I say WTF Wednesday because I feel like throwing in the towel, yelling "Uncle," and conceding defeat!
I just read that we not only have to worry about the fat we can see, but also the fat we can't see. A cardiologist named Francisco Lopez-Jimenez (no info on whether he is a relative of that famous astronaut, Jose Jimenez) in his research at the Mayo Clinic over the past 9 years has determined that even if you are of normal weight and you're healthy acording to the scale, you still could be carrying fat that has you headed for heart trouble.
He has even come up with a name for this condition: Normal Weight Obesity. Dr. Jimenez says there are many walking around out there who look healthy but in essence, are a heart attack waiting to happen; they seem to have normal body weight, but they have a higher percentage of body fat to muscle tissue. So indeed, we not only have to worry about the fat we can see, but the fat we can't see! How fun is that?
So what's the answer? We need to head to the gym. (also known as the Chamber of Horrors).* Strength training and resistance exercises are needed to bring the fat to muscle ratio to a less risky balance. Arrrgh! The Godess of Torture** will be so delighted that I accessed this information!
*if you are not familiar with this place, your memory will be jogged in the Sunday Roast!