CACA Winner –
The CACA is all about what I/we don’t understand. It does not
suggest that the person, product or service is in any way dishonest, untruthful,
scamming, etc. It simply acknowledges that we do not understand how it is
scientifically correct, honest, truthful, logical or legit. By submitting
someone or something for a CACA or awarding to someone or something a CACA, we
are admitting our own shortcomings, not theirs.
cannot vouch for the current existence of any quotes or images I present in a
CACA plea for help in understanding. For example, websites change and people may
remove things that are revealed to be wrong, mistaken, etc. However, all images
and quotes did exist at one time.
is picture of the new, improved Kirstie Alley, who even on her best days (which
supposedly these are), is big. And fat.
was her greatly anticipated reveal on the Oprah Show. There’s a lot to reveal.
Possibly a better question is how does she hide it? Answer: she can’t. (BTW,
could someone explain to me why she is wearing hose under a bikini?)
apparently lost a bunch of weight.
to drop a few dress sizes, Kirstie became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig
weight loss program.” From http://www2.oprah.com/tows/slide/200611/20061106/slide_20061106_350_101.jhtml
she was so “determined,” then why did she need to become a spokeswoman for
Jenny Craig to lose the weight?
most real people, she is likely being paid a king’s ransom to shed some pounds
and make it appear as if Jenny Craig is a successful approach to weight loss.
don’t think it is. And, sorry Jenny, a hefty paycheck won’t make me thing
on her best days, Oprah is big. And fat.
is a picture of Oprah next to Kirstie. Oprah looks bigger and fatter than
hope that we are not treated to an Oprah bikini reveal a la Kirstie.
is one of those fat people out there providing weight loss advice.
is a failure at it. Weight loss that is. She is successful at providing (bad)
do not understand why people listen to her or her stable of experts.
example, there is Dr. Phil, a big fellow:
Then there is Jorge Cruise
and David Katz who, among other things:
the Laws of Thermodynamics,
that you can gain one pound of muscle in a month while in a caloric deficit,
that muscle controls one’s resting metabolism,
claimed (as near as I can tell) that Yale endorsed their diet scheme and
that muscle burns 50 Calories per pound at rest
discuss this in another CACA (see the CACAs “Jorge Cruise” and “Jorge
there is Barry Sears, The Zone Guy. He went from this:
this big fellow, presumably following his own diet:
It is claimed that Oprah
does/did the Zone thing. This is from http://www.zonediet.co.nz/detail1.asp?client_id=77&page_id=12
It is further claimed that
Oprah did the South Beach thing. This is from http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0401/02/ltm.06.html
with 'South Beach Diet' Author Dr. Arthur Agatston
January 2, 2004 - 07:42 ET
IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: Weight loss is often one of the top items when people list
their New Year's resolutions. One eating plan that's causing a sensation has
everyone from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey hooked -- "The South Beach
Diet" by Dr. Arthur Agatston, America's best-selling non-fiction book last
is a picture of Art:
seems a bit like a big fellow, too.
she has this Oz guy and his diminutive sidekick Roizen. Oz is the stage
presence, Roizen, the audience member. I think they do this because Roizen would
need to sit on a telephone book to be seen on stage.
guys are also misdirected, concentrating on the “so whats” of weight loss.
even has a personal trainer, Bob Greene. He has been in her life since 1992. He
tells people to get with the program. So does Oprah. So did Oprah. Look where
the program got her. (See above. In case you don’t know, Oprah is the fatter
she and he push it.
fact, they are reportedly writing a book together on just how utterly she failed
on the plan they push and the others she undertook. The book is due out in
January 2007 and has reportedly received the largest advance in publishing
line is that Oprah appears to have done it all, failed at all and still
recommends/recommended them all.
people listen to her.
guess that I could give her public a CACA, but that is not the point.
gets the CACA because she has the temerity to be an advice-giver, expert chooser
and opinion-maker in a domain where she is by all objective standards a failure.
I am curious to know why. And why she just doesn’t shut up.
might find that with practice, she could close her mouth when food approaches,
someone out there can explain all this to me, I'd be grateful.