Family Fat Night on ABC News last night?
It was part of their "My (extra)ordinary Life" series and it had me glued to the television.
If you missed it, you will find it HERE.
I've said it before, my true passion is helping others reach their weight loss, fitness goals AND to help all of us raise a healthy family. So many times food is "quick and easy", which usually means "fattening and unhealthy" and this show scares me for our country. It was over eaters, under eaters, and all very sad. Is there such thing as food addiction? I think so, but there is a very fine line. As one of the doctors stated on the show, she doesn't find people addicted to broccoli its usually greasy, processed, high fat foods. Why is that?
I would love to work/run a facility like this. Helping people find their way. Helping them understand how/why they allowed food to take control in the first place. I felt for these people, all of them. Didn't matter their story, I understood them. I knew what it felt like to lose that battle with food millions of times. That feeling of helplessness. Where do they find hope? Thinking they will find satisfaction through what they're eating, when in the end they feel worse, much worse.
Then they also highlighted those on the OTHER side. The ones that were terrified to get "fat", would exercise for hours and eat nothing. If they ate, it came right up. I felt for those just as much. Its that same vicious cycle.
I couldn't help but think, how would I help someone that was in their situation? What do you say, what do you do?
If you watched this, what were YOUR thoughts? This show actually opened my eyes to how much more I could be doing to help this obesity crisis. I want to play an active role in helping others escape this growing epidemic. But how? You better believe I'll be brainstorming ways to make a difference until I come up with something brilliant.