In a short while Newshour’s Saturday programme will be on air with a close look at the “fat acceptance” movement which has been in the headlines because of President Obama’s choice for Surgeon General, and because reality television has recently embraced fatness with a series of new programmes.
So is it time to rethink the conventional wisdom on obesity? Marissa thinks so: “I am a 31 year old pear-shaped, 5′ 4″ tall, 190lb American (statistically ‘obese’)…. I have annual checkups at the doctor, and all of my tests show that my body functions on the healthy side of the normal range…. I think it is unfair to lump together all overweight people into the same category.”
Do you agree? Tune in at 1:30 pm British Summer Time to hear Newshour’s Julian Marshall with celebrity fitness guru James Duigan and California nutritionist Joanne Ikeda — both health experts in their own right but with very different perspectives on obesity. And keep those comments coming!