Why Are Fat Health ‘Experts’ Giving Diet Advice?

Filed under: Health — @ June 24, 2006

Whenever you read an article about what you need to do to lose weight and improve your health, have you ever wondered who that person is writing the advice? I sure have especially since I lost 180 pounds and I’m sad to report a decidedly disappointing trend — many food and health writers who pass themselves off as “experts” are just plain fat!

Two prominent examples are pictured above. On the left is Heather McPherson from The Orlando Sentinel and on the right is Sally Squires from The Washington Post. Both of these ladies are well-known for sharing their insights and commentary about what other people need to do to lose weight and get healthy.

But what’s wrong with this picture?

bq. I don’t mean any disrespect to Heather McPherson or Sally Squires regarding what they think about healthy eating, but I do think people like this in the media should clean up their own house first before they go telling other people what they need to do to lose weight. It’s always good to be wary of any “expert” who claims to have weight loss advice for you to follow. It should go without saying, but if they are overweight and/or unhealthy, then it’s probably not a good idea to heed what they tell you. Word to the wise.

Read more about this controversial can of worms I’ve opened up about the so-caled health “experts” and their weight problems (including the hilarious reaction to my article by Ms. McPherson) by clicking here.

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