Mark Twain once wrote: “It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it a thousand times.” And I guess the same could be said for all the millions of dieters out there. And if anyone knows about life on a diet, it’s Oprah. But, does that qualify her as someone who should be giving advice about how to live a healthier life? Let’s just say, I’m not so sure the proof is in the pudding.
I can understand why America perceives Oprah as the queen of daytime talk shows, but do we really see her as an icon for healthy living? Maybe yo-yo dieting. So, why is Oprah writing a book on this subject at this particular time? Perhaps, the simple answer is, because she can and she’s getting 12 millions bucks up front to do so.
I had a lot more to say on the subject, but after reading a terrific blog entry at blogcritics.com, by Sal Mariniello (I enjoy a lot of his writing), there isn’t much more I can add. Excerpt:
“Too bad people are so blinded by her celebrity and don’t realize that she and her guru are in no position to tell us how to eat, exercise, live etc. And shame on Oprah for not being content with her ability to sell people all kinds of other stuff. Like she really needs to branch out into this area, a subject that she knows so little about and has been so unsuccessful in dealing with.”
Take a hop over and read more of what he has to say.
Sal Marinello is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer.