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By New York Daily News | March 3, 1991
The bionic babe created in an operating orgy is writing a self-help manual on how to be fit and fetching? Isn't that a little like Tammy Faye Bakker exalting the virtues of natural beauty?No fair, cries Cher. She knows the press and public write off her sinewy slinkiness as medical editing, but "I've killed myself in the gym to have this body. It isn't like I have some amazing secret that nobody else has. And when I don't want to exercise, I look like hell. It's not anything you'd want to see."
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Susan Reimer | July 14, 2014
New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 - and perhaps as early as 2 - and is in steady decline after that, according to another study. Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center examined 22 years of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a long-term project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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By Sue Goetinck | August 14, 1996
WHEN IT COMES to body fat, brown can be beautiful.The body stores calories as white fat. It's the stuff that broadens hips and thickens waists. Brown fat, on the other hand, burns up those calories and turns them into heat.People, at least adults, don't have much brown fat. But scientists have learned that, under certain conditions, animals can replace white fat with brown.Humans probably can, too. So researchers are trying to figure out the body's trick, to come up with ways to treat obesity.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries. It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan, who was eating outside recently. The World Health Organization has identified "hidden" sugars in processed foods as a major threat to people's weight and teeth - the condiment contains about a teaspoon of sugar in every tablespoon - and the agency proposed earlier this month that people limit the sweetener to just six teaspoons daily.
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By Elizabeth Schuett | November 4, 1993
I HATE racism," Andy's paper reads. He has chosen his essay topic "racism" from a list I put on the board this morning."It's not fair to be racist against fat people or girls either. People can't help being fat or girls," he argues.This is where I slap my hand to my forehead and mutter to myself, "Why didn't I suggest they look up their topic in the dictionary first?" Not every eighth grader in our village fully understands the basics of racism, much less the implications."Your essay is well done, Andy," I tell him as I roll up beside his desk.
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September 11, 1991
* Use non-stick cookware or vegetable spray to cut down or eliminate cooking fat or oil.* Replace cream with evaporated skim milk. Replace whole milk with low-fat or skim milk.* Replace or blend sour cream with a reduced-fat sour cream or plain, low-fat or non-fat yogurt.* Replace some or all ground beef with ground turkey in meat loaf, chili and casseroles. Stick to ground beef for burgers.* Use sausages made from low-fat meats such as turkey, chicken and veal.* Use a small amount of broth or stock instead of fat to saute vegetables.
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By Maria Hiaasen | February 4, 1998
* Item: Red Baron Breakfast Pizza* Servings per package: 2* Cost: About $2.69* Preparation time: 3-5 minutes in microwave or 20 minutes in conventional oven* Review: It's not as convenient as an Egg McMuffin (too messy for commuting), yet this mini breakfast pizza is a hearty option for the morning rush. The sausage scramble flavor features a biscuit-style crust topped with sausage bits, scrambled eggs and Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Fat watchers won't be happy (nearly half the calories are from fat)
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By CHILDS WALKER | March 29, 2009
I have never been a slender man. I'm also neither particularly tall nor particularly coordinated. Which is why my love for Pittsburgh point guard Levance Fields has expanded more quickly than my waistline ever did. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/toydept)
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By Nancy Byal and Nancy Byal,Better Homes and Gardens Magazine | October 24, 1990
Do you love french fries, but worry about the fat they absorb during frying? These oven fries have less than half as much fat as homemade french-fried potatoes and about one-third as much fat as a serving of fast-food fries.Oven Fries4 small baking potatoes (about 1 pound total)1 tablespoon margarine, melted1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon garlic salt1/4 teaspoon paprika1/8 teaspoon onion powder (optional)Non-stick spray coatingScrub potatoes thoroughly. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight slices.
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By Elise T. Chisolm | July 16, 1991
HAVE YOU ever been calipered? Well, neither have I.With America's obsession with thinness, seemingly normal people are being "calipered." It's the latest in thinness technology.My handsome cousin Rocko has just been calipered, and he is hysterical. He called from Los Angeles to tell me about it. Rocko is 65, looks about 50, weighs 159, is very thin, runs every day and plays tennis three times a week. He does not smoke, drink or eat any fatty foods. And he's never been sick a day in his life.
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By Louis Balsamo | February 5, 2014
If I had to distill into one image the experience of growing up gay in America, it would be that of the angry right-wing protester brandishing a handmade sign with "GOD HATES FAGS!" menacingly scrawled across it in capital letters. I was born in 1960, and in my 53 years, I've had the unfortunate opportunity to see some version of this image countless times in the media. As a gay teen still years away from my first kiss, I was not buying it. Ironically, religion saved me. I didn't know who that God was, but he wasn't mine.
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By Joel Brinkley | December 25, 2013
What's so wrong with palm oil, from the palm trees that bear fruit, not coconuts? Well, if you listen to environmentalists and animal-rights advocates along with nutrition and health experts, they'll tell you it's something close to poison. Once the United States and other Western countries began condemning and banning trans-fat oils a few years ago, palm oil became a popular substitute. You can find it in shampoo, lipstick, soap and a host of snack and other foods, including some ketchups, margarine, chewing gum, candy bars and cooking oil. Oil-palm trees, as they're called, are grown primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia, and that's where the problems begin.
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November 29, 2013
Regarding your report "FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies" (Nov. 22), dietitian Angela Ginn said it best: "It may be tantalizing to our taste buds, but once it gets into our arteries it turns to sludge. " Bakery owner Charles DeBaufre Jr. has made a ton of money selling Berger cookies. He should have been ahead of the game and gotten rid of the trans-fat in his product. I stopped buying anything with trans-fats in it 10 years ago - including his cookies - and I am sure there are many others like me. Katie, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
If the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its proposal to eliminate trans fats from processed food, it could create a sticky situation for Baltimore-area sweets makers, including the company that produces famed Berger cookies. The FDA will announce a final decision on banning trans fats from restaurants and packaged products on Jan. 7, but manufacturers are already preparing themselves. The baker of the Berger cookies has tasted the future and found it lacking.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts. "It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton, CEO of the growing Ocean City -based chain, on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Food and Drug Administration moved to virtually eliminate trans fat, an artificially created artery-clogging substance, from Americans' diets. The move follows a massive effort by food makers and restaurant chains to remove the substance over the past decade, as consumers become more educated about risks and vote for healthier alternatives with their wallets.
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September 29, 2013
The basic message of The Sun's editorial is correct regarding the Wall Street executive who compared criticism of executive bonuses to lynchings ("Of banker bonuses and public lynchings," Sept. 25) and I think Robert Benmosche should have been fired immediately by AIG's board of directors. But, why no mention that the investment community on Wall Street is a major political contributor to the Democratic Party? Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
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By DAVE BARRY | August 28, 1994
Guess what: Americans are too fat. This fact was discovered recently by a panel of concerned experts and reported extensively in the news media, as though it were a shocking revelation.The truth, of course, is that we Americans already know we have a weight problem. We notice it every time we get out of the shower and look in the bathroom mirror and see our head sitting on top of what appears to be a towel-clad manatee. We notice it when we're unable to get our wallet out of the back pocket of our relaxed-fit jeans without the aid of power tools.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | January 7, 2005
I'd rather have too much sugar in my diet than too much fat. Is sugar really that bad for me, assuming I keep my daily calorie intake low? Comparing sugar and fat is like comparing apples and oranges. The only similarity is this: Both should make up a very tiny part of your diet. ("Good" fats, like those found in nuts and avocados, and sugar found in fruit are the exception and are a necessary part of your diet.) Your plan to keep overall calories down is unhealthy because it means leaving out more nutritious food.
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March 31, 2013
Proclaiming that ours are "fiscally challenging times" has become a mantra of elected officials. Their solutions range from cutting services and furloughing employees to raising taxes. Yet little attention is paid to the fat in the budget. When Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz met with Perry Hall residents, they wondered how overcrowding in schools could be alleviated during this "fiscally challenging time. " This was the same David Marks who vowed in his campaign that he would not take a county vehicle - yet replaced his car after it died with a county-owned vehicle.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
There are still "rock" acts on the Billboard Hot 100, but none will remind listeners of Clutch, the veteran Germantown quartet. Songs from popular, non-offensive acts such as the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons sound like sheepish lullabies compared to "Earth Rocker," Clutch's 10th full-length album. On "Earth Rocker," the members of Clutch seem aware that their brand of rock 'n' roll — the old-fashioned kind that thrives when played loud, fast and with a ton of attitude — isn't in fashion now, and hasn't been for a while.
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