The Opposite of Childhood Obesity is not Anorexia

There’s an article over at the Frisky that sounds the alarms about weight loss apps for kids. For the record I 100% agree that giving an 8 year old instructions to count calories is a bad idea. However, the app in question is not just any weight loss app. It’s an app that’s designed to teach children ages 8 to 18 how to make better choices about their food and exercise. This is where I lose most people. I’ve heard the responses on Facebook already and they’re telling. Our responses to children’s health issues …

Food and Drink, RA and Belly Fat

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis almost two years and 15 pounds ago. When I was diagnosed I had already gained a few pounds and I attribute that to the lethargy. Upon my diagnosis I started with steroids (prednisone) and then a whole host of other pills that have you gaining weight. The Prednisone was the worst as far as weight gain but the best as it offered relief quickly. When I went off the prednisone I lost ten pounds pretty quickly but another ten sort of stuck with me. …