I read the news everyday via RSS feed at work. I skim the titles, get a feel for the good, the bad and the daily ugly. Well, today I just jumped out of my chair.
Headline: Long-term Weight Loss May Actually Be Bad For You
How can this be?!? Does this mean I should grab the nearest cheeseburger? Five Guy's, here I come!
HALT! Before I chomp down, here are the highlights: Scientists in Hong Kong found
-- Fat stores all kinds of toxins and residues from the things we ingest (eat, breathe, lather on our skin)
--When we lose fat, the fat releases the toxins into our bodies
--Our bodies freak out, leading to short term and long term illnesses.
I find this study interesting (gross). However, I think it is one sided.
--Fat does store little nastiness in our bodies, (yuck).
I want that OUT of me!! Why would I let my unhealthy, unfit body deal with toxins leaching in-between my organs?!? Ick.
--It doesn't really say if the rate of fat loss is a factor. I think anytime you rapidly increase or decrease your weight, you are in for some unexpected health issues. Your body wants some equilibrium. Any rapid anything makes my body really pissed.
--I will take my chances. The path of declining health is certain at a higher weight. Healthy people lead better lives.
What do you guys think?