Why is it so hard to become overweight and unfit?

Tess Hunt RKC

Thought for the day

How many of us think like this?

I have been trying really hard and just can’t seem to reach my goals of becoming unfit and overweight. I do all the right things by eating lots of junk food, soft drinks, high sugared, and high saturated fat foods but still nothing happens. I sit for long periods of time doing nothing but watching TV and playing video games, while eating chips. Every now and then I slip back to my old ways; I go for run and eat lots of veggies but generally I am pretty good.

It’s been 12 months and I still can’t put on 10kg of fat, it takes so long to get fat and unfit!

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Prescription Drug Overdoses Kill More People Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

LA Times

Prescription drug overdoses now claim more lives than heroin and cocaine combined, fueling a doubling of drug-related deaths in the United States over the last decade.

Health and law enforcement officials seeking to curb the epidemic have focused on how OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and other potent pain and anxiety medications are obtained illegally, such as through pharmacy robberies or when teenagers raid their parents’ medicine cabinets. Authorities have failed to recognize how often people overdose on medications prescribed for them by their doctors.

A Los Angeles Times investigation has found that in nearly half of the accidental deaths from prescription drugs in four Southern California counties, the deceased had a doctor’s prescription for at least one drug that caused or contributed to the death.

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Prop 37: food companies spend $45m to defeat California GM label bill

Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO

Suzanne Goldenberg
The Guardian

Monsanto and other agribusiness and food companies have spent more than $45m (£28m) to defeat a California ballot measure that would require labelling of some GM foods.

The measure, proposition 37, is one of the most contentious initiatives on California‘s election ballot on Tuesday.

If it passes, it would require labels on GM food sold in supermarkets, but would not cover restaurants. It also has a number of gaping loopholes. For example, the law would not require labels on meat from animals that were fed GM corn.

Even with those caveats, the agribusiness and food companies have outspent the yes side by about five to one trying to kill the bill. Monsanto alone has spent more than $8m.

“I think it’s a David and Goliath story with the companies that manufacture or benefit from genetically engineered food being the Goliath,” said David Newman, president…

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