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About half of what we do here revolves around the weight
loss business. The other half revolves around getting
people to take world class supplements, to make sure they
stay put together, better than the average guy. Both things
sort of go hand in hand.
Most Americans tend to get heavy, as they age. There’s just
no way around this simple fact: Americans are, by and
large, some fat bastards. The number is around 60% total,
and among those over 45, it is higher. You don’t believe
me? Go to any function where there is a large gathering of
people, say a professional baseball game, and just watch
the people walk by. Hell…you don’t have to go to a ball
game…go to church on Sunday and look around. Chances are
…you are within reach of of a very high thread count. And
a hat that’s big enough to provide shade for three.
Every now and then I get a email from someone who accuses
me of being mean to “fat people.” (That’s called fattism in
the liberal lexicon.) I used to answer this kind of thing
myself, but now I just use emails from fat people, or
formerly fat people, or those on the road in between.
“Dear Dr. Bill,
Your email hit me right between the eyes. I’ve been fat for
20 years, and what you’d call a buffet molester for the
last 5. When I got your email, I weighed in at just a shade
over 290. My gut hung down over my belt so far that I
developed back problems, just trying to stand up. My blood
pressure was high, my feet and ankles ached, I had acid
reflux and I could go on and on.
I tried to lose weight before (sort of), but everybody
always babied me. And so, it was easy for me to just
continue doing what I was doing. But that suggestion of
yours to stand in front of a full length mirror and take a
real look…from all directions…that was like getting hit
with a baseball bat. That forced me to stop lying to myself
and everybody else, too.
I used to actually tell people that I didn’t eat that much
(and I didn’t when they were around). But I ate plenty when
I was by myself and with the wife, who is overweight, but
not nearly as bad as I was. But that naked viewing, that
was a huge wake up call and while some people in my office
thought the email was a little mean, it was what was needed
and I wish somebody had said it earlier.
I’ve been “on the program” for 18 weeks and I now weigh
246. I’m shooting for around 205-210. The first month was
tough, but it’s been smooth sailing, ever since. I’m eating
about 1600 calories a day, which is probably a third of
what I shoved down the old pie hole, previously. My ankles
don’t swell up anymore, from trying to carry too much
weight, and my back is much improved, too.
Today, I actually told a business associate he was too fat.
He was complaining about all the same stuff I used to, so I
gave him some of your medicine. Don’t lighten up, Dr. Bill.
When you have a big problem, you need someone to tell you
what to do, in no uncertain terms.
Years ago I had an uncle who drank too much. (Way too
much!) He went to the family physician (same guy for 54
years). The doctor told him, “Elmer…you can keep drinking
…and I’ll be a pallbearer at your funeral in six months,
or less…or you can stop…and live another 20 years.
Elmer lived 15 more years and died from a fall on the ice.
(He quit drinking immediately, after leaving the doctors
office. One bartender told me that he lost $300 a week in
income when Elmer went dry.)
Somebody has to give it to us straight, Dr. Bill. Keep up
the good work.”
I’ll be back tomorrow with more.
With my best wishes for your optimum health,
Those green eco folks are some sly dogs. Since their anti
meat campaign doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, in spite
of their best efforts… and outright distortions, they
have done what any good liberal does when cornered…and
that’s open a new line of bullshizz (Would you like
sprinkles on that?).
Here is the subtitle of an article entitled “The Six Legged
Meat Of The Future.”
“Insects are nutritious and easy to raise, without harming
the environment. They also have a nice nutty taste.”
Well maybe they do, but they ain’t passing by these lips!
If Bravo TV wants to pay Andrew Zimmer to eat bugs, rodents
and animal entrails, that’s all well and good, but leave
the creepy crawlies where they belong, which is dusted with
DDT and rotting back into dust.
Here is more bug propaganda.
Insects are cold blooded, so they don’t need as much feed
as animals do, like pigs and cows.
Insects produce less waste. 30% of a cow is inedible and
only 20% of a cricket. (Jiminy!)
Raising insects requires very little water.
Raising insects is more humane. Insects are not stressed
out by living in close quarters.
You could actually raise your own bugs in your garage.
You can make meatballs out of insects, or use them in
I just have one simple question, “Are these friggin’ people
out of their minds?”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any ants, or
flies, in my salad. I don’t want any grasshoppers,
crickets, wasps, or caterpillars in my meatloaf, either. If
they want to eat that shizz in Laos and Thailand, God Bless
Them! May they never run out! Maybe I’ll start raising bugs
in my garage to export to the bozos who think this is a
Now this kind of an evil thought…but it’s all in the mind
of the beholder.
How about this for a new diet plan?
If you’re diagnosed as a Tubolard and you fail to slim down
…you have to eat bugs, until you lose enough weight to
qualify as being within acceptable limits.
Oprah would be a size 2 in 90 days!
Unless she was just sprinkling the bugs on her mashed
I can just hear the barrista in Starbucks: “Would you like
some larvae cream on your cockroach frappacino?
There’s an easier way.
Just order my special report on weight loss. Get yourself
looking buff, before these fools take over the planet.
(Remember all the people who said Obama couldn’t get
elected? These are his spawn.)
Does anyone know what the nickname for the University of
Nebraska sports teams used to be?
They changed it to the Cornhuskers.
Anybody think they ate one too many bugs?
Before I get to this burning issue, I heard a great joke today. Here
A three year old boy is in the bathtub, examining his genitals. He
is particularly fascinated by his testicles. He asks his mother,
“Mom…are these my brains?”
His mother replies, “Not yet.”
That’s a good one, I don’t care who you are.
Every day, we get bombarded with images of “hard bodies.” These are
the guys and gals who make a lot of dough pretending to be fit. Now
some actually are fit, like the people in the P90X commercials, but
most aren’t. They are young, they are good looking and when they
aren’t, you don’t see them anymore. They’re certainly not like Jack
Lalanne, who looked the same for seventy years.
There is a huge difference between looking fit and actually being
fit. Tyra Banks looks fit, but couldn’t lift 5 pounds over her head.
Think about that for a minute, because it happened on live
television. That means that she is so weak that she couldn’t hold an
average baby in her arms (which is probably one good reason why she
doesn’t have one).
It also means that she must be paying a boatload of mundo to a large
group of people, to schlep her shizz around (’cause you know a girl
like Tyra has a lot of shizz.) Oprah, on the other hand, can handle
a 10 pound bag of potatoes with ease. (Now you see it…now you
don’t…baked, fried, mashed, scalloped, gratineed…with or without
gravy, butter, garlic, cheese, sour cream, horseradish…its all
You don’t have to worry about either one of them having a six-pack,
or buns of squeal. (That’s a good one!) Does George Clooney have a
six-pack? How about Aaron Rodgers? How about Obama? (Hardly.)
Clooney and Rogers are actually in pretty good shape, but they
aren’t what you would call “cut.” They look natural, like they work
out a bit, but they aren’t obsessive.
A friend of mine, who trains people in Southern California, knows a
few things about beautiful women. He’s trained hundreds of them:
models, actresses, singers, he has a list that would make most
trainers cry. I asked him who was the fittest woman he ever
trained. “Oh, that’s easy,” he said. And of course he made me wait
…. “So who was it?” I said.
“Salma Hayek,” he said. It wasn’t an answer I would have thought of.
He said, “It didn’t matter what activity we did, or what program I
designed. She would do it and do it easily and laugh the whole time.
She didn’t worry about what she ate, but she never finished
anything, food or drink.”
“And,” he added, “she looked just as good without makeup as she did
with it, a rare thing in these parts.”
So stop for a moment…and release all the six-pack and buns of
squeal obsessions. Let them go. Going…going…gone. Do what you
need to do, to get the flabby pounds off and get yourself stronger.
You don’t want to be fat…or weak…but you don’t have to look like
Brad Pitt in “Troy,” either.
Start finding your fitness edge, with my book on weight loss:
And, like Salma Hayek, laugh all the way through your workout.
That’s a good question, and my best answer is: maybe. The truth is
that we don’t know how organic food stacks up against non organic
food in the long run.
This is a tough issue to sort out and since I’m not a food
scientist, let me analyze it from a layman’s point of view.
First, “organic” is a very abused term. What it means in one state
is completely different from what it means in another. The federal
government complicates the matter even further, by allowing
companies not to list certain ingredients in their foods.
For instance, many foods that are listed as being “free of trans
fats”…are not. The federal government has decided that certain
levels of trans fats are acceptable and not necessary to list in
labeling. So when a company makes the claim that their product is
100% trans fat free…it ain’t necessarily so.
In Lalaland, out west, the former domain of the Governator, this has
been a big issue for years and although California labeling is
better than in other states, it still has big holes that are being
exploited by giant food companies.
So how do we know what is organic, and what isn’t? The answer is…
you really don’t, unless you know the farmer personally and he tells
you what he uses…and doesn’t use.
That brings us to Whole Foods, the best known and largest “organic”
store, which makes the claim of actually inspecting what it sells.
(Don’t go there looking for diet soda, or low fat yogurt, because
they don’t sell it.) Their main claim to fame is that they can get
people to spend $75 on fruit and vegetables that would cost $25 at
Costco and $100 on beef and chicken that would cost $25 at Costco.
All because these items are “organic.”
My question has always been, why is organic food so expensive? A
neighbor of mine, with four kids, told me she blew a month’s grocery
budget in one week at Whole Foods. I’m pretty careful about what I
eat these days, but $11 for four apples is pretty steep for anyone’s
budget. Especially when you can get a dozen for $5.99 at Costco.
Here’s the maybe part. Maybe taking in all that wonderfully
expensive food at the organic store is worth it in the long run.
Maybe it will mean less time at the doctor’s office and fewer
prescriptions. But, nobody knows for sure. No studies have been done
and there isn’t any real evidence that I’m aware of.
My advice: Do the best you can, with what you can afford. That
usually works out best, in almost all situations. And, as I say in
my book on weight loss:
Eat less! Exercise more!