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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Weighting Game

The groans can be heard for miles. As if there is not enough comment, advice, information or preaching about body weight and the rest around the web and the media.

Like many other matters these days a good deal of it can come back to the chemistry. For much of what is on offer these days is the product more of that than of the ways and means of the past.

One issue has been sweeteners. Sugar used to be expensive but became cheaper and cheaper and so we became bigger and bigger. So less sugar but we cannot learn to do without the sharp heavy hit sweet taste so in come the artificial replacements.

Now it is turning out that these are no better and indeed could stimulate the appetite as well as doing other kinds of harm. This article illustrates the issue:

Just what most people can do in the modern world is difficult to work out. The one thing that is certain is that it will not be easy.

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