Friday, July 27, 2007

Does the Company we Keep Make us Fat?

I read an interesting article yesterday that pointed to a study that suggested that the friends and family in our lives can contribute to us being overweight. At first, I thought that made sense because I have at least one close overweight friend, and we enjoy going out to dinner quite frequently. The interesting thing about the article is it suggested that friends and family who live hundreds or thousands of miles away can still influence us in a way that contributes to us being overweight. Whatever. You want to know what makes me overweight. I eat too much. I am hungry all the time, and if I'm not hungry I still eat. And when I eat I eat high-calorie, high-fat foods. Aunt Gladys in Tucson has nothing to do with me being overweight. I have everything to do with me being overweight.