By Taft Ayers
I understand that we all have a difficult time saying "no" to different things. Temptation hits us, or sneaks around us in many different shapes and forms.
My ultimate vice? Buffalo Wild Wings. I cannot shake it. I have tried. We have met secretly. Held hands in public. Quickies. Long lunches. Dinner dates, and yet I feel like the relationship is getting me "no-where fast."
We must divorce. How? I am going back to the Good Book. The one that has helped me in times of trouble. The author(s) seems to be inspired. It may not be your pathway to happiness, but it is mine.
I am picking up The Abs Diet again. David Zinczenko changed my life once. I need him to save it, again. Heart disease runs in my family. I must be pro-active.
Here are some facts from his holy writings:
Overweight people are:
50 percent more likely to develop heart disease (obese: up to 100 percent)
Up to 360 percent more likely to develop diabetes (obese: up to 1,020 percent)
16 percent more likely to die of a first heart attack (obese: 49 percent)
Roughly 50 percent more likely to have total cholesterol above 250 (obese: up to 122 percent)
50 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction (obese: 200 percent)
14 percent less attractive to the opposite sex (obese: 43 percent)
Likely to spend 37 percent more a year at the pharmacy (obese: 105 percent)
Likely to stay 19 percent longer in the hospital (obsese: 49 percent)
20 percent more likely to have asthma (obese: 50 percent)
Up to 31 percent more likely to die of any cause (obese: 62 percent)
19 percent more likely to die in a car crash (obese: 37 percent)
120 percent more likely to develop stomach cancer (obese: 330 percent)
Up to 90 percent more likely to develop gallstones (obese: up to 150 percent)
590 percent more likely to develop esophageal cancer (obese: 1,520 percent)
35 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer (obese: 70 percent)
14 percent more likely to have osteoarthritis (obese: 34 percent)
70 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure (obese: up to 170 percent)
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." -Mark Twain