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  • "An Open Apology..."

    I was pleased to read this today..

    An open apology to all of my weight-loss clients |
    "I reserve the right to say stupid things"

  • #2
    The readers comments are ... dire
    "I reserve the right to say stupid things"


    • #3
      I wonder why didn't mention it was Jenny Craig. Interesting.

      Here is the original article

      An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients - Your Fairy Angel

      'I'm sorry I put you on a 1,200 calorie diet': Former Jenny Craig consultant publicly apologizes for 'wronging' her clients with 'unhealthy' advice | Mail Online
      Last edited by Slinkykitty; 08-20-2013, 10:54 PM.


      • #4
        A friend posted that on Facebook and a girl commented on her struggles to lose weight. She had joined a gym and started lifting and lost inches but quit as she was not losing weight. It made me so fucking sad. I posted a link to Nia Shanks..... I hope she looks at it because she is a victim of bad advice.

        The sad thing is that on Jenny Craig, the weight lost is not fat alone, but muscle, bone mass and water.
        Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!


        • #5
          Originally posted by Slinkykitty View Post
          I wonder why didn't mention it was Jenny Craig. Interesting.
          I saw this last week and they didn't mention Jenny Craig either. Not anywhere. Weird.


          • #6
            While I don't approve per se of any pre-packaged weight loss program, I can see how it would help take away decision making thereby putting the tiger in the closet. But at some point, unless one wants to live on pre-packaged foods the rest of one's life, you have to learn to make intelligent decisions about real food.

            The apology sounds disingenuous to me. Sort of like, "I'm sorry I taught you all that Bible stuff because now I've seen the light and Buddhism is the one true way."

            There's nothing wrong with 1200 calories a day. For some small and/or relatively inactive women, it's a fine amount of food. I would temper that with the occasional "feast" of 1600-1800 calories only because the body is so adaptive that just about any regimen with no change will lead to head-screwing, long-lasting plateaus.

            Anyway, just like many people around here wouldn't take weight loss advice from a fat person, I rarely listen to weight loss advice from someone who's never had to lose weight. So, imo anyone getting sucked into a "pay to lose" scheme pretty much gets what they deserve.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.