A model and an asshole are interviewed
Kathy Ireland and Bob Green were apparently on Larry King Live recently to talk about weight loss and health blah blah blah.
Kathy Ireland actually focused pretty heavily on health, and focusing on health over weight, and making time for yourself to take care of yourself.
“Well, I think we are for the wrong reasons. And I think there is such an obsession with appearance. With my weight gain, people wanted to know, well, when is she going to squeeze back into a bikini? No. That is not what it’s about. But what people weren’t asking me, what’s the triglyceride level? What is the C reactive protein?”
Her focus, in what I read seemed almost entirely on getting people to take care of themselves regardless of what that did to their bodies.
Bob Green however, talked completely out his ass:
We run into problems any time we think weight is the problem. Weight is a symptom of something that needs to change in your life.
That’s right fatties, you’re fat because you just aren’t torturing yourself enough. But buy my program and I’ll show you how you can torture yourself to a brand new body and lower self esteem over the course of the next 15 years!
The following quote makes me think we should set him and Meme Roth up on a date (obviously they wouldn’t go anywhere where they might consume actual food):
King: Is fluctuating weight like Kirstie Alley bad, Bob?
Greene: Well, there’s two sides to that story. First off, if you remain heavy, that’s when the most damage is done to your heart and the excessive health ramifications from keeping overweight. So as long as you’re watching, even if it’s yo-yo dieting, that’s healthier than the person that remains heavy.
That’s right kids, on top of the “if only you’d get off your ass and quit stuffing your face” bullshit, we have also get some faabuous “yo yo dieting is better for you than staying fat.”
Uhm… I can haz science pls? Some studies that I have read either imply that repeated temporary weight loss makes it more difficult to lose weight again or that repeated weight loss and regain, is, I don’t know, actually bad for you. (If anyone has more studies on this please post them in the comments, I plan to send a note to Mr. King and Mr. Greene. UPDATE: Kate links an excellent one that I will also include!) So it seems to me that the jury may still be out on the whole “yo yo dieting is better for you than being a fat fat fatty” idea.
Dr. Cox said it best:
And of course, assuming that the fictional link between Teh FatZ0rZ and Deadness were actually true, people like Bob don’t seem to considers that maybe some of us would rather die young than spend the time we are on this earth hating ourselves and finding ways to torture ourselves. Perhaps some of us are smart enough, even not having yo yo dieted ourselves, to learn from Oprah and Ms. Alley’s pain, and not put ourselves through decades of torture and self hatred.
But I guess if torture and self hatred is your thing… to each their own, right? Mr. Green certainly hopes it is your thing, otherwise you wont buy his plan and give him your money!