For those of you who are still afraid to ditch the scale, or who are measuring your success by the number on it, here's some more reasons to stop doing that.

Obesity police busted? Study says fat folks can be healthy - HealthPop - CBS News

It turns out that being fat, by itself, is NOT a health risk. When you control for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other problems, fat people live just as long as thin people, and in fact they live LONGER than thin people. It's about getting healthy, not getting skinny.

Which means the focus needs to be on disease prevention, not on weight control. And we know how to control the diseases of civilization - don't eat the things that cause them. Simple. Easy. Doable.