Archive for the fat Category

How To Get Away With Lying

Posted in fat, politics, spin with tags , , , , on June 28, 2012 by Qritiq

Step 1: Tell a big fat lie.
Step 2: Take it back.

Of course, don’t take it back until searching on the topic has leveled off.

And, your comment in which you back away from the lie, will be farther down the comment stream. So anyone who does search that topic, will see the lie first, and will likely not search further.

They’ll think they’ve already found what they were looking for.

I believe i may have seen examples of this tactic on the monster thread (and I would imagine it could be found throughout Pat ‘n’ trolls’ writings.)

How many can you find?

Juice Is Bad, Nkay

Posted in diet food, fat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by Qritiq

from an article by Tara Parker-Pope on

In humans, triglycerides, which are a type of fat in the blood, are mostly formed in the liver. Dr. Parks said the liver acts like “a traffic cop” who coordinates how the body uses dietary sugars. When the liver encounters glucose, it decides whether the body needs to store it, burn it for energy or turn it into triglycerides.

But when fructose enters the body, it bypasses the process and ends up being quickly converted to body fat.

“It’s basically sneaking into the rock concert through the fence,” Dr. Parks said. “It’s a less-controlled movement of fructose through these pathways that causes it to contribute to greater triglyceride synthesis. The bottom line of this study is that fructose very quickly gets made into fat in the body.”

For the study, six people were given three different drinks. In one test, the breakfast drink was 100 percent glucose. In the second test, they drank half glucose and half fructose; and in the third, they drank 25 percent glucose and 75 percent fructose. The drinks were given at random, and neither the study subjects nor the evaluators were aware who was drinking what. The subjects ate a regular lunch about four hours later.

The researchers found that lipogenesis, the process by which sugars are turned into body fat, increased significantly when the study subjects drank the drinks with fructose. When fructose was given at breakfast, the body was more likely to store the fats eaten at lunch.

Dr. Parks noted that the study likely underestimates the fat-building effect of fructose because the study subjects were lean and healthy. In overweight people, the effect may be amplified.


So this doesn’t mean you should stay away from fruit though, as fruit has nutrients and fiber.  But fruit juice will pack on the pounds.

I Think It’s Worth The Calories

Posted in fat with tags on March 14, 2008 by Qritiq




Posted in fat, hips, waist on September 13, 2007 by Qritiq

Joy lacks a beer belly

According to Joy Bauer of the Today show  , your waist measurement divided by your hip measurement (taken at the widest point of the hips), MUST be less than .8 for women and .9 for men, or else dreadful things will happen to you. 

She said your BMI isn’t that key, but this waist/hip ratio is really really really important and if it’s over the aforementioned guidelines you face certain doom.