It’s no secret that I absolutely hate the show Biggest Loser and one of the reasons is that I when I behaved exactly like the contestants on The Biggest Loser I was hospitalized for an eating disorder, not given a $250,000 check.
Is it strange to anyone else that the whole push right now is toward natural foods, grown locally and prepared fresh – unless you’re fat in which case you are encouraged to go on Jenny Craig and/or Nutrisystem where you microwave food that comes to you frozen in a plastic baggie? Or Medifast where you drink 5 reconstituted soy protein shakes a day? I’ve been to several farmer’s markets and never saw even one packet of reconstituted soy protein shake there.
I don’t believe that the same behavior is healthy for fat people but unhealthy for thin people, I don’t think that we should diagnose and treat in some people what we recommend and prescribe to others.
It’s supremely annoying to me that that we have to fight to get decent information about health. But, just because so many other people aren’t using any common sense, and just because so many businesses put profit in front of health or truth doesn’t mean that we have to get caught up in it or run over by it.
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