brain 3
The hypothalamus’ job is to control our body temperature, feelings of hunger and thirst, feelings of hot and cold, our feelings of tiredness, our heart rate, breathing rate, and body weight.  Basically the hypothalamus tries to maintain the normal condition and “status quo” of our body.

Discussion Questions
How do you calculate your diet?  Do you count calories, meals, vitamins, anything?
What are the taiwanese beliefs about weight gain, and body size?
What do you think about the french paradox?
Which advice in the article do you think is the best?