Monday, October 8

“For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives.”

I am stealing this post from 616 member Chelsea Jackle, who is a registered dietician nutritionist, and runs a pretty great blog called Chelsea Dishes. If you are not following her, start now!

Please read her thoughts on the article. I agree with Chelsea that we need to start treating everyone with more respect and dignity. The best part about this article for me is that you hear real stories from real people and you can better understand what the individual is going through.

It’s very easy for us to say “eat better and exercise more.” I am sure I have said that a lot over the years. But when you hear the stories from the individuals in the article, you realize it’s not always that simple. I hope I can do a better job of understanding what people are going through and help find real, effective solutions to their problems. But it starts with caring about the person, and hopefully we can all get better at that.

One last thought - I think the article hits medical doctors pretty hard, I know there are some great ones out there trying to help, but unfortunately, the stories outlined in the article are too common. Hopefully the medical community can work better with the dieticians and nutritionists going forward.

And please read the full article here.

Workout for Monday, October 8
3 Rds for Time
18 Thrusters (95/65)
18 Pull ups
Run 1 Lap

*5 Burpee Penalty anytime Thrusters are Broken

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