It’s possible that establishing a tolerable lower limit of trans fatty acids in foods would be less deleterious on health than increasing the saturated fat content. “We need to weight the options very carefully,” Wylie-Rosett says. “We should examine the history of saturated fats and consider their health effects. We can’t just assume that palm oil is the better replacement because it’s a natural source. Natural doesn’t necessarily equate to healthy.”
And what that does it is it number one prevents the absorption, number two it allows a lot of the calories that you're consuming to be delivered further down the intestine so that the bacteria in your intestine will consume it instead.
Should we have scarlet letters for the obese? Of course not, since there is no problem identifying them. But we should employ shame to shed light on an issue that affects us all, in the same way that some judges order drunk drivers to place “Convicted DUI” bumper stickers on their cars.
Paul Campos is a professor of law at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the author of “The Obesity Myth: Why America’s Obsession With Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health.”
The end result is we’re trying to exercise personal responsibility in a food environment that’s engineered to undermine it. Food is available everywhere at any time. It is full of sugar, fat and salt – nutrients we’re hard-wired to crave. Per calorie, it has never been cheaper.
Grab some friends and load up your trucks with whatever training gear you have: sleds, Prowlers, sledgehammers, big tires, kettlebells, farmer's walk implements, etc., and head to a park or field. If you do this only occasionally, you can plan things on the fly. If you're doing this regularly, write-up a program based on these guidelines: