Yesterday marked the start of Healthy Weight Week, an event organized by the Healthy Weight Network led by our good friend and visionary nondiet activist Francie Berg, M.S., LN.Quoting from the press release, “Healthy Weight Week celebrates a nondiet healthy lifestyle for people of every size, and encourages sound habits that prevent eating and weight problems instead of intensifying them.”You go, Francie!
My favorite part of Healthy Weight Week are the Slim Chance awards.They’re awarded every year, and it’s worth the time to take a look.It might help you decide whether the latest and greatest weight loss scheme really holds water…I mean, carries any weight…uh, you know what I mean.(If I were funny, these phrases would make a great topic for a post – are you up to it, CeBe?)The Healthy Weight Network says the products that win these awards are not only ‘completely ineffective,’ but they may cause harm. This year’s top Slim Chance awards go to the Shape Up with Dr. Phil 22 pills a day plan (ohmigod) and Jana Skinny Water.
Our FitBriefing this month deals with one of the major aims of Healthy Weight Week – to help us stop dieting and start taking care of ourselves.For our tips on that, read Stop Dieting & Get Fit! And run as fast as you can from the continuing onslaught of weight loss products that are more effective in reducing your bank account than helping you get healthy and fit.Hey, that’s one way to get some exercise, too!