Eating for Health, Not Weight

by JL Fields, Editor @ Stop Chasing Skinny on September 23, 2012

Each week I sit down to look for vegan news you can use for my other blog (JL goes Vegan).  Today I stumbled across this OpEd piece from Dean Ornish:  Eating for Health, Not Weight

Photo: New York Times

From the OpEd:

Yet being thin and being healthy are not at all the same thing. Being overweight is not necessarily linked with disease or premature death…What you eat affects which diseases you may develop, regardless of whether you’re thin or fat.

On this blog I have long contended that health and fitness should not be measured by size so you can imagine my delight with this piece.

How about you? I would love to hear what you think about this opinion piece. 

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  • Terri Jones Cole

    As an obese woman, it’s a daily struggle to stay focused on health & wellness instead of a number on the scale! Adopting a plant-based diet (about 6 months ago) has definitely helped me to keep my eyes on the prize. Having said that, I can’t NOT say that I’ve lost 22 of the 100+ lbs. that I need to lose.

    • JL

      Terri, when you are trying to lose weight I can see why you want some way to gauge your success and a number on a scale is certainly one way (as is size of clothing, number of inches lots, etc.) so I hear you.

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