Rapper Fat Joe, Not So Fat Now

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Last night I was at the BMI holiday party (which spilled over into a local pub after business hours), so I didn’t have time to write a post.  But a reader sent me a link to this video, and it’s worth sharing:

Here’s what’s great about this:  Fat Joe appeals to an audience of younger people who may never read Wheat Belly or see Fat Head on Netflix.

Keep it up, Joe.  You may save some lives.

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68 thoughts on “Rapper Fat Joe, Not So Fat Now

  1. Gydle

    “God forbid we have 3 Hawaiian punches with that meal, and you are on a super crack head level with sugar…”

    Love it. What a quote. Thanks for posting the video.

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  2. Gydle

    “God forbid we have 3 Hawaiian punches with that meal, and you are on a super crack head level with sugar…”

    Love it. What a quote. Thanks for posting the video.

    Reply
  3. AndreaLynnette

    Stacie, as I understand it, sweet potatoes aren’t actually “potatoes.” So, being sensitive to white potatoes doesn’t necessarily mean sweet potatoes will spike your blood sugar.
    They taste fantastic when mashed with cream, salt and pumpkin pie spices.

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  4. AndreaLynnette

    Stacie, as I understand it, sweet potatoes aren’t actually “potatoes.” So, being sensitive to white potatoes doesn’t necessarily mean sweet potatoes will spike your blood sugar.
    They taste fantastic when mashed with cream, salt and pumpkin pie spices.

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  5. Live Free or Diet

    Go Joe! I already showed 6 people this video, including the friend below.

    Funny thing talking today at lunch with an old friend, who is a ballet and Pilates instructor. She says she eats what amounts to a low carb diet “because I exercise all day I can get away with it.” But she won’t recommend low carb to her fat class members even though she knows I lost (and kept off for 7 years) more than her total body weight on the same diet she eats!

    Wow. A case of cognitive dissonance?

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  6. Live Free or Diet

    Go Joe! I already showed 6 people this video, including the friend below.

    Funny thing talking today at lunch with an old friend, who is a ballet and Pilates instructor. She says she eats what amounts to a low carb diet “because I exercise all day I can get away with it.” But she won’t recommend low carb to her fat class members even though she knows I lost (and kept off for 7 years) more than her total body weight on the same diet she eats!

    Wow. A case of cognitive dissonance?

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  7. Vicki

    I love that this internet blog thing starts open discussion. Thank you to Tom the Fathead, who was the launching point for my awakening.

    I agree not to have a child argue the point. I have informed her that she doesn’t need to take that position, that they have a view that we disagree with for health, but she need not defend it. I just thought about intervening on the side of letting the teacher know why it is that she spoke up, but I think I have changed my mind on pursuing that strategy after reading this blog post. I don’t think it would make a difference anyway. SAD.

    I did teach my daughter well and I am proud she spoke up and knows the truth. This is very tricky for me because my Dad and his family harvest wheat in Nebraska, so if anyone should want sales of wheat it would be me, but I can’t ignore the fact that its just not the same wheat (Wheat Belly) but completely aside from that, like it shows in “The Fat Fiasco speach” insulin causes fat storage, and starches and sugars cause insulin.

    My daughter does not have the same metabolic issues that I do so she does eat limited sprouted and fermented grains at home (school time exception). We generally follow the Weston A. Price philosophy with me keeping my intake much lower than hers.

    I also agree with Tom that a it’s not the occasional indulgence that does the damage and my daughter has my permission to eat treats at school birthdays and events because the majority of her diet more than makes up for it.

    I just think its a shame that I have to be the one to keep hush, hush, like in the example of politics and religion in school.

    They should need my permission to teach nutrition was the main point. I can’t believe I think its a risk to make my position known to the teacher – pertaining to the boy taken away from her for going against the mainstream dogma. I know my issue isn’t as severe, but man, how scary it is that they would go that far (which means it can happen).

    I totally agree with Tom’s response to my comment which is Schools “are not qualified to be diet centers, and we certainly don’t need to have them serving as P.R. agencies for the USDA”.

    When she is 18 years old, I hope to be as proud of her and would never put a child in the position of arguing this.

    http://www.Health-Seeker.blogspot.com

    I agree. That’s why we chose not to put our daughter in the middle of a fight when the school (via the federal government) told us we had to put a grain product in her lunch when the school inspectors were visiting. I’ll happily go toe-to-toe with misinformed teachers and administrators, but I don’t expect my kids to do it. They know what a good diet is, they eat a good diet at home (and at school, since we pack their lunches), and that’s what matters.

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  8. Vicki

    I love that this internet blog thing starts open discussion. Thank you to Tom the Fathead, who was the launching point for my awakening.

    I agree not to have a child argue the point. I have informed her that she doesn’t need to take that position, that they have a view that we disagree with for health, but she need not defend it. I just thought about intervening on the side of letting the teacher know why it is that she spoke up, but I think I have changed my mind on pursuing that strategy after reading this blog post. I don’t think it would make a difference anyway. SAD.

    I did teach my daughter well and I am proud she spoke up and knows the truth. This is very tricky for me because my Dad and his family harvest wheat in Nebraska, so if anyone should want sales of wheat it would be me, but I can’t ignore the fact that its just not the same wheat (Wheat Belly) but completely aside from that, like it shows in “The Fat Fiasco speach” insulin causes fat storage, and starches and sugars cause insulin.

    My daughter does not have the same metabolic issues that I do so she does eat limited sprouted and fermented grains at home (school time exception). We generally follow the Weston A. Price philosophy with me keeping my intake much lower than hers.

    I also agree with Tom that a it’s not the occasional indulgence that does the damage and my daughter has my permission to eat treats at school birthdays and events because the majority of her diet more than makes up for it.

    I just think its a shame that I have to be the one to keep hush, hush, like in the example of politics and religion in school.

    They should need my permission to teach nutrition was the main point. I can’t believe I think its a risk to make my position known to the teacher – pertaining to the boy taken away from her for going against the mainstream dogma. I know my issue isn’t as severe, but man, how scary it is that they would go that far (which means it can happen).

    I totally agree with Tom’s response to my comment which is Schools “are not qualified to be diet centers, and we certainly don’t need to have them serving as P.R. agencies for the USDA”.

    When she is 18 years old, I hope to be as proud of her and would never put a child in the position of arguing this.

    http://www.Health-Seeker.blogspot.com

    I agree. That’s why we chose not to put our daughter in the middle of a fight when the school (via the federal government) told us we had to put a grain product in her lunch when the school inspectors were visiting. I’ll happily go toe-to-toe with misinformed teachers and administrators, but I don’t expect my kids to do it. They know what a good diet is, they eat a good diet at home (and at school, since we pack their lunches), and that’s what matters.

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  9. Kat

    “it’s like, science, man”

    “sweet potatahs is good fah everybody, ya know what i’m sayin”? lol

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  10. Justin D.

    Citing books, articles, and studies from doctors, scientists, and science writers as proved futile in convincing people of my point…

    Perhaps I’ll have more success citing a rapper.

    Thanks for the mini-article, Tom.

    -Justin

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  11. Justin D.

    Citing books, articles, and studies from doctors, scientists, and science writers as proved futile in convincing people of my point…

    Perhaps I’ll have more success citing a rapper.

    Thanks for the mini-article, Tom.

    -Justin

    Reply
  12. Rexhungus

    That was inspiring. He educated himself, then made a decision to make it happen and its worked. That’s what I’ve done and its really inspiring to see lasting change in myself and others doing the same thing.

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  13. Rexhungus

    That was inspiring. He educated himself, then made a decision to make it happen and its worked. That’s what I’ve done and its really inspiring to see lasting change in myself and others doing the same thing.

    Reply
  14. MountainDew

    For a Latino, not eating rice and beans is heresy! I’m surprised his family hasn’t disowned him lol.

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  15. Lorri

    I followed the link and watched the video on YouTube and I’m a bit sorry now that I did because the comments that were directly below it were the height of ignorance when it comes to diet. I kid you not, one of the very first replies ascribed his weight loss to the fact that he’d simply managed to either consume less than he burned or burned everything (and then some) he consumed.

    What a tragedy…so much education left to do.

    It will a loooong battle. We have decades of misinformation to overcome.

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  16. Lorri

    I followed the link and watched the video on YouTube and I’m a bit sorry now that I did because the comments that were directly below it were the height of ignorance when it comes to diet. I kid you not, one of the very first replies ascribed his weight loss to the fact that he’d simply managed to either consume less than he burned or burned everything (and then some) he consumed.

    What a tragedy…so much education left to do.

    It will a loooong battle. We have decades of misinformation to overcome.

    Reply

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