Fitness & Food Fluff

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

I continue to be flabbergasted by Americans and their desire for a perpetual dose of fluff. Here a fluff, there a fluff, everywhere a fluff fluff ……

Nikoley points this out, which gave me a chuckle. Sylvia Anderson writes for Insiders Health, which is termed an “alternative health journal.” It’s actually a web magazine full of mainstream, mediocre fluff written in the style of Woman’s Day magazine, or similar. Useless, tommyrot, garbage-y, disinformation debris written for the American with a 6th-grade reading level. She writes:

That’s right. Too much fat in your diet is not such a great thing for the overall optimal function of your body, its component parts OR your mental health. That said, one can never hear this enough. You can never hear enough reasons why you should put down the fish and chips, skip the fried anything and instead reach for a lean piece of chicken or salad.

She has an English degree and she can’t write. Then she fails to convey any knowledge about fat. In fact, she equates fat with “deep fried”……? As if that is the kind of fat that should be consumed? This is worse than B-grade journalism. May I suggest reading Mark Sisson for the real scoop on fat? As to Anderson, just look at her archives – can anyone say lame (or dumbed-down)? Or how about Oprah on steroids?

4 Important Posture Tips for a Pain-Free Back

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10 Easy Ways to Stick to Your Diet

5 Easy Ways to Add Years to Your Life

Almost every article begins with “5 Easy Ways….”, “5 Changes You Can……”, “3 Tricks………”, “10 Little Known Facts………”

Sadly, this kind of garbage fluff is what most low-IQ Americans want. In America, this phooey is sold as “educational.” Instead, it is nothing more than low-level sound bites for people whose brains are not trained to repel the BS and accept reason.

While on the topic, here are some things geared toward the average dope in America who loves to be fed a steady diet of “easy” in terms of eating/food and fitness. First up is the Honda Walking Assist Device. While I suppose it is partially geared toward the disabled, this could be easily marketed to the typical lazy – or overweight – American. I can see this running right alongside the motorized cart phenomenon I discussed on this blog recently.

Remember the Hawaii Chair? That gimmick is alive and well on YouTube.

And my favorite “core exerciser” of recent times is the uGallop at Brookstone. Sit in front of the TV watching your favorite sitcom marathon and exercise your core at the same time! I think this was one of the biggest flops of all time. These two teenage girls on YouTube understand how laughable it is.

And then there are these ab belts that have become very popular lately. I hear people talking about getting one! Oh my! Wear a belt and let the “energy” get your abs ripped – better than a workout! One testimonial about the Contour ab belt says, “I have never been in better shape in my whole life.” Wearing an ab belt = magical conditioning. Can anyone say public schools?

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3 Responses to Fitness & Food Fluff

  1. Bob says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I agree with you regarding the prevalence of fluff in the mainstream media (MSM). Many MSM “journalists” and bloggers believe that fat is the primarily culprit in the rise of obesity in this country; the real culprit is refined sugar (high-fructose corn syrups, etc., etc.) and refined foods. Contrary to my doctor’s orders, I follow a paleo regimen and the results show: six-pack abs (i.e., relatively low body fat), no gray hair (I’m almost 47), and extremely low triglyceride levels (these, and not cholesterol levels, are the true indicators of health, or the lack thereof, in the human body). The main issue is that relatively few people have critical-thinking skills. The majority of U.S. citizens aren’t willing to put forth the effort to get these skills; hence, the fluff and drivel that we see in the MSM, Hollywood, rap “music,” etc., etc.

  2. Jeannie Queenie says:

    January 18th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    We have met the enemy and the enemy is us. How sad is all of this when the old standbys of doing your own housework, having a garden, washing your own car and cutting your own grass and hand snow shoveling in the winter more than did it’s job of toning muscles, burning calories and getting some sunshine in one fell swoop. One Jules Renard offers this gem–”Failure isn’t the only punishment for laziness, there is also the success of others”.

  3. M. Terry says:

    January 24th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Ni kiddin, Jeannie. Just take a look at the people at Walmart driving around getting their groceries on motorized carts. Typical use appears to weigh about 500 + pounds, and they load their cart with cases of soda and bags of chips.

    Perhaps actually walking and pushing a cart while they shop for their crap would help them drop a pound or two.

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