Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Dec. Edition

The Good; my size 14s are getting loose, I wore a size Medium jacket this week, and this feels like a big pounder week vs. yet another one pounder week.

The Bad: I had 75 g of carbs today without even realizing it. Plus I missed two doses of calcium.

The Ugly: Another really stupid article trashing WLS. Luckily for my sanity, I have lost the link to it so I can't post it here. The ironic thing is that the author's blog is supposedly about exposing fraud in science. Too bad she doesn't expose her own fraud.

I have always thought that if you have to lie make your point, you don't have one. And this article as full of lies, rumors and faulty logic.

One particular lie:

In the more than forty years that bariatric surgeries have been performed, there have been no randomized, controlled clinical trials that have shown any long-term improvements to actual health or that lives are saved or extended by these surgeries — not any of the dozens of types and variations being performed, and certainly none of the new procedures claiming to be better and safer.

Really? So I guess all the randomized studies I've read that showed long-term improvements in health were just a figment of my imagination.

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