Willpower (and being a healthy adult with Down syndrome)

Don’t you hate it when a diet works? I do. I’m serious. I want to continue my bad habits and not have to worry about my growing hip size. How about you?

Personally, I did one diet-plan that lasted 4 weeks and it proved to be the longest run of will-power I ever exhibited. Sad to admit. However, I talk a lot about what’s bad and what’s good, and apparently Marcus listens better than I do…to me.

BMR-Metabolism-Thyroid-OH MY! (part 1 of being a healthy adult with Down syndrome)

OK, Americans are fat. Everyone knows this, right? And the worst part about it is, we know better. We’re not just fat, we’re fat on purpose. We all know fast-food is bad, but the lines of cars still roll through. We know processed food will kill us, but summer grills are covered with hot dogs. And don’t get me started on portion sizes. OK, well just this one…

I went to a movie the other day and for the first time in years I saw a bag of popcorn that wasn’t a bucket. It was called the “smaller.”

Brilliant! American’s (apparently) won’t buy a “small popcorn,” but they may buy a smaller (than-the-bucket) popcorn. It’s simultaneously hilarious, sad, and true.

Given all of this, a person with a lower BMR doesn’t have a chance.

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