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Junk Science Advice (can go f off)

Monday, May 21, 2012

This is something that really makes me mad (well I have to bite my tongue on).

Last week we had a customer come into where I work, and we noted he had lost weight.

How? Well apparently his doctor told him to not eat BREAKFAST, OR LUNCH. and by gosh he`s lost 4kilo (about 9lbs) in 4 months. And he gave his reasoning that in a developed country we eat too much (not untrue) and in starving nations like Africa you don`t get fat people (well ok...)

a) That is called starving (hello slow metabolism)

b) I can`t believe a doctor would suggest that (or maybe I can Japanese doctors are like 30 years behind science).

And then he turns to me and suggests I do the whole skipping two meals thing.

UUuuuuuuuh excuse me, I`ve lost 4kilos in 2 months twice as fast as you. And I know he`s cheating cos he`d had lost more than 4 kilos in 4 months if he really was only eating one meal a day.

Makes me mad that the way to lose weight in this country is to eat miniscule amounts (eat a meal replacement bar) and/or skip meals. What about nutrition? Energy for your body? I have to start tuning out when I hear this advice being thrown around, cos I just get mad at the misinformation but no one listens to my sensible advice.

But no one listens to me because I`m fat and don`t know what I`m talking about obviously (you eat breakfast?? Your too fat to be eating breakfast!!).

Well f you, I eat 3 meals a day plus snacks and losing fine kthanks emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD12472710
    Hmmm....I had always heard that when SUMO wrestlers are bulking up for matches they only eat once a day because they know it slows down their metabolism. That was always something cited as an example of why eating throughout the day is better for metabolism!

    I agree that it's frustrating when people think they know more about nutrition because they are thinner. If anything, being overweight and dieting forces us to learn so much more about nutrition!
    3104 days ago
    AHHH! THANK YOU for saying this!

    Just because we are obese doesn't mean we don't know anything about nutrition! This is something that has been bugging me for months! Whenever people complain about their weight, I try to help them by giving my advice. They don't want to hear it though, because I am overweight. So apparently, the only way they will listen to me is if I am thin. That's not right!
    3110 days ago
    First- the wallpaper on this page cracks me up. Yay pie!
    Second- holy crap, that is prevalent in places? People actually believe that? ::facepalm:: Good job on not listening to all that! Maybe if you ask them for scientific evidence that the method works, they will have a "come to Jesus" moment and realize the evidence isn't actually there for long-term weightloss and maintenance? Anyway- congrats on your loss!
    3110 days ago
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