Unexpected ending last night on Biggest Loser. Jillian Michael’s team penalized for taking
caffeine pills as per Jillian’s suggestion. Thinking they shouldn’t have penalized her team, but should have really penalized her (for not telling the docs), if she was breaking the rules! Her team lost another player last night (Craig) and Ruben Studdard will be returning next week, as they voided last week’s weigh in, completely. While I am glad he will be returning (I honestly thought he looked happy to go home) I am a bit confused by last night’s turn of events. If reality shows are truly all scripted, then was this just all part of the “show?” Would they penalize contestants like that? And why did EVERYONE lose so much weight last night? Did they just decide to give everyone supplements? I have a lot of questions…and did they (as the article below suggests) “use” Jillian to bring Studdard back?
Yes, I have a lot of questions and not just about BL. What about the new recommendations for prescribing statins? I understand adding stroke patients to the list (in most cases I would think that makes perfect sense) but what’s up with adding diabetics? Didn’t we learn that statins actually increase the chances of diabetes? And are we really not to care at all about our LDL numbers anymore? What about all the years patients got “beaten up” about bad LDL…I am confused and suspicious (new guidelines suggest twice as many people will now end up on statins–hmmm), but of course if you know me at all, you know I would be.
On a much, much lighter note, Gardein products are BOGO at Publix this week (starting tomorrow). My client, Andrea, told me that Gardein makes veggie pot pies. Why did I never see these?? Gardein has come out with such a huge variety of foods this year, and I have to say I am having a love affair with the (“sausage”) breakfast patties. I try so hard not to eat processed foods, but for breakfast I have been loving these. This past Sunday morning, I made “must go” hash for brunch. Scrambled tofu with mushrooms, onions, beans and kale in a pita topped with siracha sauce (you are right, Derek, it IS good on everything!) and a breakfast patty on the side. Filling, lots of protein and really tasty! I know I will be filling my cart this weekend.
Going back to the new recommendations on statins; I have to say I am thrilled that physicians are encouraged to promote healthy lifestyles as part of the prescription. What we can never get from a statin is the OVERALL wellness that comes from eating healthfully, exercising regularly and practicing stress reduction.
Make it a great day!