This week, Jackie examines how American dieting trends have changed over the last decade – from using Lucky Strikes Cigarettes as a weight loss tool to the Lemonade Diet to Dexatrim to Weight Watchers to the Atkins and Paleo diets! She’ll tell you the best diet for losing weight and keeping weight off – and dispel the myths behind fad diets.
Jackie’s guest this week is Rand Corporation, PhD researcher Deborah Cohen. Deborah has been studying obesity for the last 12 years and has put her data and research into her book, “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic? and How We Can End It”. She’l talk about how the food industry, advertising, personal choice and environment have contributed to the growing obesity problem and what needs to be done to stop it. Together, they’ll show how changing the conversation around obesity can lead to people making better choices and can create a healthier world.