I'm getting really irked with afternoon television, especially the so-called self help ones. I'm speaking especially of Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and Oprah. I've written to all three suggesting a topic that I would really like to see discussed, but never heard back. For over a month now, almost every program on all three deals with obesity.
That's not the problem I would like to hear about. I realize that the "experts" say that Americans are overweight...maybe they are. My problem is the opposite (and I have three ex-wives and many female acquaintances that all hate my guts).
When I celebrated my 13th birthday, I hit 135 pounds. Fifty years later, I am still 135. I have never strayed more than five pounds either way from this figure. My wives will all tell you that I will eat anything that doesn't move faster than I do and I will eat large quantities of it. Twenty-five years ago I lived a block from the Lion Brewery in Pennsylvania and put away a case (24-16oz bottles) of beer a week (it was only $3.75 a case back then). I never got a gut and still don't have one.
Fifteen years ago I went on a 9,000 calorie a day diet (you read that right). After a month, I gained four pounds. When I stopped, I returned to 135 in two days.
I make a habit to run out and buy whatever Dr. Oz says to avoid at all costs. I use real butter, drink whole milk, eat the fat from around the edges of steak, and so on. My cholesterol is still down around 150.
All the charts I've seen in doctor's offices say that my minimum weight for my height (6'0") should be 155. I'd love it, but it ain't gonna happen after 50 years.
I would, just once, love to see a show that addresses those of us who are considerably underweight and can't gain. I think the obese have received much more attention than they deserve.