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Aug10

under my skin

Posted in under my skin with jane wurwand

21So, now that you’ve been reading me for a while, tell me the truth: does this blog make my butt look big?

Frankly, I’m worried. Two new television series are about morbid obesity. There’s “Dance Your Ass Off” on Oxygen (a variation on the “Biggest Loser” series), and “Ruby” on Style.

All of this offers telling insight into the American psyche: fat is becoming more accepted, not less in our society.

No wonder. Dr. David Kessler, former Food and Drug Administration Commish and author of the recently released book “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” explains that when foods are engineered (and they are) to be “hyperpalatable” through a specific alchemy of fat, salt and sugar, they are so stimulating that they literally become addictive. So pigging out becomes a frenzied lifestyle instead of an occasional slip.

My mission is bringing health through smart skin care to the world. And although nutrition and weight-management fall outside the specific parameters of my specialty, I do take an interest since these factors affect the skin.

The fact that the food industry designs food specifically to turn people into crazed animals, willing to abandon all notions of portion-size, seems morally wrong. This seems especially sinister when you consider that many of these foods are fast-foods, purchased via a drive-through window.

My advice: don’t eat and drive. It makes you fat, and gets the steering-wheel greasy.

 

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