“But because of this, in many ways obesity is also the ultimate scapegoat—the villain we can easily blame when there’s anything wrong going on in the body. And we often blame obesity as the prime suspect even when it’s a mere consequence of other problems going on in the body.”
“Dietary choices and exercise are two of the biggest environmental factors that influence the state of our metabolic health and whether or not our body fat helps or hurts us.”
“the real cause of obesity is not excess caloric consumption but rather physical inactivity.”
“Being at either end of the spectrum, either morbidly obese (BMI 40 and above) or painfully thin (BMI less than 18.5) spells trouble. It’s a classic U-curve: You don’t want to be out on the edges.”
“And rather than tirelessly push weight loss per se, we should promote cardiometabolic fitness and encourage people of all sizes to think about their health in terms of how well they eat and exercise rather than a number on the scale (or BMI).”
“sitting is the new smoking.”
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