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Loanne

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Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« on: January 27, 2016, 03:41:59 PM »
Have you all read Dr. Davis' open letter to Oprah on his blog?  It's wonderful!  Wouldn't it be great if Oprah switched plans in mid-stream?  From WW to WB?? She would be a great spokesperson for the WB way of living.

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 03:55:05 PM »
I don't own a tv but I'm staying in a hotel
for a week so have clicked around the dial
a bit.  Oprah has a commercial where it's
her full face on the screen saying "I eat
bread."  She repeats, after saying that
she lost some pounds, "I eat bread."


Don't think she's gonna give up her WW
position any time soon.  What an ass.

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 04:39:04 PM »
I can't stand those new commercials.


Here's the link to the open letter:


http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2016/01/an-open-letter-to-oprah-winfrey/

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 12:17:49 PM »
I believe Oprah is currently the single largest shareholder in WW.

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 08:23:49 AM »
Suz!  How nice to see you posting again.  :)   I missed you.


And yes, I think you are right.  She's a 10% stake holder.

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 11:03:59 AM »
Nice to be back! My old wifi wouldn't let me in. I've moved to Florida to be by our grandkids. Having lots of fun

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 02:13:50 PM »

Suzhookam,

Welcome back! 


Oprah is quite wealthy without her WW stock/profits and at least has the integrity to "put her money where her mouth is" whether or not we agree.   It is just too bad, in my opinion, that she "still eats bread" as she stated so clearly.  While her support for our way of eating would have been wonderful,  we all know that the extra carbs and the various qualities in grains cause a great deal of harm to our health.  Perhaps one day it will occur to her that the reason she has had a constant struggle with weight is her consumption of too many carbohydrates and grains. 


I was in Barnes and Noble's today looking for a copy of  The Happy Gut written by Dr.Vincent Pedre, MD.  Dr. Perlmutter interviewed him and recommended the book.  It seems that Dr. Pedre was an IBS sufferer who cured himself by learning how to heal his body through food.
I then browsed through the cookbook section.  Three years ago, there were just a maybe 25 gluten free cookbooks and most of them used starchy flours for baked goods, didn't eliminate grains and actually were quite high in carbohydrates.  Now, there are at least 100 available books, with more than half of them being acceptable to our way of eating.  That just proves how popular out way of eating has become.  While Oprah will have her followers, we will be the ones with fewer health issues and less pain. 

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 06:40:25 AM »
I asked this on the blog, but for some reason it got stuck right in the middle of the comments, lol! I am certain nobody will see it.....


Does WW not have to "protect their ass-ets" by at following the US dietary guidelines?
It has been a long time since I was at a meeting(I am a lifetime WW member), but I vaguely remember that our leader spoke of this. As in " I have to say this by the rules...but..."

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 06:53:13 AM »
re: I am certain nobody will see it...

I did  ;)

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Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 12:17:51 PM »
Thanks! I almost missed it!
 WW just always seems to be "current" on their program updates....all the good stuff; healthy, whole grains, fiber, adding fats and oils, etc. Lol!








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