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How to Lose Weight --- Part IV -- Summary
Kimball Corson
08/16/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

How to Lose Weight --- Part IV -- Summary

Intake calories - calories spent on metabolism - calories spent on activity = fat weight added or lost.

In summary, the program is --

A.1) to substitute water and good beverages for food, and more sleep for food to reduce intake calories

A.2) to eat better and less generally, and to drink more of what you should to reduce intake calories and speed up your metabolism

B) to further increase your metabolism by diet and exercise by the means I have shown, and

C) in time, learn to become and stay more physically active, as you gain strength and stamina to burn calories in physical activity.

This program simply implements and keys on the formula above. Nothing magic is involved. Consistency and perseverance matter the most. The habit changes called for are not radical and the diet changes are minor. Drinking more water is not a big deal.

Follow this program to the extent you presently can and do more later as you can and the impact can be enormous. Nothing -- not genius or magic -- can beat persistence here. You can most certainly do it. Then --

Success at last -->

How to Lose Weight --- Part III -- Raising Your Metabolism Rate
Kimball Corson
08/16/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Intake calories - calories spent on metabolism - calories spent on activity = fat weight added or lost.

We are still working with the formula framework set out above. The issue in part III is how to raise your metabolism. There are various means of doing that, many dietary.

A key and very important way is to exercise, but many overweight people try at first to do too much, experience too much discomfort and then quit. That is a mistake. For the seriously overweight, start by just walking a 100 feet or so or just stand in place and swing your arms from side to side. Do what you comfortably can and don't quit the next day. The goal is too increase what you can do as you feel better and lose weight. Then, as you are able to, add muscle strength building to your program. That will really help. Be patient with yourself and be. consistent

The goal, as the British National Health Service explains, is to physically move more at first. This is the exercise element. Do but don't overdo it to start. Do eat breakfast and a good lunch. Don't count calories and eat light snacks as needed but drink water with your healthy snacks.

There are many tricks to raising your metabolism. Here are several.

1) Eat more hot and spicy foods. Pepper your food. Hot and spicy foods raise your metabolism. Develop a taste for them. Thai food is great for this. There are very few fat Thai's. Cinnamon helps, too.

2) Drink two small glasses of very cold water upon awaking. The system shock speeds your metabolism.

3) Take a shower and very the water temperature between very warm almost hot and very cold. The system shock again will accelerate your metabolic rate.

4) As mentioned, exercise will increase your metabolism, especially as you continue with it and muscle become a greater percentage of body weight and fat becomes a lower percentage. Exercise that adds muscle weight and strength is better than exercise that doesn't. But don't rush things and burn out and then quit.

5) Add more fish to your diet. Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, herring, and tuna) which increase your metabolism? They also balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation. Catholics often eat fish every Friday.

6) Drink more green tea. It has certain antioxidants and catechin in it which crank up your metabolism.

7) Eat more protein. Your body burns many more calories digesting protein than it does eating fat or carbohydrates.

8) Drink water before you eat or with snacks before evening. Water aids the burning of metabolic calories and displaces appetite.

9) Caffeine's ability to speed up the central nervous system makes it a powerful metabolism booster. So drink coffee and low cal caffeine loaded soda pops.

10) Stand more and sit less. It raises your metabolism. Talk on the phone standing up. Talk more with friends passing by.

11) Eat more slowly and don't gulp your food. Stressed people eat too fast. It takes about 20 minutes before a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK) tells your brain to stop eating because your full. Don't stuff yourself during that interval. Taper off as you eat.

12) Avoid the bluish light emitted by smartphones, computers, and tablets immediately before and then after dinner. It increases hunger before dinner and slows glucose metabolism after dinner. Talk with friends or go for a walk instead.

It is not hard to do these things. The changes are not major, but their impact can be. Again, constituent effort counts for a lot. As your increase your metabolism, you will increase the calories you burn doing nothing. Something major for almost no effort. Just lean into the program and stay with it.

How to Lose Weight --- Part II -- Food Intake and Your Environment
Kimball Corson
08/16/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Intake calories - calories spent on metabolism - calories spent on activity = fat weight added or lost

Caloric intake is subject to characterological control. Environment can influence food or caloric intake if it is not controlled. I take up several food intake and environmental issues in turn:

Stress induces a need for some immediate gratification to ameliorate it. When stressed, people tend to snack on high calorie, sugar based foods which impair efforts to lose weight. The real trick is to understand the source of the stress, to avoid the stress by controlling it or by removing yourself from the source of the stress. If stressed, drink a glass of water and take a break or short walk, if possible.. If necessary, eat a low calorie snack, like a boiled egg. Fight off, high calories, sugar based snacks.

Don't stay at the table longer than it takes to eat. Don't eat with other fat people. You can too easily develop their eating habits and choices. Avoid sugar, especially refined sugar. Drink a small glass of water before you eat a meal. You need to eat a bit less than what you need to feel full because that sensation doesn't develop until about 15 to 20 minutes after you eat. So if you eat until you are full, you have over eaten and will feel stuffed later.

Try to eat a balanced diet, with smaller, nutritious meals. Reduce starches. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Drink more water. Avoid sugars. There is no need to eliminate much of anything. We are taking about self control and eating less. Leaving the table and taking a walk or even stepping outside can help avoid overeating.

After drinking two small glasses of cold water on waking up, try to eat a good healthy breakfast. A big breakfast helps. Then eat a moderate lunch at lunch time and say a sandwich at about 4 pm and try not to any any more, especially before going to bed. You want to go to sleep on a somewhat empty stomach. The goal here is to let the stomach relax and shrink back toward its normal size. An enlarged stomach or a gut more quickly develops an appetite.

Another cautionary comment is to not substitute food for sleep. Many people who do not get their sleep overeat. The way to beat that and eat less is go to bed earlier and get your sleep. This is an important observation.

All of these factors are subject to control. It takes will power and character to control them, but it is all doable. Avoid extreme weight loss efforts. Moderation and diligence does the trick, if you follow the rules.

In part three, I address how to raise your metabolism, which is less a food intake issue, but still does require some character and discipline.

How to Lose Weight --- Part I -- The Overview
Kimball Corson
08/16/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Intake calories - calories spent on metabolism - calories spent on activity = fat weight added or lost

This says how much fat you add from a meal depends on your caloric intake, how fast your metabolism burns calories and how physically active you are. If you are physically inactive, have a low metabolism rate and you eat a lot, you are going to get fatter. On the contrary, to lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories by eating less and eating the right foods, raise your metabolism rate and be more active. It is that simple at one level.

There is no genetic reason you cannot lose weight. A very few generic conditions do cause weight gain, but they affect fewer than 0.0001 percent of the population. Environmental factors can cause weight gain, but you can control or compensate for those. I will show which they are and how to control them.

There are techniques to raise your metabolism, as I will explain. Your metabolism rate determines the calories you burn just being asleep or by sitting there and not doing anything. It takes calories just to run you body and keep you alive. A high metabolism take more calories to do that than a low metabolism.So one approach to losing weight is to raise your metabolic rate or the calories you burn doing nothing.

Three big factors are most important in losing weight within this framework. How honest you are with your self, how you manage the effects of your environment and how disciplined you are on raising your metabolism and doing what you can and need to to lose wight, Much of losing weight is characterological, that is depends on your own character and that is a matter of your will or more correctly, your will power.

You cannot BS yourself ("its in my genes to be fat") , delude yourself ("I am not that fat" or "fat is beautiful") or ignore the problem, if you are serious about losing weight ("I will work on the problem starting next week"). Being very overweight says a lot about your character or who you are which is one reason people don't like what I am saying here. And don't kid or delude yourself into believing fat is beautiful. That is more BS to avoid losing weight. Fat is at best unsightly and it is bad for your health as well.

That is the overview on what must be understood to lose weight.

How to Lose Weight --- Part I -- The Overview
Kimball Corson
08/16/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Intake calories - calories spent on metabolism - calories spent on activity = fat added or lost

This says how much fat you add from a meal depends on your caloric intake, how fast your metabolism burns calories and how physically active you are. If you are physically inactive, have a low metabolism rate and you eat a lot, you are going to get fatter. On the contrary, to lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories by eating less and eating the right foods, raise your metabolism rate and be more active. It is that simple at one level.

There is no genetic reason you cannot lose weight. A very few generic conditions do cause weight gain, but they affect fewer than 0.0001 percent of the population. Environmental factors can cause weight gain, but you can control or compensate for those. I will show which they are and how to control them.

There are techniques to raise your metabolism, as I will explain. Your metabolism rate determines the calories you burn just being asleep or by sitting there and not doing anything. It takes calories just to run you body and keep you alive. A high metabolism take more calories to do that than a low metabolism.So one approach to losing weight is to raise your metabolic rate or the calories you burn doing nothing.

Three big factors are most important in losing weight within this framework. How honest you are with your self, how you manage the effects of your environment and how disciplined you are on raising your metabolism and doing what you can and need to to lose wight, Much of losing weight is characterological, that is depends on your own character and that is a matter of your will or more correctly, your will power.

You cannot BS yourself ("its in my genes to be fat") , delude yourself ("I am not that fat" or "fat is beautiful") or ignore the problem, if you are serious about losing weight ("I will work on the problem starting next week"). Being very overweight says a lot about your character or who you are which is one reason people don't like what I am saying here. And don't kid or delude yourself into believing fat is beautiful. That is more BS to avoid losing weight. Fat is at best unsightly and it is bad for your health as well.

That is the overview on what must be understood to lose weight.

The Foreign Policy Legacy of Conservatives
Kimball Corson
08/15/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

This is too good a slam on the neo-conservatives -- OUT OF THEIR OWN MOUTHS -- not to be featured here with full derision.

What the US did under the neo-cons was took out Saddam and the Baathists, creating a huge power vacuum in Iraq, so the Sunnis and and Shiites fell to fighting with each other until the ISIS came in on the Sunni side, radicalized them and took over north Iraq to spread war all over the Middle East.

Way to go Dumb Ass America.

Cheney should be tried as a war criminal and hung. The world court is predicted to do just that if it ever gets its hands on him.

More on the TPP or TransPacific Pact
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

A June 2015 article in the New England Journal of Medicine summarized concerns about TPPĀ“s impact on healthcare in developed and less developed countries. In short, the price of medical drugs will rise substantially due to de facto patent extensions. This would threaten millions of lives. The trick or deceit is in extending "data exclusivity" provisions that would prevent drug regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration from registering a generic version of a drug for a certain number of years after the drug patent expired, thereby in effect extending the patent. Worse, the TPP courts can require corporations be paid compensation for any lost profits found to result from a nation's regulations. That would interfere with domestic health policy.

A number of United States Congresspeople -- the smarter among them -- including Senator Bernard Sanders and Representatives Henry Waxman, Sander M. Levin, John Conyers, Jim McDermott, John Lewis, Pete Stark, Charles B. Rangel, Earl Blumenauer, and Lloyd Doggett, have expressed concerns about access to medicine under this ruse and schema. By protecting intellectual property, access to affordable medical drugs in the developing world could be badly hindered. Additionally, they worry that the TPP would not be flexible enough to accommodate existing non-discriminatory drug reimbursement programs and the diverse health systems of member countries and that would result in a lot of lawsuits to recover profits from various countries in TPP courts.

A whole raft of exploitative and abusive provisions favoring big money multinational corporations are being built into the TPP in regard to intellectual property, medicine, labor standards and practices and environmental regulations and law. It is a badly stacked deck. That is why it provisions remain secret and there is so much discussion about "fast tracking" parts of it through congress. Rats are at work on your purse, with huge teams of well paid and cleaver lawyers. You won't know what hit you.

The sad truth is Americans are not able to match wits with deep pocket oligarchs and their teams of well paid smart lawyers and hoards of bought off congressmen and woman. If we ever do wise up, it will take many decades to untangle the mess being created, assuming it can be done. Obama has sold us out here.

On Being Fat (or Fat II)
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

(a second, much shortened attempt to pass Facebook censorship)

Many who are too fat argue it is genetic. It "runs" in my family. The implication is they cannot help being too fat. This is a false delusion. It is a lie that fat people tell themselves. A characterological fault if you will. The facts are to the contrary. Just like being fat is beautiful. That is another delusional lie fat people tell themselves.

The facts are 1) obesity is being seriously overweight. 2) Being overweight is "caused by eating too much and moving too little." (British NHS) and 3) Being too fat is not genetic or caused by genes. As the British NHS explains on the last point --

"Some people claim there is no point in trying to lose weight because 'it runs in my family' or 'it's in my genes'. While there are some rare genetic conditions that can cause obesity, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, there is no reason why most people cannot lose weight. obesity is more to do with environmental factors, such as poor eating habits. . ." (British NHS) And I would add being honest with oneself and having some discipline, both characterological issues.*

The truth is being too overweight visually tells others a lot about you and your life style. It says you are relatively inactive physically and you eat more food than you should. It also suggests you might be deceiving yourself on being fat and might also lack personal discipline.

Food habits are key. We know a few environmental factors can contribute to being overweight. Stress pushes us to eat more sweet and high calorie snack foods that we might not otherwise. We want to "feel better" quickly rather than being stressed and we use food to ameliorate stress effects. The trick here is too know this, avoid or reduce the stress and discipline your eating habits to avoid sweets and high calorie foods, especially snacks. Having meals with other fat people also encourages over-eating, but again, knowing this and some discipline are the best defenses.

There is significant knowledge involved in losing weight, but it is not magic. Except in very rare genetic cases losing weight is all about knowing how to do it, being honest with yourself and using self discipline. The health rewards alone are worth it, independently of what others think about you because you are too overweight.
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* A tiny minority exception here is indigenous peoples who have earlier adaptive low metabolisms who have gone from food poor to food rich environments in too few generations for their metabolisms to properly adjust.

Facebook Censorship
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

I wrote an article opposing a Huffington Post article by Mariana Godoy arguing that fat is beautiful based on the picture below (fair use doctrine applies). In my article, I wrote why being fat it not beautiful in light of the medical, non-genetic, health and characterological issues and literature involved.

It is gone. Facebook has censored the article and taken it down and it did so without a word to me. Big brother watches and decides what is and is not free and reasonable speech.

I am toying with the idea of dropping Facebook. It has happen to me twice now in the last 12 months and in each instance what I have written is only demonstrable fact and credible opinion based thereon. The day is coming when we will all have to shut up and tow the line. It is just a question now of time.

This medium is deciding what is sufficiently popular and can be said and what is sufficiently unpopular and can't be said. Political correctness will prevail.

America Is Duped and Distracted
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

My classmate, Geoffrey Stone, in his current Huffpo article, Dump The Trump, seems to take the farcical political hoopla of republicans as purportedly serious political discourse. It isn't. It is also not really intended to be. It is a phony dog and pony show to let democrats rail on against asinine and outlandish republican comments and proposals and to let the republicans stir up their their political base with so-called important, hot-button, social issues.

In truth, it is all a huge and deliberate distraction and smoke screen scripted by parallel consciousness and oligarchical big money to mask the less known and poorly media covered daily efforts of the oligarchs to continue to buy CFR changes, orders and other law and favors for themselves from congress to further rig government and the economy in their financial favor and against middle class Americans, as Warren and Stiglitz cursorily show, and to block meaningful reforms with cash. The Clinton's $29 million in speech money in the last 16 months is just one example, there, of pre-bribe personal payments for prospective oligarchical assistance with government.

Americans have been duped and have been asleep at the wheel while congress and Washington remain busy selling the store out from under them. The Koch brothers don't both hold multiple advanced degrees from MIT for nothing.

Food Choices and Stress
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Stress is an impediment to making healthy food choices, according to a new study which found that even a moderate amount of stress can weaken a person's willpower to choose healthier food when making food decisions.

Researchers in Switzerland asked people to choose a food to eat, after the individuals had experienced moderate stress. Results showed that the participants were more likely to pick a food that was sweet or tasted better, and less likely to select a healthy food that wasn't as sweet or sty, than if they were not stressed.

The study also showed neural pathways in the brain which influence a person's desire for immediate gratification show increased activity following moderate stress, whereas the brain areas that help control willpower and which affect the desire to maintain a long-term goal, such as a healthy diet, show reduced activity. Will power is undermined.

"The findings show that self-control is mediated by a complex and distributed network in the brain," said Silvia Maier, a co-author of the study and a doctoral candidate in neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich. Disturbances in any number of brain regions within this complex network can weaken self-control, Maier said.

Diet or food intake is increasingly shown to have both characterological and reactive neurological aspects

America Hates Congress and the Washington Establishment
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Bernie Sanders is an independent from Vermont and a serious progressive. He is beginning to outrun Hillary who is in trouble. Hillary, I suggest, will be hugely damaged or done in by the FBI criminal investigation into her emails and/or her and Bill's mega income of $29 million for 16 recent months for speeches which are simply pre-bribes for assistance with government to be rendered. That will leave only Bernie ascendant on the liberal side.

Then on the conservative side, Trump, also now a prospective independent, is leading the pack of republican presidential hopefuls and scaring the be jesus out of the republican establishment. Party leadership is in an absolute dither.

In short, we face the prospect of two independents running for the president. That should tell us something about America's opinion of its corrupt congress, politics and Washington's establishment. Congresses' current approval rating of eight percent also reflects America's animus against Washington, which is now almost exclusively in the business of lining its own pockets by doing favors for the oligarchs. Sanders and Trump both rail at length against Washington but from the different sides of the political fence. That is their common denominator. America is responding to both strongly.

We all hate Washington, but Washington doesn't care as long as it can get away with selling us all out to the oligarchs. But Trump and Sanders are pointing the finger and rallying the American public against Washington. Change is coming.

The Debate and Megyn Kelly Didn't Slow Trump
Kimball Corson
08/13/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

The Republican establishment paper, the Wall Street Journal admits that, despite critics' opinions predicting GOP front runner Donald Trump's poll numbers would fall after the debate, and despite Megyn Kelly's tacky effort to make that happen --

"Time Magazine found that Mr. Trump took 47% of nearly 55,000 votes on who won the debate. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) of Florida was in second place with just 10%. The Drudge Report's poll found more than half of nearly 362,000 voters favored Mr. Trump, well above everyone else," the Wall Street Journal also noted.

So much for Trump being damaged by Faux News or Bimbo Kelly in the debate.

It turns out Trump saw Megyn Kelly coming. According to Bloomberg News:

"A few hours before Thursday's Fox News debate, a friend of Donald Trump's confided to me that Trump was nervous. Not about the competition--he could handle them. No, Trump worried about Fox News, and in particular, debate moderator Megyn Kelly. She'd been hammering him all week on her show, and he was certain she was out to get him. He'd canceled a Fox News appearance on Monday night, the friend said, in order to avoid her. (Trump's spokeswoman wouldn't confirm or deny this.)

"It turns out Trump was right. His toughest opponents Thursday night weren't the candidates up on stage, but the Fox News moderators, who went right after him--none with more gusto than Kelly. . .

"But Trump saw her coming a mile away and cut her off."

The republican establishment, including Faux News, wants to get rid of Trump and it shows, but the effort is backfiring, even with me. As Trump says, Megyn Kelly is a bimbo and not a serious, well trained journalist. Here are two pictures of her to prove it. She is the Queen of Faux News and the scantily clad.

The SEC is a Failed Regulatory Agency, Much Like a Failed State
Kimball Corson
08/12/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

In the aftermath of the 2008 crash, the FBI said it had never seen such massive fraud nationwide and, with well over 150 agents in the field investigating, it was gearing up with the Justice Department to prosecute huge numbers of cases until the SEC intervened and argued it had exclusive jurisdiction in the area.

The SEC prevailed in that dispute, the FBI and Justice Department backed down and then then the SEC did nothing except protect the big bankers and other wrong-doers by not itself prosecuting. That is why no big bankers or anyone went to jail in the aftermath. It is a terrible agency.

Now, it continues to be on the defensive, even though the statute of limitations has run on most violations from that era. It is still screwing up, as Elizabeth Warren has shown. It is a failed agency with an abysmal track record.

Now Megan Kelly's Credibility is Blown, Too
Kimball Corson
08/12/2015, Pago Pago, American Samoa

During the debate, Megyn asked

Whether someone like Trump should be president who had made tweets like he had that insulted women's looks.

"You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals," Kelly said, to which Trump replied, "Only Rosie O'Donnell."

Kelly said he had called many more people names than O'Donnell, and a visibly perturbed Trump shot back, "I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either. If you don't like it, Megyn, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you. Although I could maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me."

Now compare this extremely biased article here, saying or suggesting Megyn didn't attack Trump, to what Bloomberg News has reported:

"A few hours before Thursday's Fox News debate, a friend of Donald Trump's confided to me that Trump was nervous. Not about the competition--he could handle them. No, Trump worried about Fox News, and in particular, debate moderator Megyn Kelly. She'd been hammering him all week on her show, and he was certain she was out to get him. He'd canceled a Fox News appearance on Monday night, the friend said, in order to avoid her. (Trump's spokeswoman wouldn't confirm or deny this.)

"It turns out Trump was right. His toughest opponents Thursday night weren't the candidates up on stage, but the Fox News moderators, who went right after him--none with more gusto than Kelly. . .

"But Trump saw her coming a mile away and cut her off."

I submit Kelly's credibility is now badly blown, independently of the merits of the conflict. On the merits, Trump loses, of course, because his comments on some women are outrageous, even if many people think the same things he says.

 

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