It Happened This Week: French Women, ‘Curing’ Diabetes and Gluten-Free Labels

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Green Mountain made the news this week on Msnbc.com: “Have a Blast and Get in Shape with a Fit Trip.”

For all the talk about French women not getting fat, it turns out that being thin has it’s downsides. The Guardian reports that “while a new study has confirmed that French women are indeed the slimmest in western Europe, their slenderness, it has found, comes at a cost: they also worry the most about their weight.”

Msnbc.com also wrote about an American Diabetes Association task force that will focus on whether Type 2 diabetics who get their blood sugar under control through healthy lifestyle changes can be considered “cured.”

Fat acceptance blogger Kate Harding appeared on CNN to discuss United Airlines controversial new policy to charge larger passengers more for plane tickets. What do you think?

Gluten-free food labels are closer than we think, reports the Mayo Clinic.

Consumer Reports has the scoop on the latest weight loss supplement recalls.

Psychology Today looks at “Why We Do Bad Things,” (or at least things that aren’t good for us, such as consistently overeating, smoking or other negative habits). “Fear of change is often what prevents us from letting go of self-destructive habits and truly enjoying the rest of our lives. You don’t have to let that happen.”


2 responses to “It Happened This Week: French Women, ‘Curing’ Diabetes and Gluten-Free Labels”

  1. Weight Loss » Blog Archive » It Happened This Week: French Women, ‘Curing’ Diabetes and Gluten-Free Labels says:

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  2. The same day that United Airlines story came out, I happened to be flying on another airline. A very large man came to take the middle seat in my row (I was in the aisle). He seemed so apologetic and mournful, and kept saying how he felt sorry for me and my friend (window seat) who had the misfortune of sitting with him. He was clearly trying to scrunch himself up as small as possible. He didn’t move a muscle the entire flight. I felt so badly for him, and made as much effort as I could to be kind.

    If they’re going to be charging extra for overweight people, I think they should also charge extra for children who kick the seat in front of them, people who smell badly or offer unwanted conversation.

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