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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Eat to Live


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Peace,
People wear ignorance as a badge as though it is ‘cool’ to be ignorant. Do the Knowledge to this latest ‘beauty pageant’ by the comedian Mon’ique. She acts as if there isn’t ANY research that connects obesity with poor health. WTF?!! Read ANY health journal or just look around your neighborhood and immediate family. Heads aren’t just ‘plesantly plump’, ‘a little over weight’ , or as we say around my way ‘healthy’. Heads are just OBESE. In fact here are some links to get in all in perspective:

The rate of cancer amongst so called African Americans.

The rate of obesity amongst children in the United States.

Obesity being related to heart disease

Obesity amongst ethnic groups

The obesity of those in the United States vs the World.

In so called ‘advanced’ countries there are a hella lot of obese people because they eat a lot of ‘empty calories’ (junk and fast ‘food) and get a lot less physical activity. Shoot look at that new BK ‘enormous omelet’. They continually feed us the wrong food and many of us try to ‘justify’ it.

Eat to Live Don’t Live to Eat.

And while you’re at it get some water in your system also.

Peace

10 comments:

Brother OMi said...

like the Xians say: Amen to that

Brother OMi said...

and her show on UPN , BUFFOONERY man.. thats all that was

Anonymous said...

Mo is just one drop in an ocean of overweight/obese African Americans. She is just as entitled to her opinion as the brother who authors this blog...however, what we eat is a matter of individual choice, isn't it? Aren't we all the "masters of our own fate?" She is one voice in control of one destiny...her own!

Julia said...

They say african american women have always had healthy body esteem. Yet I see it working against us now. I look around and I see other Black women saying their back hurts, their pressure is up, their sugar is low/high, their knees ache, and I say I don't want that to be me. I read a comment by an African-American woman who is taking care of herself who said that she would like to kill whoever invented the term full-figured. Because no we are no longer obese we are full figured.

Cynthia said...

Obesity is killing us. We do need to learn to control what we eat.

The Bishop of Hip Hop said...

That chick is trippin'...

She needs to take health seriously...

This is what people are talking about when they talk abtou awarding mediocrity....

-Adisa

www.lyricalswords.com

Justice said...

Indeed, I quote myself on this one "bust a sweat not a bag of Doritos" and to add on yes she can control your destiny to eat you and live yourself into a self inflicted health cobra clutch it takes all the compassion I have to tag in and help...peace

Quantum Consciousness said...

This response to the underlying purpose of that 'Beauty Pageant' is typical of the response overweight people receive from most of the 'beautiful people'.
I suspect the author of this blog would have overweight women 'hate' themselves into fitness. The author's approach 'blames the victim' and fails to identify the 'source' of a state of mind that results in what he might refer to as 'unattractiveness'. I suggest further analysis and tolerance be employed in a summary of the 'intent' of Monique's program.

V.A. said...

monique is a beautiful strong woman there's no denying that, but i get a little angry with her b/c she never says anything about the problems with being a "healthy" black woman like heart conditions and high blood pressure. Teach woman to be confident, but not stupid.

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