Written on January 21, 2012 – 9:55 pm
| by Russ Turley
If we’re not talking about the weather, it just wouldn’t feel like the same podcast. Learned this week, -40 C and -40 F are the same temperature. In either system, it’s cold in Calgary!
On the Web Report this week, Jeff talks about the stigma of being overweight. If you’ve been overweight for a good portion of you life, someone may have disparaged you because of your weight. Was that empowering, or destructive? Did it make you want to go for a run, or binge on your favorite food. If you ever think that criticizing someone because of their weight was the right thing to do, guess what? You were just plain wrong. Russ shares an article about the amount of food eaten by Americans every year. It could shed some light on why we, as a country, are getting so fat.
In the Email and Comments Section we tackle three questions. First question came in from Christina. She lost 100 lbs. seven years ago and has kept it off. This flies in the face of last show’s story about “The Fat Trap”. Her story is one of eating in moderation, reasonable workouts and treating herself when appropriate. Adriana wrote in about the 1 Million Kilo Challenge. It’s a program in Australia that aims to help everyone, not just Australians, lose that excess fat. For us cavemen, 1 kilogram is approximately 2.2. pounds. Finally, Amy has lost 3.5 pounds of fat over the last month by eating the way we suggest, but she’s only lost 1 pound. She’s disheartened and says she might go back to her low calorie days for a quick fix. Listen as we talk her off that starvation diet ledge.
Links Mentioned on the Show:
1 Million Kilo Challenge
Average American ate almost a ton of food last year
Weight stigma and calorie consumption
Overweight Stigma and it’s psychological distress
Recipe of the Week:
Tortilla Soup from Clearly Delicious
“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Ted Turner
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