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    Info from my HR about "Healthy Weight Loss"

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    Look at this little gem of info that HR sent out today on healthy weight loss What makes me sad about this is that we have some really overweight people in our office who will see this and follow it in hopes that it will help them. The other day, I actually heard someone talk about how she misses avocados, she doesn't eat them anymore because of the fat and she's trying to lose weight.

    Healthy Weight Loss
    With the growing popularity of fad diets and quick weight loss gimmicks, one thing remains clear among most experts: A healthy diet combined with exercise is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.

    Healthy Diet. When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to reduce the number of calories in your diet. You can do this by eating less fat and controlling your portion sizes. However, you shouldn’t starve yourself or use fad diets. Talk with your doctor to find out how many calories you should be consuming every day. A healthy diet includes:

    Low amounts of fat. Some fat in your diet is necessary for energy and vitamin absorption. However, no more than 30 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat. Be aware of the types of fat you’re eating, too. High levels of saturated fat, which mainly is found in animal and dairy sources, can lead to high blood cholesterol levels. This puts you at greater risk for heart disease and other health concerns. A healthier alternative is monounsaturated fat. This type is found in olives, olive oil, cashews and avocados. It actually has been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease.

    Plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products. This is where most of your calories should come from. These low-fat foods provide vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and other substances that are good for your health. Your diet also should be:
    • High in fiber
    • Low in cholesterol
    • Low to moderate in sugars, salt
    and sodium

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    Quote Originally Posted by mle777 View Post
    Look at this little gem of info that HR sent out today on healthy weight loss What makes me sad about this is that we have some really overweight people in our office who will see this and follow it in hopes that it will help them. The other day, I actually heard someone talk about how she misses avocados, she doesn't eat them anymore because of the fat and she's trying to lose weight.
    Oh gawd, my co-workers were talking behind my back about me eating a 1/2 avocado each day on my big-ass salad.

    Maybe I should bring in some bones and sit and crunch on those. I bet that'd get them a-talkin.

    My health plan sends out the same tired crap. And I'm assuming most of the people scarfing down Lean Cuisines are listening intently...

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    Low-fat IS a fad!

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    Funny, today must be some kind of "health awareness" day for many employers, since our dept sent out similar emails today. Interestingly, ours focus on things like walking more and one program is described as "a non-diet approach to weight loss that focuses on changing behavior and habits." Though how one expects to change bevahior and habits to lose weight without changing diet is beyond me.

    Man, all of the people eating Lean Cuisines around here, it's just amazing to me! Every time I go in the pnatry to reheat leftovers, someone is bragging to someone else how their mac & cheese frozen meal has only 210 calories. No sh*t, that's why you go down to the bakery for a muffin an hour after eating such a "satisfying" lunch!

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    Yeah, you should see the looks that I get when I add butter on top of my food at lunchtime. You'd think I'd just sprinkled my food with rat poison!

    Oh and to make the email from HR even more classic, about 30 minutes after it was sent out, we got one reminding everyone that birthday cake will be available at 2pm to celebrate the May birthdays

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    Quote Originally Posted by mle777 View Post
    Oh and to make the email from HR even more classic, about 30 minutes after it was sent out, we got one reminding everyone that birthday cake will be available at 2pm to celebrate the May birthdays
    HAhahhah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaNYC View Post
    Every time I go in the pnatry to reheat leftovers, someone is bragging to someone else how their mac & cheese frozen meal has only 210 calories. No sh*t, that's why you go down to the bakery for a muffin an hour after eating such a "satisfying" lunch!
    Ahh, yes, I see a lot of this as well...

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    I have resolved to just stop caring about other people's health and wellness except for friends, family, and MDA and a few other paleo forums. It's just too maddening. My health and wellness are at stake!
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    Here is my firms idea of a healthy afternoon snack...

    What we refer to as the "cornucopia of crap" is actually considered a fringe benefit at my firm...

    Milk (white and chocolate) was added as a "healthy option." Also added, per my suggestion...were apples and yogurt, although they balked at the Greek Yogurt.
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