Monday, February 12, 2007
Survival of the Fittest
“In 1995, newspapers in the United States reported the death of the fattest man in the world. He had come to weigh 465 kilogrammes, or around 1,000 pounds (in excess of 70 stone). On a visit to hospital he had to be transported by fork lift truck, and after his death the wall of his bedroom had to be demolished in order to remove the body. Obviously he was an extreme example of the obesity problem, yet it would have required a weight gain of only 37 grammes per day to take him from a normal 70 kilogrammes (155 pounds) at the age of sixteen up to the grotesque proportions of his death at just 45 years of age. This is the equivalent of eating an extra 250 calories per day- less than one small bar of chocolate.”

Source: Survival of the Fittest by Mike Stroud
 
posted by upinder kaur at 2/12/2007 02:59:00 PM | Permalink |


5 Comments:


  • At 13 February 2007 at 1:26 AM, Blogger Prabhu Singh

    Whoa! That's big. Americans are the kings of consumption. And unfortunately most of the rest of the world looks up to it.
    I'm starting to eat less at my age so that I can maintain a healthy weight. My metabolism which used to be super super fast has slowed a little.
    I generally don't eat chocolate, but I'll eat the occasional gulab jaman :-)

     
  • At 13 February 2007 at 1:34 PM, Blogger upinder kaur

    Gulab Jamun...
    Wonderful!
    I love Gulab Jamuns.
    So next time you come to Delhi do drop a word, we will all enjoy together home made Gulab Jamuns.
    Extra calories can always be burned by doing sewa...
    Guru Rakha!

     
  • At 18 February 2007 at 2:43 AM, Blogger manpreet kaur

    Satnam!

    How sad and lonely, how unhappy and helpless he must have been!
    Obesity is a major problem and very easly it is poured into figures and statistics. But behind this information is real drama, real disaster... like with any addiction, whether it is drugs or alcohol or slimming...
    It makes me really sad that we have to watch and very often can not help...

     
  • At 18 February 2007 at 8:47 AM, Blogger upinder kaur

    Dear manpreet,
    Yes its very sad!
    Many a times its a disease and not exactly bulimia which is the cause of obesity.
    Making fun of obesity should be avoided...
    The book has been written very well. I have read it atleast 6 times.He only wants to warn us that small amounts can contribute to big things!
    Nice hearing from you!
    Lots of love

     
  • At 21 February 2007 at 2:05 PM, Blogger Singhu

    Nice photos Jee.

    Had taste Gulab Jamun in India also. But homemade food is the best compare to all other outside foods. You were correct, Delhi was full of traffic jam!..But with Satguru Kirpa, we manage to visit Bangla Sahib and Sis Ganj Sahib and then off to airport and back home. One thing make people really upset is the immgration officers in delhi. While i was returning home, the office was creating uncessary problems for me. Anyway, God Bless.

    Waheguru...Waheguru...