Health On The Small Screen

Former ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Tell the REAL Story Behind the Show

By | May 23rd, 2016|Health On The Small Screen|

Harper told her, 'Lie and say you were following the directive of intaking 1,500 calories — but I want you to do 800 calories or as little as you can.' People would take amphetamines, water pills, diuretics, and throw up in the bathroom.

Subway Severs Ties With Jared Fogle After He Admits to Being a Monster

By | August 20th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

159,634 texts, 47,623 images, 27,140 emails, 3,394 videos, and 14 victims all helped the state put away a stone cold monster.

Subway’s Jared Fogle Raided By the FBI — You Won’t Believe Why

By | July 7th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

Subway's favorite weight loss mascot has had his home raided in connection with the arrest of another man who produced and distributed child pornography.

Dr. Oz Admits Weight Loss Supplements Are “Flawed” With “Lots of Fraud”

By | April 24th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

Quoting Oz: This is a flawed area with lots of fraud, both in the research and in products. And we no longer talk about them.

Women, Food, God… and Oprah?

By | February 13th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

Yesterday, I was able to catch a glimpse of an episode of Oprah's show, where she featured (read: sold) a book by the name of "Women, Food and God." I mean, take a look at the commercial above - talk about heavy-handed. I don't usually get to watch too much daytime TV because my TV [...]

Former Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Cast Member Blows Whistle On Show’s Practices

By | January 27th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

James Garrison, former Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition cast member, talks about the show's unhealthy practices..

The Biggest Loser & The Problem With Weight Loss Porn

By | January 26th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen, Running, The Op-Eds|

It's almost as if seeing people struggle with weight is being fetishized. Pornographic in nature, even.

More Brutal Secrets From The Biggest Loser

By | January 19th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen|

A few thoughts on the nightmarish interview that Biggest Loser castmates gave to NY Post, and what we can learn from it.

I Hate This Damn Weight Watchers Commercial

By | December 15th, 2014|Health On The Small Screen|

I hate this freaking commercial. Here's why.

Why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Breaks My Heart

By | September 23rd, 2014|Health On The Small Screen, The Op-Eds|

So, I know I'm late in writing about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (JOFR), but I really needed to sort out my thoughts on it, first. As I've mentioned, I'm not much of a pop culturist. If I didn't have twitter already, I might never know what a twitter is. I know that's shameful, 'cause I'm [...]

Paula Deen, Her Alleged Diabetes, And Why I Can’t Stand Her

By | May 6th, 2014|Health On The Small Screen|

"Paula Deen — the queen of high-calorie, Southern cooking — is about to come clean and confess that she has diabetes."

Weight Loss Surgery Performed on Youngest Patient Ever

By | May 2nd, 2014|Health and Health Care, Health On The Small Screen|

Saudi Arabian child is the youngest to receive weight loss surgery, and we discuss the future of weight management for children.

Fat Girls In The Media: Celebrating Obesity?

By | October 3rd, 2012|Health On The Small Screen, The Op-Eds|

Your very presence is telling young girls that it's okaaaaaaaaay to be overweight...