"You Are What You Eat" Thoughts???

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    Apr 29, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    The premise of this BBC America show is pretty straightforward: a nutrionist/dietician meets with an obese person, shows them on a table all the (junk) food they consume in a week, consults them about their diet and lifestyle, then proceeds to put them on a plan to get them on the road to proper health.

    What makes this show exceptional (and something that wouldn't fly in "p.c" America) is how blatant they are about calling someone "fat" or "clearly unacceptable"; the doctor(s) don't mince words basically saying "you're going to eat yourself into a grave" or telling them that their obesity is the cause for their lack of sex drive; and how obesity is treated as less a disease of society and more a "disease of the will."

    Has anyone else seen this show? Any thoughts on its approach? Because for all the b.s. being obese is the norm in the US now, not the exception, I doubt a show like this would work here for fear of too many "offended" types. XOXO
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    Apr 30, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    We get this show in Canada on regular cable. I think its on W Network. Anyway, I love this show. I like how they take obses people and make them face their problems head on. Sometimes that's what it takes. The people are the show are in bad shape. And it also makes for good tv icon_smile.gif
  • CincyBOJ

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    Apr 30, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    OH yes, I've seen this show. LMAO. We need this show here. They're just saying what everyone 'wants' to say but afraid to do so on TV. And as far as offending people, well sorry, sugar-coating helps fatten people up (glazed-doughnuts, frosted flakes, also sugar coated, lol). Of all the shows I've seen thus far, not one person seemed offended. In fact, they seem to welcome it. They have been waiting for someone to give them that last push to get them started on the right path to healthier living. The show also serves the rest of us to remember to look at what we ingest. The is a lot of garbage in pretty, cheap packages.

    The lady nutritionist on that show has got some balls!


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    Apr 30, 2008 12:54 PM GMT
    I wanna eat hunky men. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 30, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    We need to start treating obesity the same way we treat smoking. Don't try and skirt the issue with people. Tell the truth straight up, do you want to live to a decent age? Even you live to 75 or 80 do you want twenty plus years of problems with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems?

    I personally feel we should not make obesity an illness like we have with alcoholism or drug abuse. Some people do have a genetic predisposition to gain weight due to a slower metabolism, but that does not mean they are condemned to a life of being grossly overweight. A change of habits goes a long way to keeping the weight down.

    Finally, like alcholism and drug abuse, obesity is sometimes a symptom of psychological issues such as anxiety. I know of several people who binge eat when they are depressed or anxious. Those issues need to be dealt with before the weight can be taken off in a healthy fashion.
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    Apr 30, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    Love to see the show. Right now I"d be a blob of oatmeal with raisins and cranberries....eating breakfast as we speak icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 30, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    I am oatmeal and chicken, mostly.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 05, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    I guess I'm a Prime Rib then...I just ate at HOUSTON's -- YUMMMMM!