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Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition – Meredith

By Matt Stone I am not a proud owner of a television, but I was blessed to have my first Extreme Makeover experience last night. The show was incredibly bizarre. Even a casual observer could have pointed out the many holes in’the mainstream views on weight, food, appetite, and obesity. Like most?TV weight loss shows I have seen (not many, fortunately), it was a peculiar blend of sad,...

Lose Weight and Get Healthy!

Seen the phrases ?lose weight? and ?get healthy? paired together before?? Me too. At least a ?Jillian? times. ?Our entire society has come to equate losing weight with an improvement in health. Funny thing that weight loss stuff though. Not everybody gets healthier when they lose weight. In fact, by percentages, most people get more UNhealthy when they lose weight. A more appropriate phrase...

Medifast Hair Loss

Medifast, a “fast, safe, and effective weight loss program recommended by 20,000 doctors since 1980,” is one of those super low-calorie weight loss programs. Oh, but the doc oversees your progress so it’s “safe.”? Kind of like chemotherapy. Speaking of which, the inspiration for this post came from my mother, who I’m staying with for a few weeks here in...

HYPERchondriac

I came across this term recently and almost fell out of my chair laughing. I think I was in a chair when I read it. Maybe I was laying down. Anyway, when I read the word it struck me. It sums up so many different phases that I’ve been through and countless delusions of low-carbers, vegans, and all kinds of health fanatics on the internet and in the real world. When I saw the word and its...