Commentor caffeine over at Shapely Prose, in response to Kate’s post about a study claiming that the 30% of Caucasians with a genetic propensity to become fat can avoid putting on weight if they “just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day”.
That’s freaking insane. If I work 8 hours, and sleep 8 hours, and exercise for 4, and commute for 1 hour a day, that leaves me 3 hours a day for eating, hygiene, errands, hobbies, relaxation, pet care, and little things like seeing my husband and remaining sane.
Another commentor pointed out that a Hollywood actress who was lauded for getting her “pre-baby body back” confessed that it took her several months of working out for six hours a day to do so.
Six hours a day. With a newborn in the house needing interaction and stimulation.
But sure, there’s nothing at all unrealistic about these expectations, is there?