News Anchor: How Dare You Call Me a Bad Role Model Because I’m Fat!

The HealthGal Health Guide October 04, 2012
  • I know what it’s like to go on air and have people focus on everything except the health message I am usually delivering.  I will often get positive comments like: Loved your outfit Love your new hairstyle Where can I get that gorgeous necklace? I also get many negative comments: ...

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  • highwaterjane
    Oct. 10, 2012

    I think I would not want this woman to be my coach. I used to be thin and could eat whatever I wanted.   I now have a thyroid disease.  . Years ago I went gluten free.   I have tried eating less (my current diet is a diet).  The person I share a cubicle with has told me I am the healthiest eater she knows.   Exercising an...

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    I think I would not want this woman to be my coach. I used to be thin and could eat whatever I wanted.   I now have a thyroid disease.  . Years ago I went gluten free.   I have tried eating less (my current diet is a diet).  The person I share a cubicle with has told me I am the healthiest eater she knows.   Exercising an hour every single day.  Eating and less and exercising more.  NOTHING works. Sure, if I had unlimted free time and energy, I could try exercising two hours a day and staying under 1000 calories and I would slowly (maybe 2 - 3 pounds a month) lose weight, but honestly, is that any way to live?  

    • The HealthGal
      Health Guide
      Oct. 10, 2012

      As I pointed out in the blog, hypothyroid disease can make your metabolic rate a bit sluggish, but syntheroid replacment addresses much of that issue. Studies have recently reported that exercising an hour a day is not enough if your job is then sedentary- movement is required throughout the day to encourage your metabolic rate.  If you are not maintaining...

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      As I pointed out in the blog, hypothyroid disease can make your metabolic rate a bit sluggish, but syntheroid replacment addresses much of that issue. Studies have recently reported that exercising an hour a day is not enough if your job is then sedentary- movement is required throughout the day to encourage your metabolic rate.  If you are not maintaining or buidling muscle mass with exercise then you again, are missing an opportunity to maintian or increase your metabolic rate.  When someone suggests to me that they eat 1000 calories a day, without assessing the portion sizes and quality of food, it's hard for me to suggest ways to improve the nature of your food and exercise programs so that you are making choices that would support losing or maintaining your weight.  It's a tough discussion because I know that most people assume they are doing their best to lose weight or avoid gaining weight - but professional trainers, coaches and nutrition experts can often help you to troubleshoot your diet and exercise regimen, so you do accomplish your goals.  It may be a long road and hard work, though.

       

      If finances are a problem then commercial diet programs and certain more affordable gym memberships, or an online video exercise program, can possibly help you to be able to afford services that might otherwise be too expensive.  Even as a health professional - I never assume I know or have all the answers - I am always willing to learn more or hear other opinions.  When I encounter a dieter who firmly believes they have tried it all, I can only suggest that there may be answers out there.  You have to be willing to explore them.

  • Don Cellos
    Oct. 05, 2012

    Get over yourself. Lose weight, just that simple. You ARE fat so quite making excuses and LOSE WEIGHT.

    • Anonymous
      TheMom
      Oct. 05, 2012

      She might be what you consider fat but you ARE a moron. She can lose weight but you will always be a moron. Proof: you can't even compose a proper sentence...you used "quite" instead of "quit". (but go ahead and blame your phone like all the other morons do)