Friday, January 29, 2016
OPRAH WILL ALWAYS BE FAT
OPRAH WILL ALWAYS BE FAT
I like Oprah, I really do. She is bright, she is hard working. She is an entertainer and an entrepreneur. Her early TV show was neck in neck in the ratings with Phil Donahue and Jerry Springer. Every day there was a competition to be more and more outrageous with guests that saw ghosts, practiced witchcraft, and every kind of freak and freaky relationship imaginable.
Oprah quit the competition. She declared she would have a wholesome show and ratings be damned. Her ratings soared and Oprah was on her way to becoming one of the wealthiest and most admired persons in the country.
I like Oprah. She takes risks, she is smart, she has her finger on the pulse of the country, especially women’s pulse and she has turned her talents into an industry powerhouse.
I do have a gripe with Oprah on the issue of weight loss. Oprah has a weight problem. She is a heavy woman. Oprah has lost and gained weight many times over the last twenty years. She goes from heavy Oprah to slim Oprah on a regular basis. This woman has a personal chef and a personal trainer, she is active and hard working, and yet she cannot lose weight and keep it off.
How does this make Oprah a weight loss guru? She is the poster girl for not knowing crap about losing and keeping off weight.
And yet Oprah is now the spokesperson for Weight Watchers; spokesperson and major stockholder.
Oprah bought a ton of stock in Weight Watchers and then announced she would endorse the product on TV. She made about 50 million dollars in two days. Is this not insider trading? Martha Stewart went to jail for way less.
No, I don’t want Oprah to go to jail, but shouldn’t she have had to announce she was going to become the Weight Watchers spokesperson before she could buy the stock?
My real gripe is that Oprah knows squat about weight loss and now millions of women who hang on her every word are going to run to this crappy weight loss program.
Why is it a crappy program? Because it does not work. People lose weight on Weight Watchers, but they gain it right back. Everyone I know who has ever done Weight Watchers has successfully lost weight and then gained it all back plus a little extra.
Years ago I lost 25 pounds on Weight Watchers. They gave me a big key as a reward, and within two years I gained 30 pounds.
Weight Watcher works because it encourages and makes will power easier. Will power is a short term fix, hunger always wins in the weight battle.
Diets do not solve weight problems long term. You lose weight by changing how you eat…forever. You cannot change how you eat forever on most “Diets” because most “Diets” leave you hungry. The problem is not in how many calories you consume, it is the kind of calories you consume.
Sugar is addicting. Sugar makes you hungry. The more sugar you eat, the hungrier you get. Carbohydrates convert to sugar and they make you hungry. The more carbs you eat, the hungrier you get. Protein satiates. Protein makes you not hungry. The more protein you eat, the less you feel like eating. The way to lose weight and keep it off is to limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake.
Stay away from processed food. Sugar and especially soda, diet or otherwise, is addicting, it makes you want to eat. It may as well be poison. The experts are beginning to change their advise and admit that their big fear of cholesterol from high protein foods such as eggs and meat was wrong.
Do some research. Start here http://authoritynutrition.com/6-reasons-why-a-calorie-is-not-a-calorie/ .
Do not listen to Oprah. She likes her bread…fine. She has been there "Honey Child," and she will be there again, only she will be 50 million dollars richer. You will still be fat.