Weighing Up The Enemy & Doctor Christian Jessen were back on channel 4 last night, or much later for me as a channel 4 on demand customer and after a great show last week I was looking forward to another good one.
First of all, as I mentioned last week the show puts two opposite personalities next to each other and they both compete for the best weight loss. They put down their own money and then the one that loses the money keeps the cash. Plus to top it all, its for a cause that the other person doesn’t like.
Well this week it was pro animals verses anti animals so this was going to be interesting……
No extreme dieting is allowed and they must stick to 1500 calories per day.
What really got my attention this week is that one of them is overweight with 34 kilos of fat in his body and he is a vegan.
Well maybe I am living in cloud cuckoo world but I have never come across a fat vegan before!!!!
Maybe that is because when I think of the bad foods in my diet I always think of those that a vegan wouldn’t eat. My worst offenders are milk and cheese. I couldn’t live without them and don’t even get me started on the amount of cream I would eat if I wasn’t following a healthy eating plan.
At Christmas for example, I had a LOT of cheese and cheese board after cheese board came out to play. Then there is my obsession with a cheese sauce which as a vegan all I would get would be the flour.
Even when I am eating healthy things are still in a sauce, just this time it will be made with low fat soft cheese instead of butters and oils. Yet as a vegan that can’t eat dairy foods I just wouldn’t know what to do about it!!!!
Then watching the introduction to the show, I realised that he was doing what I would do if I was giving up dairy and that is replacing my dairy with other naughty foods. So, it is absolutely no surprise to see that he was tucking into fry ups, pies and everything else you could think of with high fats.
It made me smile though, that as a vegan he was no different to the rest of us that want to lose weight. Though I am likely to get very mad and slap someone if they took my dairy away from me!!!