Sunday, June 10, 2012



Input Less Output = Net Accumulation

that is a tautology, and a law of nature. The NY Times has a long piece on obesity. It states:

The causes of obesity are everywhere. Societal factors play a big role: the lack of safe places to play, walk or bike; sedentary jobs; less time devoted to cooking and more eating out; bigger portion sizes in packaged and prepared food; and incessant marketing of junk foods that are high in calories. Sugar-sweetened drinks accounted for at least 20 percent of the increases in weight in the United States between 1977 and 2007, according to one study cited by the institute. 

The causes of obesity dear reader are in yourself!  Fifty years ago we walked a mile to school, a mile home for lunch, a sandwich, a mile back and then a mile back home at days end. Then I would deliver newspapers on a ten mile route with 123 customers spread all over hell and gone. There was no school lunch, no breakfast, and never had deserts. No money.

Then when running my companies in central Europe, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Russia, portions were small and deserts were unheard of.

The worst offender if the Department of Agriculture and its food programs. It is food for the porcine. We should dismantle the program totally. Let kids walk, let them bring their lunch or walk home. Exercise and limited lunches are key. And breakfast at school, just look at the calories of a typical DoA breakfast, it exceeds 1200 cal! That is 70% of the daily maximum intake just there. Then lunch, another 1200. No wonder we have problems, as with so much else, it is the Government!

The Times continues:

The institute says that a major cut in obesity rates will require multiple strategies on a population-wide scale. This will be even more challenging than the fight against smoking. But there isn’t any choice if we want to protect the public’s health, the strength of the economy and the government budget. 

 Nonsense. The solution is to just control yourself. Tax weight, tax carbs, and disband the DoA!