‘There is no doubt that obesity poses serious health risks for some people in our community. But perhaps if we were more sensible and less hysterical about obesity, we may actually find it easier to engage and support the people who need it most,’ write Dr Samantha Thomas and Assoc Prof Colin McLeod. ‘Research clearly shows that people who are obese feel that simplistic and exaggerated public claims about obesity have led to a culture of blame and shame. Some describe that the public pressure to lose weight has led them to engage in radical and risky weight loss attempts, and pushes them further away from essential services that could help them improve their health and wellbeing.’ In this issue of GI News, we take a look at the fit/fat debate and the Health at Every Size Movement along with all our regular features and of course recipes from the GI News Kitchen for you to try.
- This for that – how to ‘swap it, don’t stop it’, the low GI way
- The scoop on low GI winter fruit with Emma Stirling
- Fit people come in all shapes and sizes – Prof Steven Blair
- Nicole Senior checks out claims that ‘thin people are healthier’
- Achieving health at every size – Dr Linda Bacon
- How much exercise do you need to do to reduce your HbA1c?
- The latest on low GI carbs and exercise – Prof Jennie Brand-Miller
- ‘If not dieting what then?’ asks Dr Rick Kausman
Good eating, good health and good reading.
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