My favourite quotes from ‘The Men who made us Thin’ tonight, BBC2, 9pm:
> ‘The diet industry is bigger than ever, and despite all of the evidence we can’t resist our addiction to diets. Buying into a myth that we’ll end up thin.’ >
> ‘Diets don’t work, people always have to come back to do them, so weight watchers is a brilliant business model.’ >
And my favourite quotes:
> ‘If we could just get people to focus on being healthy, and not being a weight, as what they’re striving for, we’d be a lot better off in every way.’ >
> ‘The only thing that makes sense is to look at your diet, look at your activity levels and say, ok, would I be a healthier, happier person if I ate a more balanced diet? Would I be happier if I exercised 3-4 times a week?
> The answer to all of those questions us probably yes. That should be what we’re asking ourselves, not how can I make the scale show a smaller number.’