Health, Obesity and Happy Calories®

The inspiration for this episode was a video clip someone sent me of Bill Maher discussing American obesity with Ben Shapiro. Among the social, political, cultural issues at play regarding body positivity and weight – making a discussion of health a challenge – they also mentioned the idea of a “caloric deficit.”

I hate to break it to them, but a simple caloric deficit (or simple therapy to help one overcome obstacles to beginning and staying on a diet) is not the answer. Most of the contestants from the infamous “The Biggest Loser” show not only failed to keep the weight off – many gained more.

What is needed is a completely new paradigm for weight loss and well-being. This episode describes the unique challenges of obesity and how the Happy Calories Don’t Count® model can help.