I hesitated in sharing this information because I didn't want to be mean. I think it's sad and petty when celebrities gain weight and their personal struggles are all over the news. But this is important because so much of what the “experts” recommend for weight loss just doesn't work, and Bob Greene & Oprah happened to be “out there” enough that we can learn from them.
NOTHING BUT GARBAGE!
Once I checked Bob Greene's website, then I didn't feel bad about sharing this at all. His sample recipes include ingredients like soy milk, egg whites, fat-free cheese, and “Smart Balance Omega Peanut Butter”! No wonder Oprah is having trouble if she's eating such unnatural foods – what a recipe for failure, not to mention a future full of doctor visits!
Before you read the article excerpts below, first you may want to look these over:
- Eggs, especially the YOLKS, are so good for you!
- Healthy milk options
- Does fat make you fat? Part 1: Saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease issues
- Does fat make you fat? Part 2: Specific principles related to fats & dieting
- Posts all about Dieting – including info on the diet that I believe is the most healthy: watching your carbs. Although right now I'm in the middle of a not-so-good day…I've been naughty naughty… (Now you probably want to know what that means for me, ok fine, I'll tell you: leftover Shepherd's Pie for lunch, which includes mashed potatoes & corn, a handful of chocolate chips, and THEN I had popcorn…I was making it for the kid's school snacks and couldn't resist the smell, OK?!)
Read an excerpt from a Natural News article on Bob Greene & Oprah:
I thought it was peculiar that Oprah was introducing Bob Greene as her long time friend and trainer, while allowing him to portray himself as a nutrition expert. Why wasn't she introducing him in a factual way: “I just want to let all of you know that Bob Greene is part of Oprah, Inc. He doubles as my property manager for my 102 acre estate in Hawaii and together we have purchased a total of six other oceanfront properties nearby (one for a Bob Greene house, one for an Oprah guest house, and four to be left vacant). We have made over ten million dollars on the diet book that has resulted in my dieting failure. And Bob has made millions more promoting McDonalds and other junk food companies on my coattails. In fact, I've personally made Bob Greene a multi-millionaire many times over and I just can't tell you how thrilled I am that I've gained back forty pounds while being an expert in, advocate of, and profiting from his advice.”
One more excerpt:
The foods he promotes are laden with metabolically disrupting amounts of soy (which is often genetically modified), highly processed ingredients, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Splenda, artificial flavors, and various chemicals. There are so many anti-metabolites in the foods he promotes that it is a wonder any person's metabolism wouldn't gag to a halt eating the foods he promotes for profit.
Read the entire article here, and then come back to comment with your thoughts.
Have you ever tried Bob Greene's diet, or other “popular” diets? How do they compare to eating Real Food?We'd love to hear your story! Or even if you've shared your story before, please feel free to share it again so newer readers can benefit. (Karen in Mexico & Shauna, you are two that come to mind!)