With the number of American men and women with big-bellied, pear-shaped figures reaching alarming rates over the past decade, one bright spot is that plus-size conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh is no longer a big fat idiot.
If you live in the U.S., you are absolutely bombarded with the idea that being overweight is bad for your health. This repetition leaves one with the idea that being overweight is the same thing as being unhealthy, something that is simply not true.
There's no easy answer to the issue of getting more Americans moving again, but consider this suggestion -- this Thanksgiving, instead of sitting around the television, try stepping outside and engaging in some friendly competition.
I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be. What has happened over the years is that feeling good has become its own addiction. I like it. I want to feel even better.
On the fifth trip up to the buffet, you fight gnawing fatigue like a champ. Your jaw aches. You've unbuttoned your pants with the same single-minded determination of Rocky Balboa asking Mick to cut his swollen eye.