#65: Body Image, Obesity Panic, Diet Hyperbole, Alpha Males

Obesity facts & fiction

This is episode 65 of Evil Sugar Radio. This week, we’re providing prospective on the health and fitness industry. We’re going to talk about what the world eats, Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules, and overnutrition versus undernutrition.

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Episode 65 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Intro
  • 4:10 – Current Events
    • 4:10 – Is The Belgian Health Minister Too Fat For The Job?
    • 7:25 – Jennifer Lawrence on Gluten
    • 9:10 – What The World Eats
    • 17:30 – What’s The Big Deal With Skinny?
    • 29:40 – Body Shaming & Thigh Gap
    • 42:45 – Are More People Dying of Overnutrition Than Undernutrition?
    • 49:00 – Ebola Paranoia
    • 55:40 – A Little Perspective On The “Fed Up” Documentary
    • 1:04:30 – Alpha Males & MRAs
  • 1:14:20 – Listener Questions
    • 1:14:20 – How To Gauge Health
    • 1:29:00 – Our Thoughts On Fecal Transplants
  • 1:31:00 – Wrap-Up

Book Suggestions

The Obesity Myth: Why America’s Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health by Paul Campos ( http://amzn.to/1wmUqX2 )

Show Notes

Is she too fat to be a Health Minister? ( http://tinyurl.com/mzkh7sa )

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Gluten-Free Diets the ‘New, Cool Eating Disorder’ ( http://tinyurl.com/kada8xt )

Tasty Eats At Home ( http://www.tastyeatsathome.com/ )

NatGeo’s What The World Eats ( http://www.nationalgeographic.com/what-the-world-eats/ )

What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets ( http://tinyurl.com/kqr7sfy )

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats ( http://tinyurl.com/nnu7jwm )

The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side ( http://tinyurl.com/mn89sxa )

Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias among a Large Sample of Medical Doctors by BMI, Race/Ethnicity and Gender ( http://tinyurl.com/9wfabq6 )

Why is women’s body image anxiety at such devastating levels? ( http://tinyurl.com/qed3llo )

WHO Undernutrition Statistics ( http://tinyurl.com/a4lg7zf )

Obesity – How the Media Misleads You ( http://tinyurl.com/ouwnfka )

Is it Really “Scientifically Impossible” to Keep Your Weight Off? ( http://tinyurl.com/nw7259c )

Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? ( http://tinyurl.com/ks4ky2f )

U.S. Third In Food Safety After Israel and France ( http://tinyurl.com/cu5kyoj )

Global Food Security Index ( http://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/ )

The Paleo Problem with Racism and Sexism ( http://urbanantonio.com/paleo-racism/ )

Go Kaleo: How to be an ALPHA MALE ( http://tinyurl.com/l6hryc6 )

The Paleo Diet’s Bad Reputation ( http://tinyurl.com/lvf3ogc )

A Poop Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 Every Day ( http://tinyurl.com/pgwlea4 )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/