Google Health News Surprise

Dieting now makes you gain weight.”  This San Francisco Chronicle article isn’t news for the fatosphere.  But it is news, indeed, a pleasant surprise, for Google News.  

“Dieting is the worst thing people can do if they’re interested in weight control,” said Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor and clinical psychotherapist in the East Bay whose book, “Health at Every Size,” was published in November (BenBella Books). “Dieting seems the fastest way to gain weight.”

Like I said, this isn’t news.  But this was a nice thing to see on my google home page :)

2 thoughts on “Google Health News Surprise

  1. Very nice!

    I actually read the comments this time–was it really that more people seemed to at least half “get it,” or is it just that I’ve become desensitized to “not getting it”? But they didn’t make me want to pull my hair out as usual. Hmmm.

  2. Ah, but how often the response is: “Of course you shouldn’t ‘diet’! Just watch what you eat!”

    Even Weight Watchers isn’t a ‘diet’ anymore, after all.

    But it’s a start.

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