The Men Who Made Us Thin: quotes

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.’ >

> ‘Slim fast: the main ingredient is sugar.’

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.’

As mentioned in an earlier post, if you missed it you can watch it on BBC iPlayer, or look out for next weeks episode next Thursday at 9pm.

Www.bbc.co.uk/iPlayer

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