The top athletes and their junk food
An article from The Week reminds me of the difference between us mortals and the gods and goddesses who are running, cycling and swimming around London at the moment.
“Pizza, beer, and ice cream are actually staples for some elite athletes, who gorge themselves on mountains of unhealthy food to meet 6,000-calorie daily quotients,” it says.
The problem with healthy food? You have to eat too much of it to meet the caloric goals these athletes require.
Then there’s the challenge of getting off the couch
From the same source, an item on an externally posed regime that failed to meet its mark. Apparently, British Olympic organizers pledged in 2005 to get two million U.K. citizens to exercise more before the games. Didn’t happen. This article tries to explain why.
I guess that’s just one more example of Rita’s finding in The Whole Clove Diet: change just has to start on the inside.
In recent additions to the general confusion about exercise and diet, in the past week I have read that
- “inactivity is not to blame for weight gain,” and that
- “inactivity is just as dangerous as smoking” and that
- scientists are using “fat, inactive rats to learn about juvenile obesity.”
Maybe the best idea is to just go on holidays, as Dave Seminara suggests.
I like that idea.