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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

The “Fat Head” Movie

February 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Whatever you believe about the best diet to control diabetes, this new documentary “Fat Head” is bound to shake up those beliefs. I have been studying and trying to practice good nutrition for years, and even so, some parts of it disturbed me. Still, most of it delighted me. This is a funny movie.

About half way through I almost stopped watching. “Fat Head” was beginning to look like a movie in praise of fast food.

A guy named Tom Naughton wrote, directed, and starred in this 104 minute film. Like Morgan Spurlock in his 2004 documentary “Super Size Me,” Naughton lived on fast food for a month. But unlike Spurlock, Naughton lost weight.
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Weight Loss Resolutions

December 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

At this time of year the thoughts of most people turn to making resolutions to change. For people with diabetes these resolutions are often that we will lose weight in the year ahead. Almost all of us — myself included — put on a few pounds during the holiday season.

And now for our reading pleasure comes along The New Yorker in its January 5, 2009, issue. The issue’s best article is one by Amy Ozols who writes for the TV show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” We couldn’t do worse than to follow her nine-step program for “Looking Your Best.”
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