September 2013

Back to School

How to avoid your children being crushed by their backpacks.

The Problem…

There has been a lot of concern of late about the potential problems with our children carrying heavier and heavier backpacks to school. Studies indicate that it’s not uncommon for kids to be carrying packs weighing up to 30% of their body weight. To give you a reference point, that’s like a 50-pound load for a 150-pound male and 40 pounds for a 130-pound female. If you haven’t carried a backpack that heavy in a while, you’ll have to take my word for it. That’s very heavy. Studies also indicate that of those carrying loads up to 22% of their body weight, 60% report low back pain. Shoulder and neck complaints are also very common.

Dr. Zografos' Fat-Melting Diet: Weeks Two and Three

Tuesday, August 27th

Day Eight - Week Two

Beginning around 10 a.m. and increasing until my 1 p.m. feeding time, I was very hungry. I’m starting to feel like my faithful lab Abby who starts to freak if she isn’t fed first thing in the morning. I’ve got no master to beg too. Press on. I am however, feeling a bit lightheaded. A sign that my body is definitely changing to an alternative energy source: fat. It should improve over the course of the week because I’m not giving-in like a pansy arse!