Thoughts, World Issues

I Eat 33,000 Calories a Day

No Comments 22 April 2007

Dear God, I really thought that I had seen everything. Apparently not. Check this out:http://tlc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=2.14464.55746.27637.2

On this show, they featured 4 people who were morbidly obese. One guy consumed 36,000 calories in one day. More than a normal man should be consuming in 2 WEEKS! He was spending roughly $14,000 a year on chocolate bars! He ate 48 bags of chips in one day. Snacks alone contributed for 23,000 calories. He’s eating enough to gain 4 pounds PER DAY. He hasn’t walked in 6 years. Here they go featuring drug addicts on the tv show Intervention on A&E, and why has there not been a similar show for these food addicts? Are they not much worse? Where does he get the money to do this? Where does any of them get the money to afford the food they are eating? This guy re-mortgaged his house, and ended up spending half of that money on food. I was honestly speechless watching this show. There are so many problems in the world, but I honestly believe that food is the worst issue (drug) of all. Look at all the restaurants in Calgary. So much fat, sodium, sugar, and calories. Why is nothing being done? Why are people fat? Why don’t people exercise? Why do people spend so much money on food? Why do greedy companies like McDonald’s, KFC, Krispy Kreme, and others care so little about the health of humans, and so much about making profits? Why not make the push to go into healthy food? Healthy food can taste great and not load the pounds on us. Something needs to be done. We need to speak up about this. Sure, there are many other issues that need to be dealt with, but what will those issues matter when people are dying of being fat? Seriously. It’s outrageous.

This has been bugging me for a long time, and it seems that there are many news reports on about this, but what is actually being done? Why are these reports being shown on tv? Is anything actually being done?

I haven’t really asked this before, but I would love to hear any thoughts or comments you have on what I believe is a continental epidemic. Not just in North America, but also in Europe (where the show above was filmed).


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Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.

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