Real Talk with Black Women

Female perspective on some health issues affecting the black community. Links to a great blog promoted by thefitnessgoddess herself. Check it out!

Oprah Winfrey weighs 200 pounds

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I LOVE ME SOME OPRAH!

 

I just wanted to get this clear but what is the problem with the weight?

 

The talk show queen continues the honesty, saying in the January issue of “O” magazine out Tuesday that she now weighs 200 pounds and has “fallen off the wagon” when it comes to healthy living.

“I’m mad at myself,” Winfrey writes in an article provided early to The Associated Press by Harpo Productions.

“I’m embarrassed,” she writes. “I can’t believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I’m still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, `How did I let this happen again?’”

Why do I Love me some Oprah?

She is honest and upfront. The problem of obesity is not an average american problem, it is a whole american problem. With her schedule it’s amazing it hasn’t happened sooner. Although I’ve been noticing the weight gain, I thought she would get it under control like she does everything else. The only dissapointing part is for someone with unlimited resources and wealth, hiring a personal trainer or personal chef seems like a no brainer.

Like I said,  Oprah can do no wrong. She has rebounded and admitted:  ”I definitely wasn’t setting an example,” she writes. “I was talking the talk, but I wasn’t walking the walk. And that was very disappointing to me.”

I had friend that had a saying:

 

 

 “WINNERS DO ONE THING…..THEY WIN!”

 

 

 Hope she gets with her buddy Bob Greene and gets it together.

I know she will.

 

 

Burn Fat Fast or at least in No Time

Firstly, I’d like to say that any one of these methods on it’s own should save you hours of time each week and you should be able to burn at the VERY least 1-2 pounds of fat each week if you can integrate all three methods into your life.

I survived the Thanksgiving week without gaining weight. I did a 2 day detox with just fruit, veggies and lot of water.

Burning Fat Fast!

Step 1. Exercising SMART. Doing mindless cardio in the ‘fat burning zone’ will only burn fat while you’re at the gym. Some alternatives to getting stuck in this trap is to do just 5 minutes per day of exercise that will boost your metabolism all day long and burn you more fat while you are sitting in front of the couch.

Some quick ideas:

Do 5 minutes of skipping (as much as you can without stopping) in the commercial breaks at home.
Do 5 minutes of non-stop, bodyweight squats
Go for a 5 minute bike ride as fast as you can instead of a 30 minute walk. (HIIT Method)

Step 2. Remove parasites from your body. Using natural cleansing programs to remove nasty parasitic worms from your body is an easy, healthy way to burn fat quickly. You just need to be sure that the parasite cleansing product is not going to be detrimental to your health. These courses usually last for 30 to 60 days and you will notice the difference immediately. I started using BioBeads to promote healthy flora…this might be the difference maker.

Step 3. Drink water …. Nuff said! Helps with metabolism and food digestion.

Does size matter II: A male perspective

This blog was inspired by a sister I met not too long ago. She has a great blog focused on the issues of black women www.thefitnessgoddess.blogspot.com. And like an argument on a Sunday afternoon the topic of size and image came up. Check it out and show some love right HERE

In this day and age it is clear and absolute that we see images of sexy more now than ever before. My parents didn’t have an example of what fresh was besides the images on Soul Train. Now there are magazines, TV, Internet and all other kinds of media. In addition to the said media you have the fashion and image critics.

We all know body image is connected to self- esteem. Women are rated/ranked on looks and desirability instead of personal achievement like their male counterparts. So would it make sense that somewhere down the line our sisters, who have been told what to do for years, might rebel? Rebel, by eating what they want and not subscribing to said images. When I think rebel…. I think of the comedian Mo`Nique. She rants and raves about how BBW are large and in charge. She carries herself well and there are plenty of men who would chase her but are we serious here? She might be doing many sisters and in justice by holding a torch for the unheard and large.

GET IN SHAPE AND LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PERIOD.

Now, I have never looked at a girl and said wow what a great size 4. What I believe to be a key indicator is a healthy waist to hip ratio. If you are small like Jada or big like “Jackie” from 227, both these women have one thing in common a healthy WHR.
WHR of black Hollywood femme fatales would be somewhere around 0.7-0.9. Simply put the WHR is defined as a small waist and big butt alla J. Lo. or Lela Rochon.

Seriously, I remember when I was in college a classmate of mine said “my friends are giving me a hard time” I said “why? What did you do?” He said, in a unassuming voice “nothing my girlfriend is losing a weight.” You see, this was a Nigerian brother where thick healthy women are wanted and revered. You can line up 10 women all weighing 150lbs and you will discover 10 different body types. But the one with the good WHR and is confident will shine above all.

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