on your genes (sorry). You can overcome a predisposition to obesity with regular activity – about three to four hours’ worth a day, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.”
Um…HUH? I was excited to learn that I had a fighting chance against my genetics…UNTIL I read the second part of the sentence. Three to Four HOURS???!!! Well, DUH?! I don’t think I would have any kind of weight issue if I was spending three to four hours of exercise a day. WHO has time for that?! Who has the energy? Certainly not a person who is genetically predisposed to be FAT! What where they thinking when they published that malarky?