How "sloppy" are your sloppy Joe's? I developed a quick homemade recipe for Sloppy Joe's a while back and posted it on my WebMD blog. I'm making them tonight so I thought I would share the recipe with you all.
Is there a particular dinner or dish that you think about making or enjoying on a cold winter night?View Thread
A new laboratory analysis published in the journal, Obesity, reported that up to 65% of the sugars in Coca-Cola and Pepsi are fructose. the soda industry has previously claimed, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, that the high-fructose corn syrup used in soda is only 55% fructose (table sugar is about 50% fructose).
Why is this such a potentially big deal? (Should further studies confirm these findings.) Some studies suggest that fructose may be especially conducive to weight gain.
The bottom line to me though is that all sodas and sweetened beverages should be suspect. All sugars are technically empty calories and liquid calories are particularly "empty" because they just aren't as satisfying (registering as "consumed calories" by the body) as calories from solid food. View Thread
This just in...working with the parents of obese children (and not the children directly) had similar results compared with efforts that included targeting the children along with the parents.
The researchers admit that further research is needed, but this study actually suggests that parent only treatment programs are a viable method for providing obesity treatment to children.
I like this idea on a couple of different levels...I like that the child isn't targeted or singled out, per se, and that the intervention isn't focused on the obese child but rather changing the family environment. My experience shows me that it's the family environment and the societal food culture that tends to feed the child obesity problem in America.
My guess is that this type of intervention (family style by targeting parents) would be less likely to damage the child's self confidence and body image and less likely to encourage eating disorders.