by Catherine Giordano
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Everybody is fed-up about something on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” episode 318, which aired on May 16, 2014. I’ll spoon feed you the details.
The interview was with Robert Lustig: a pediatric endocrinologist, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease and a featured expert in the new documentary, Fed-Up. He believes that Americans are killing themselves with poor diet choices. He brings a lot of scary facts to the table.
- The maximum amount of sugar that is safe to eat is 6 to 9 teaspoons a day. The average American is getting 22 teaspoons a day. Sugar went from a condiment to a diet staple.
- Sugar causes the same diseases as alcohol.
- Orange juice is not good for you. The only good part of the orange is the fiber.
- Obesity has gotten so bad that there is an epidemic of obese 6-month old children. Even newborns are obese.
- Obesity itself is not the problem No. one manifestation of the problem. Chronic Metabolic Disease is the problem. TOFI (Thin outside, fat inside) is the problem.
- A calorie is a calorie. No, calories from sugar are worse than other calories.
- It’s about personal responsibility. No, it’s about corporate responsibility. Sugar laden foods are designed to be addictive.
Watch the interview.
Guests for May 16, 2014 #318:
Robert Lustig: a pediatric endocrinologist, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease and a featured expert in the new documentary, Fed-Up.
Ian Bremmer: a political scientist, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World
Kellyanne Conway: Republican strategist and pollster, president and CEO of “The Polling Group”
Brian Schweitzer: former governor (D, MT)
Kevin Nealon: actor and comedian, author of Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me