You may know that I've begun a series of short videos offering dieting advice that doesn't focus on food. As you (should) know, I'm not a nutritionist, or researcher, or clinician, and I have no desire whatsoever to advise others on food plans. What I am is a person with the experiences having been very fat for decades and then having escaped that obesity, also for decades (so far).
Because I haven't posted from "Britain's Got Talent" recently...
The second in this series of videos, all offering eating advice without hardly mentioning food, advises getting a clear plan of eating, and then following it as if its a prescription, not a suggestion.
There is clever, there is brilliant, and there is transcendent. This, which riffs off the Times story on how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her father did, is all that, even in the context of how often they are so clever, and especially in the context of having to do a show every day:
I've posted the first in a series of videos, all about 5 minutes, in which I talk about methods or practices or attitudes that have helped me lose 155 pounds and, more importantly, to keep my body at normal size for 20 years.
The series is meant to supplement how I'm able to spread the ideas in my book, "Fat Boy Thin Man."
I'm always looking for feedback and dialogue, so let me know what you think. And, if you like, please share.
I taped an interview about "Fat Boy Thin Man" a few weeks ago with Smoki Bacon, a Boston cultural institution, for her show "The Literati Scene" at her Beacon Hill home. It will be telecast tonight at 7:30, and again at 9:30 tomorrow morning, on Channel 23 in Boston. It also will appear, though at different times, on better than a dozen other local Boston outlets. See here for a roster of outlets, if not a list of showtimes.
During a conference on obesity in Bainbridge Island, Wash., a couple of years ago, the organizers invited Jack LaLanne to come before us Saturday night and be interviewed for our benefit, after which he accepted questions from the audience. (The story I wrote for the Associated Press is here, at my other, former blog.)
To start the session off, our host showed this video, which prompted a sustained, full-throated ovation from the attendees:
Despite what unites them, addicts are not a glum lot...
In addition to an edited, 7-minute interview (very nicely done by Lara Davy and Harry Powell), three other videos I've added to YouTube show me reading short excerpts from the text. This one is from Chapter 7, in which I talk about my spiritual journey: