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Benefits of a Tax on High Fat Foods, An Outline - ... BODY: I. The “Fat Tax” or tax on food that contains more the 2.5% saturated fat, according to the Herald Sun in 2013. A. According to the National Library of Medicine, American’s can be and are addicted to high fat food and because of this addiction; Americans have wasted over $1 Trillion on the food and beverage industry. B. This tax is copying the anti-tobacco campaign, and they are also trying to overcome the advertising of soda and junk food in hopes that is will make consumers choose the alternative....   [tags: obesity, fat tax]
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Delicious but Deadly: Are Trans Fat the Answer to Obesity - As your enjoying your scrumptious donut, did you know that it is probably filled with greasy trans fatty acids. I’m almost positive that you didn’t know. Common foods like fat-filled donuts and greasy crackers have been enjoyed for many years, but could soon be erased completely from our lives as we now know them. The FDA is moving towards taking away all foods that contain trans fats. The reason that they are considering doing this is the health scare that trans fats have caused. I believe the FDA should ban trans fats because obesity has become a growing problem for our country, consuming a large amount of this fat can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, and many packaged...   [tags: trans fat, obesity, health, fda]
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Rethinking an Argument against Fat Taxes in the US - While nobody denies we have a problem with taxation in this country for food, beverages, and everything that we buy in general, I believe that we should have a fat tax to detour people from buying soda and other fattening foods. We should also ban sodas and other fattening foods from vending machines in schools, and replace them with more healthy selections. In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business”, the author claims, Americans need to be more responsible for their own health and the government should not become involved (Balko)....   [tags: fat tax, taxation, USA, Obama,] 1894 words
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Carbohydrates as Macronutrients in Relation to Protein and Fat for Body Weight Control - ... • Proven that a gram of carbohydrate holds not more than half the energy of 1 gram of fat, thus notably less calories are taken in in a meal high in carbohydrates than a meal high in fats. • Study in European multi-centre trial Carmen demonstrated that the low-fat diet high in complex carbohydrates resulted in an average reduction of body weight of 2.4 kg, compared to a 1.6 kg body weight reduction for those on a simple carbohydrate diet. How does this article relate to your topic or influence the design of your experiment....   [tags: saturated fat, women's health, obesity] 788 words
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Interpersonal Communication Styles Examined in My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Throughout the semester, we have been introduced to many topics related to interpersonal communication. I have come to believe that these concepts have allowed me to better understand interactions that occur in our daily lives. My knowledge of these concepts was challenged when asked to relate these notions to a movie. During the time that I was watching the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I realized myself grasping onto what was going on and being able to relate certain scenes and situations to topics I had previously learned about....   [tags: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Essays] 1682 words
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The Fat Tax - It was 3:30 a.m. and I was in the school convenience store browsing around for a couple of minutes before deciding to buy beef jerky, Chex mix and an entire can of Pringles. I awoke in the afternoon to discover that I had already eaten everything I bought that morning except for five Pringles. If it is not apparent already, like most college students, I do not eat terribly healthy. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans also do not eat very healthy either and this is causing our government to propose many possible solutions....   [tags: Health/Social Issues]
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The Fat Lady - The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady” , Dr.Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being obese, Dr. Yalom decides to put aside his counter-transference issues and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr.Yalom learn throughout treating Betty that there was more substance to her than he had initially anticipated, but he connects with betty while overcoming his counter-transference issues,helping Betty uncover the pathology of her depression and discovering her identity....   [tags: Character Analysis, Dr. Yalom, Betty] 1975 words
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The Fat Lady - The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady”, Dr. Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being overweight, Dr. Yalom decided to put his counter-transference issues aside and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr. Yalom learn throughout working with Betty that there was more substance to her than he had initially had thought, as throughout the course of treatment Dr....   [tags: character Analysis, Dr. Yalom, Betty] 1992 words
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The Use of Artificial Trans Fat - There is currently a controversy surrounding the labeling and use of artificial trans fatty acids in the United States food supply. The root of this debate lies in the health risks associated with these types of fats. Consumption of trans fats has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL cholesterol levels, putting consumers at risk for developing heart disease and other chronic conditions [1]. Recommendations to limit trans fat intake have been published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Government....   [tags: fatty acids, health risks]
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Experiment on Deep Fat Frying - OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the experiment, the students will be able to: 1. Identify the factors that influence the fat absorption during deep fat frying. 2. Identify the factors that influence steaming cooking. 3. Discuss the significance of temperature of the fat in influencing fat absorption during deep fat frying. 4. Discuss the significance of water temperature during steaming cooking. INTRODUCTION During the laboratory class, we conducted experiments regarding deep fat frying, fat absorption and steaming cooking....   [tags: students, donuts, cooking] 1160 words
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Cholesterol, Fat, and Heart Disease - Cholesterol, Fat, and Heart Disease: Cholesterol is a substance that is not well received by heath professionals and consumers alike. A large portion of the population believes that consumption of foods with cholesterol and fat is dangerous to their heath. Food advertised as low fat or fat-free attracts consumers worried about their health, but is a low fat/cholesterol diet really the answer to a healthy life without heart disease. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden and Stephan Sinatra cholesterol is not the harmful molecule that it’s considered to be....   [tags: Sugar, Lipids] 1187 words
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Being Fat is Not Okay - The meaning of “ok” means all is good. In my title I stated that Being Fat Is Not “Ok”. Staying healthy is ok, but from the research I have found, if you are overweight than you have an increased risk of catching many disease such as: kidney disease, liver disease, cancer and even lung disease (Montgomery). Campos says that there is no evidence that fat causes disease, therefore, fat is okay. I disagree with Campos’ views that being fat is ok because, as recent research has shown, there is much scientific evidence that shows and proves that being overweight increases the chance of getting a disease....   [tags: weight, linguistics, ]
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Types of Fat-Soluble Vitamins - Food is the basic necessity for human being to live. Food can be found in anywhere with variety of tastes, texture, colour and physical appearance. Vitamins are the negligible components of food that plays important role in human nutrition. Fat soluble vitamin is one of the types of vitamins in the food. “Fat-soluble vitamins are defined as “vitamins in the various food groups that related to their fat-solubility” (deMan, 1999, p.355).In general, fat-soluble vitamins can be classified into four major categories: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1)....   [tags: organic compounds and vital nutrients] 925 words
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Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein - Animals and plants each require their own unique form of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to function. Humans have many chemical compounds found in the body, each classified as different macromolecules. Macromolecules include fats, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides. Each performing their own unique function in the human body. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are used to spare the use of protein in the body and use it as energy. Carbs can be found in many foods, such as grains, fruits and milk products....   [tags: Humans, Chemical Compunds, Human Sciences]
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To Lose Belly Fat, Total Body Fat Must be Reduced - ... Experts recommend this type of vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week. (See References 3) You can incorporate intervals during most forms of cardio including bike riding, jogging, jumping rope, or while pedaling on an elliptical apparatus. Muscle-Strengthening Exercises Strength training can reduce your body fat including the fat below your belt. The muscle tissue you build requires your body to burn a lot of calories just to sustain itself; your resting metabolism increases and promotes weight loss....   [tags: diet, exercise, weight] 577 words
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Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance, by Mary Ray Worley - As the weight debate rages on, Mary Ray Worley’s “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance,” seeks to dispel and shatter many of the stereotypes often placed upon the overweight. Worley states that, “Americans would rather die or cut off a limb than be fat,” (Worley 291). Worley’s basis for writing the article is to explain her experiences of being an overweight woman in a society that does not accept her and how she overcomes this stereotype. Worley uses the comparative contrast of the real world and atmosphere at the NAFFA convention to discuss the differences in her “planets”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Weight]
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Choosing the Best Workouts for Fat Loss - ... According to the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, HIIT promotes fat burn, because it optimizes your caloric burn during the exercise, and boosts your metabolism throughout the recovery process afterward. Alternate between short bursts of moderate and vigorous intensity. For instance, jog for two minutes, and then sprint for one minute. Repeat the interval five to six times to complete your workout. Step 3 Perform long-duration cardio at a moderate intensity to maximize fat burn. For instance, go for a run or bike ride for about one-and-a-half to two hours....   [tags: exercise, hiit, cardio] 692 words
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Fat Tax on Fast Food in Australia - ... According to the same study, a tax of just twenty percent on sugar-sweetened drinks could drop obesity rates by 3.5 percent and prevent 2,700 heart-related deaths worldwide every year. Fast food has negative effects which include cardiovascular and liver disease, cancer, asthma and type two diabetes. The average Australian consumes about three grams of salt more than is the daily recommendation. Doctor Robert Grenfell, National Cardiovascular Health Director of the Heart Foundation, said that cutting the average daily salt intake by this extra three grams would prevent around six thousand Australian deaths per year from heart disease and stroke....   [tags: weight, health, obesity]
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The Twenty-Fat Century - ... Generally speaking, if a child falls into the range of 25 to 30, the child is classified as being overweight, if 30 or above, labeled as obese. Presently, 1 out of 3 kids in the U.S is considered overweight or obese and 1 out of 400 kids suffer from diabetes, a disease frequently attributed to obesity. The stats are shocking, and according to Jeffrey Levi, the executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit health advocacy group, more than 44% of adults of every state could be obese, by the year 2030....   [tags: obsity epidemic, unhealthy lifestyles]
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A Low Fat, Heart Healthy Diet - Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease. For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Ad for Men: Loosing Body Fat - Want to push yourself even harder. Would you kill for a body like Spartacus. But still want to keep up with the lads on the weekend. That beer gut keeping you from looking your best. Men across the country get nagged by their partners because they "drink too much" and don't eat “healthy” enough. Well do you want to cheat the system, be able to live life whilst looking good. We have the secret to solving your never ending nightmare. We all know how we men like to fill our weekend. Eating massive meals to prepare for that notorious night out....   [tags: Weight, Health] 631 words
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How Fat and Obesity Cause Diabetes - Diabetes: Causes and Effects Have you ever been feeling tired and listless lately. Do you have a persistent need to drink fluids all the time. Have you been losing or gaining an enormous amount of weight lately. In 1999, I began to feel very weak while taking a shower one day. I started to feel symptoms that made me think I was having another stroke; however, when ambulance arrived, one of the technicians knew that it was diabetes and not a stroke. Although, diabetes can lead to stroke, kidney failure, or heart disease, which is amongst the top ten leading causes of death in the America....   [tags: Causes, Development, Effects]
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Technology is Making Us Lazy and Fat - Over the years and even now technology is making us lazy. Practically every aspect of our life has been surrounded by the use of technology and its advancements. Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. There’s no need of standing in the kitchen all day anymore. With the convenience of a microwave, it has made our life a little easier. In fact, you can microwave a frozen dinner in just thirty-minutes. Many people have been exposed to the less stressful and convenient way of preparing meals. For these reasons it has resulted and leads us to be lazy and obesity....   [tags: Technology, ]
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A Big, Fat Problem: Obesity in Children - A Big, Fat Problem Everything appears to be expanding and growing larger in America, including the children. As we look around, there are numerous amounts of people-young and old- who are overweight or obese. Every single year the rates of overweight children steadily increase along with the healthcare and financial costs to support them. Nowadays, one third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. To diminish this concerning issue, schools should implement and execute policies to help combat and prevent childhood obesity in order to avoid future repercussions....   [tags: health issues related to bad nutrition]
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Description and Analysis of Big Fat Wires - Although you’ll never think about them consciously, you are incessantly bombarded by their low-frequency, percussive sound. Rest assured that you continually hear them on the radio, on your favorite TV shows, and in TV commercials. You hear them when you’re in restaurants and in nightclubs; you hear them in dramatic scenes in movies and at open-air concerts; you hear them when you’re shopping at your local grocery store and clothing boutique . . . and you even hear them when you’re in an elevator ascending to your hotel room on the nineteenth floor....   [tags: basisst, bass guitar, strings] 1031 words
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My Big Fat Cultural Wedding - The wedding ceremony is a celebratory event romanticized by couples nationwide for its ability to unite creativity and tradition in a convenient package. One need only observe the plethora of wedding trends, from outlandishly alternative to stringently orthodox, to understand how important representing individuality remains among contemporary couples. In retrospect, much of the symbolisms attributed to these trends come from centuries of applied social significance; couples see the most value in a marriage celebration which allows them to flaunt their unique qualities as individuals while simultaneously modeling the long-standing customs of preceding weddings....   [tags: Culture Society]
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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding 1. The main gender roles that are described include the males job is to being the bread winner, which means he provides the financial support and the females’ job is to stay home to look after the kids and do the house work. The male is the dominant one in a family, if a female is not just married her father is dominant but when she gets married the dominance is transferred to her husband. When the father gives his daughter away at the wedding, which means he’s giving up control and dominance of his daughter to her husband....   [tags: gender roles, cultural analysis]
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My Big, Fat, Greek Vacation - My Big, Fat, Greek Vacation People have been living in Greece for more than 3,000 years. In that time, historical landmarks such as the Theatre of Dionysos, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Acropolis have been built. It is the origin of democracy, the Olympic Games, drama, and Western civilization. The country is surrounded in mythology and legends, from Greek gods fighting over villages for power to towns rising out of the sunken, ancient city of Atlantis. One of its largest cities, Athens is Greece’s capital....   [tags: family, culture, streets] 517 words
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The Oppression of Fat People in America - The Oppression of Fat People in America Many people see fat activists as a bunch of whiners who can’t keep their hand out of the cookie jar." — Kimberly, fat activist Being fat is one of the most stigmatizing attributes in America. One cannot live through a single day without encountering numerous forms of fat prejudice in magazines, on television, in the streets, and even in homes. Erving Goffman’s Stigma delineates three types of stigma: abominations of the body, blemishes of individual character, and tribal stigma of race, nation and religion (4)....   [tags: Obesity Weight Disorders Essays]
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The Oppression of Fat People in America - The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society and we all must recognize the damage it does to everyone, especially fat people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 860 words
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Does Fat Come Back Elsewhere After Liposuction? - It’s a quick fix, liposuction, although some women are hesitant to go this route, and with good reason. It’s a medical procedure and as with all medical procedures there are inherent risks, not to mention the expense and recovery time. However, you have weighed the pros and cons and decided you are going to do it because you cannot get rid of the fat that has been plaguing you for years and you are sick and tired of trying. But then … your friend cautions you: The fat will come back, just not in the area that you have had liposuctioned....   [tags: body image, overweight, procedure]
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Artificial Trans Fat Ban in New York City - Section 81.08 of the New York City Health Code “eliminates the use of artificial trans fat in foods stored, distributed, held for service, used in preparation of any menu item, or served in any food service establishment (1).” Multiple stakeholders are affected by this policy. These include New York City patrons, restaurants, the New York Health Department, and public health officials. The Department of Health received 2,200 comments in favor of this policy and 70 comments in opposition. The New York Health Department and public health officials are in favor of this policy....   [tags: food, health, policy, production, restaurants]
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Perceiving the Flavor of Fat - Perceiving the Flavor of Fat When we crave our favorite foods and snacks, those tasty visions in our heads don't usually resemble that of a large, juicy carrot stick or a sumptuous rice cake. We want fat. It's delicious, it's filling, and it just makes everything taste better. It can also make you considerably overweight, not to mention the heart disease and other complications that can result if dietary fat is not consumed in moderation. The appealing taste of fat may very well attribute for the fact that one in three Americans is overweight ("FDA Approves,"1996)....   [tags: Obesity Health Essays]
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Lose Arm Fat by Reving up your Cardio - To lose fat from your arms, maybe you should stop focusing so much on them. The only way to reduce fat from your arms is by taking on a whole-body weight-loss approach that includes a sensible diet and regular exercise. When your body fat reduces, the excess fat on your arms will also give in. By increasing the intensity of your workouts, and engaging as many muscles as possible, you can expedite your results. (See References 1) Rev Up Your Cardio Intensity By making high-intensity interval training (HIIT) part of your arm-slimming exercise routine, you can continue to burn calories and fat up until long after your workout....   [tags: exercise, diet, calories] 586 words
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Best Ways to Lose Fat and Become Physically Healthy - Some people who frequent the gym daily never seem to get fit. One might see the pudgy guy who is always on the treadmill but never getting any thinner, or the fat muscular guy who is always bench pressing but not losing any fat. This essay will highlight some of the best ways in which to lose fat and to become more physically healthy. The best way to achieve these fitness goals is to have a balance of strength and cardiovascular training plus proper nutrition. Losing weight is always the common goal in fitness, but it shouldn’t be....   [tags: fitness balance]
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Excessive Belly Fat Leads to Health Problems - ... For instance, jog in place, do jumping jacks, throw punches and kicks, and do butt kickers and knee-highs. Other alternatives include doing an aerobics DVD or doing console-game-based fitness through a gaming console. (See Reference 4, p. 80) Stimulate Muscle While Watching TV Experts recommend strength training at least twice a week. (See References 3) It can help reduce belly fat, because the muscle tissue you gain boosts your resting metabolism, making your burn calories even when you're resting....   [tags: heart, diabetes, weight] 611 words
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A Fat Tax: Economic Costs of Obesity are High - ... Healthy Communities for A Healthy Future state that the estimated annual health care costs related to obesity are 190 billion dollars. This is 21% of total health care costs. This includes direct costs, such as preventive and treatment services, while indirect costs include income lost to days debilitated or future income lost to death. On an individual level, an obese person will cost 42% more in health care than a person of healthy weight. A tax directly related to products known to cause obesity would offset the cost of health care, and hopefully result in less obesity in the Nation....   [tags: food, consumers, modern conveniences]
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Fat Intake, Cholesterol Intake, and Effective Exercise - 1. Discuss the Guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High blood Cholesterol ----Adult treatment Panel (ATP III) for fat (total & saturated fat) intake and compare fat intake (based on the 3-day averages) to these recommendations. 1) Thousands of people in the United States died from coronary artery disease (CAD). And many people today live with complications from the disease. It is the goal of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to reduce the morality and the severity of the disease....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Fast Food and Fat Kids - In the adolescent and school health section of the cdc.gov website, it states that "Childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past thirty years" (par. 1). In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight is  having excess bodyweight for a certain height from fat, muscle, bone, or water. Obese is having excess body fat.     "Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure" (par....   [tags: Essays on Child Obesity]
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The Fat Girl A Short Story by Andre Dubis - In the short story “The Fat Girl” by Andre Dubis, the main character Louise is followed from the time she is nine years old up until she has her own child. Her mother ruins her self-confidence at a young age saying to her “you must start watching what you eat” (Dubus 320) when she was only nine years old. Her father is just about the only character in the story who accepts Louise for herself. “She’s a growing girl” (Dubus 321) he would say to her mother when she would limit Louise on what she could eat....   [tags: self-confidence, louise, skinny]
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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher - ... As you follow the story of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, the author provides many themes, such as what it means to be a true friend. Eric has never had any real friends. He lived nearly all of his life as a lonely loner up until he met Sarah. He and Sarah have each others backs and never let anyone hurt each other. Even though they fought by each others side, Sarah was still wary about Eric. Regarding her father's actions, she can't trust anyone and believes that no one deserves her trust. Sarah Byrnes had burns all over her and this is why she was bullied for fifteen years....   [tags: This essay is repeated.] 621 words
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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher - ... He lived most of his life as a lonely loner up until he met Sarah. He and Sarah had each others back and never let anyone hurt each other. Even though they fought by each others side, Sarah was still wary about Eric. She couldn't trust anyone, because of her fathers actions she believed that no one deserves her trust. Sarah Byrnes had burns all over her and this is why she was bullied. Moby was bullied throughout school because he was over weight and he was friends with Sarah Byrnes.To embrace the bullying, Eric and Sarah call themselves "terminal uglies", because society believed them to be ugly....   [tags: literary analysis, inner conflicts] 575 words
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Is Ephedra Plant Effective in Lowering Weight and Body Fat? - The scientific names for Ephedra plants are Ephedra equisetina, Ephedra intermedia, and Ephedra sinica. Common names for this product are Ephedra, Ma huang, Pinellia, Yellow astringent, and Yellow horse. The plant Ephedra sinica has been used in the past as a traditional medicine to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma, colds, influenza, allergies, and hives in the form of teas or tinctures. It has been shown to reduce weight over a 6 month period and has also been used for improving athletic performance....   [tags: brain, heart rate, alkaloids]
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Move Aside Fat and Say Hello to Healthy Solutions - A student’s stomach growls, and what is to come for lunch is immediately thought of. Will it be the overcooked, dried out pizza pockets, or the cracked, gooey bean burritos. When the student thinks about their empty stomach, filling it with precooked food simply warmed up is anything but satisfying. So, what can be done to fill the empty stomach. The unthinkable: eating a school lunch. Simply entering the school cafeteria is daring enough, but now having to eat the food. How outrageous this seems....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Food Safety] 2044 words
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Fat Kids in the Classroom: What Teachers Can Do - Obesity is a condition where excess body fat accumulates when the energy intake from food and drink is greater than the energy expended through physical activity (Australian Institute of Health & Wellbeing, 2004).Obesity is now seen as a rising epidemic worldwide and it is not restricted just to adults. According to the Australian Medical Association (2009), almost a quarter of Australian children are overweight with one in four of these being classified as obese. This is a major concern not only because of health and social problems short term, but also for the long term health issues that follow into adulthood....   [tags: Health, education, child obesity]
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Fat Prevention Begins at Home and the Buffet Line - When I was twelve years old, I began to struggle with my weight. I remember when it got to the worst point: in fifth grade. Consequently, my classmates would comment on my weight and tease me about it on a regular basis. It wasn’t until the 8th grade that I decided to do something about it. Sports, weight lifting, and a healthy diet became part of my daily life and were the major steps that I needed to fight obesity and become healthy. The reason I am telling you this story is because the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched an extremely controversial ad campaign raise awareness rising rate of childhood obesity....   [tags: health care, children obesity, overweight]
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Choosing Between Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets - Kay’s compromise is setting her up for troubles. She is doing the acceptable thing by researching the issue however she has missed some finer points. While fats at 9 calories per gram do in fact yield more calories per gram than carbohydrates which are 4 calories per gram and as such do indeed have a greater potential for energy use she is misguided in her thinking and taking an approach where she drops her carbohydrates low and takes in high fat in her diet is perverting the facts. A diet of the energy-dense fats will not be better for her in this event....   [tags: Energy and Intake in Sprint Athletes]
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My Favorite Movie: Fat Choi Spirit - Nowadays there is a lot of pressure in everyday life. People use different ways to relax themselves. One of the best ways is watching a good film, no matter in the cinema or at home. I like watching films when I feel tired or bored and my favourite types of film are comedy and action. There are a lot of funny scenes in comedy. It makes me laugh and forget that I’m unhappy. Action film is exciting. The stirring stunts attract all my attention and make me feel like on the edge of my seat. But I don't like science fiction films, because there are so many fantasies in the film that I am not interested ....   [tags: girlfriend, relax, movie, culture] 569 words
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Obesity: Fat People Lack Self-Control - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States more than one-third of adults and one-sixth of children are obese. Over the next twenty years, these numbers will more than double. By the year 2020, obesity will be considered a normal thing, and a healthy weight will be the exception. Who is to blame for the increasing obese population. Some say fast food restaurants that are on every block in the city. Others say it is the obese people themselves because they do not know how to control themselves....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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Do I Look Fat? - Do I Look Fat. How many calories does it have. I can’t eat that it’s too fattening. Do I look fat. I wish I had her body. How many times can we listen to woman say the same thing over and over again. How many times can we (as women) think these things about ourselves. It is words and phrases like these that seem to plague the minds of over 7 million women across the United States (Eating Disorders in the USA). Why is it that so many woman have such a preoccupation with the way their body’s look....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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