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"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

Snacks Daily

04:43 min | 9 months ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

Snacks Daily

04:38 min | 9 months ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

"Could get a peleton aura. You could get pringles now. That could have been great news for weight watchers. That's what we're thinking and accuracy. No they signed all these people up so you could emerge from a bunker show off your new like third bicep your new minus covert nineteen body right show otter covert minus nineteen. That's the equation. That's what you wanna show. But it wasn't good for weight watchers. They described the last three months as challenging. It get this knackers. The number of paying weight watchers subscribers is two percent lower today than last year. Only four point nine million and that's why the stock plummeted twenty five percent yesterday. It's now a quarter as high as it was at their all time high. Now jack we really got to be fair here because you know some summer. Just it's typically the worst time for the diet industry right sure typically you shape up in the wintertime after your news resolution so that you can live your life in style in the summertime. I remember we used to go to the health and racket club on like twelfth street. Tinou spotter we went in january. It was terribly cold but this earnings report. You can't just write it off as like a summertime. no no no. This is different. Americans have ditched their weight watching as the economy has real. Yeah weight watchers. Put it very politically in their earnings call. They said that people are acknowledging the need for weight loss. But they're asking for a pause. It seems was so happy this summer to be outside without a mask. That what we're eating and calorie counting became less of a prior jack. You're saying yes to the backyard barbecue. You're saying no to the meatless. Mondays indoors by yourself right. We're celebrating being vaccinated with our buddies..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

Snacks Daily

02:26 min | 9 months ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Snacks Daily

"This is nick. This jack and this is snacks daily. It is thursday the new friday august twelfth. Gino how no. We had a great weekend together. Jack i pulled out my wallet this morning and you. It said credit card john. Kellyn kramer. Who is that. We swapped karwi swapped cars. We pull the old switcheroo on the plastic accidentally. Have to send you your car back. I'll send you your card. You send me. Mike m. x. sh- mex-. This is the best.

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Are Weight-Loss Companies Just a Money Making Operation?

Talk, Tales and Trivia

01:41 min | 10 months ago

Are Weight-Loss Companies Just a Money Making Operation?

"Thought it would be very interesting to look at some weight. Loss companies around the united states. That say that they are all about you weight fast. It is known specifically to my friends and those closest to me that i've always had a cynical view on companies such as weight watchers nutrisystem. Slimfast and jenny craig disclosure here. I haven't tried neum. But they seem more in line to my beliefs of getting to the root of the weight issue internally with mindfulness and sidebar here if anybody has had an experience with neum maybe you can fill me in on that. Why do i have a cynical view. Well it's simple. All these companies with the exception of possibly neum are hardcore money making schemes these companies prey on us at our most vulnerable desperate times and they know it they may say they have your best interest at heart but Do they do they really. Let's look at some of the basic facts. Do they have a fee attached to their promise. Probably and i would say yes. Do they sell their own food products. Probably and that's another. Yes on my opinion. And lastly do they an anyway. Teach you how to keep the weight off when you reach your goal on their program and no longer need their program. My answer would be a big no red flags and bells and

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Fasting Strategies for Weight Loss & Metabolism with Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition

04:11 min | 1 year ago

Fasting Strategies for Weight Loss & Metabolism with Dr. Jason Fung

"Walk everybody to fasting. Transformation summit or rear uncovering agent inexpensive powerful healing strategy. Known mankind fasting. I'm your host. Dr david joggers. And today we're gonna talk about alternate day. Fasting strategies for chronic disease brought in one of the top experts. He's actually got to bestselling books where he really goes into detail on fasting. He's all over youtube band. You could find him. You just type in dr jason on youtube. You'll see all these amazing nydia his and brought him on today to talk about alternate day fasting in really go into a little bit more the history of fasting as well so dr. Jason fung is a canadian nephrologist which is basically a kidney specialist. Dr fund graduated from the university of toronto and completed his residency at the university of california los angeles. He lives and works in toronto canada where he co founded the intensive dietary management grants is a world leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb Treating people with type two diabetes and is the author of the bestseller the obesity code and the complete guide. Fasting is high near the use of therapy Sassoon for weight loss and type two diabetes reversal in his. Ibm clinic and you can find his website ibm program that's all one word idea. Program dot com ad also featured on the diet. Dr dot com. And so dr jason. Thanks so much for being on the vast transformation summit with us. Thanks for having me great to be here absolutely and sought curious in how nephrologist how you really got involved with. Sassine will begin west. Well the the most common reason for kidney failure is type two diabetes and the thing about type two diabetes. It's really a reversible disease but it's not taking drugs that really reverses the disease if you take drugs if you take insulin really. You're not gonna get a lot better. In fact you just wind up taking them sort of year after year and every year you go to the doctor you get more and more drugs however Everybody already knows that if you lose weight that type two diabetes almost always goes away so if you have a friend who loses way you can almost bet your bottom dollar that diabetes will get better or go away so it's not a chronic and progressive disease like we've been told israeli irreversible disease but you've got to focus on what's important which is not giving drugs which is you know using the diet to effect weight loss. That's really where i started. So i became very interested in the question of weight loss and look at it from sort of physiologic standpoint. Because the thing about it is that we lost. There's all this Talk like this you know. No shortage of oxen talk about weight loss and how to lose weight. Big business weight watchers and jenny craig. And all that sorta stuff and they're all focused. I think on some things sort of not completely relevant. Which is the the calories there. They all talk about calories calories calories but when you look at it from physiologic stent white The body doesn't count calories it has no calorie receptors. Doesn't know how many calories you're eating so it's like if you're taking all this care to count the number of calories in your body doesn't really care about it at all then. Why do you think you're going to make a difference. You want the body to do something and you think restricting the number of calories does it with the body has no idea what you're talking about like you're talking to different languages so it doesn't it doesn't work and that's where i really got interested in the Sort of notion and it's really about hormones because the body responds to hormones are whole body works on hormones that is You know if you're hot then you sweat if you're cold than you. You know shiver and so on but all affected by hormones and our responses in this case in most cases of weight. It's insulin and one of the ways to really reduce the fun is to use something. Like fasting in intermittent

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Why You Should Stop Snacking And Start Fasting

The Ultimate Health Podcast

05:22 min | 1 year ago

Why You Should Stop Snacking And Start Fasting

"Hello Jason. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks for having me on. We're GONNA have a great chat I. Loved Your Latest Book that you co wrote with eve and Meghan, and this is titled Life in the Fast Lane. I'm curious to start. How does somebody WHO's a kidney specialists get? So interested in fasting as a subject yeah. That's a great question I think that what happened is that as? A kidney specialists, what I do is I see a lot of type two diabetics and as we've had this sort of increasing obesity epidemic since the nineteen seventies that sort of was followed by an epidemic of type two diabetes starting in the late nineteen eighties, nineteen nineties, and then type two diabetes is actually far and away the most common cause of kidney disease. So as you know we went into the two, thousand, two, thousand ten we started to see much more and more of type two diabetes related kidney disease. So I actually encountered it quite a bit and as it became more and more important part of my practice I started to think about weight loss because the entire way that we treat you know. Disease is sort of backwards that is if you look at type two diabetes related kidney disease, for example, we spend a lot of money and effort trying to design drugs and dialysis and all that sort of stuff. However, the actual treatment doesn't make sense because we have kidney disease from type two diabetes while the answers to how to get rid of it is. Telling you right there if you have if you don't have type two diabetes, then you can't get diabetic related disease and if you lose weight year type two diabetes will get better. So the real answer to this whole problem lies in getting to the root cause, which is the weight. If you lose weight, then you don't get the type two diabetes. You don't get the kidney disease and that's really the only good way to treat the disease yet as a medical profession nobody was interested. In weight loss and to a large extent nobis really interested. We started gave up this entire concept which is so important. So fundamental to human health because this is what we face in North America today, lot of problems of of touchy diabetes and obesity, and we gave it up to like you know weight watchers, Jenny Craig and all those sorts of things it's like that's fine but it's really an important subject. So that's when I started to look at the question of weight loss and When I looked at it was clear that there wasn't a lot of really good thinking in the area. The entire field was dominated by sort of calories in calories out theory that is you know we've all heard this before you know it's just a matter of eating fewer calories and exercising more like if you actually think about it for a little bit, it actually makes very little sense that is you know it's a very sort of simplistic argument because the question is not whether people are eating more calories or burning less calories. The question is sort of wire the eating mark how And why are they not burn as many calories and it turns out that the real answer to why we're gaining weight is more likely related to our hormones. Then the number of calories were eating as an example, you can eat two different foods of the same. The same number calories. So you could eat broccoli or you could drink Soda Strictly Soda. Well, it's very easy to gain weight if you're drinking soda. But almost nobody gained weight eating Broccoli. So the point is that for two foods that are the same calories they're completely different in the minute you put it in your mouth. The hormonal response to those two foods is completely and utterly different. So if the hormones different the hormonal instructions that we deliver to our body or going to be completely different. So a simple example as tidy if you drink sugary soda, there's almost no sitadi signalling. You don't feel full from drinking sugary soda yet if you eat a large number of calories of Broccoli or steak or any sort of real. Natural food you will get full. So that's a simple example of how the body responds to these calories to foods of equal calories but totally different response from our bodies, and therefore what's important is not just the number of calories that this sort of hormonal response and that's you know that's what I talk about. A lot of is this sort of trying to get to the root cause of what causes weight gain rather than this, very, very simplistic sort of calories in calories out model which to be honest hasn't really helped anybody that is it's in the standard sort of advice for. Doctors and Dietitians everybody to count your calories yet it almost helps nobody. So you know here we have a treatment which is counting calories and doing calorie restricted diets, which has a failure rate's probably on the order of ninety nine percent. So it's like why would that be standard treatment if the failure rates like ninety, nine percent I, it's not just my opinion you see it in the numbers like the numbers don't lie there's more and more obesity out there people try to lose weight they count their calories and they don't lose weight. So it's not a very good strategy from all sorts of from all angles

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How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat

Food Psych

04:06 min | 1 year ago

How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat

"Go talk to April Quiapo. So tell me about your relationship with food growing up my relationship with food. What did you see? Well, I grew up in a matriarchal household like I was raised with my single mom, my two older sisters and my grandma, and so it was just like all ladies and they are all immigrants except for me I was the first person to be born in America in Minnesota, actually in the rest of our board in Liberia and the became immigrants so it was. Like a clash of cultures, types, of thing like the Liberian ideal standard of beauty is different than the American one like more curvy figure is kind of the norm. If you will back there whereas in America at least growing up in the nineties and early thousands I felt very much like I should look like Nicole richer whatever her. So so it was like being curvy trumpy or whatever was accepted to a certain degree, and I was always like fat growing up like not. Curvy but like fat. So we always were on diets together like I think it was just kind of this household were was totally normal to be like we're going on. Atkins this week we're going on weight watchers is speaking it was just like it's almost like a bonding thing like what we did together and then I didn't realize until growing up that it was like, oh, we all just like participating diet culture like as a family basically which I mean yeah, it was. Just kind of something that was super accepted in my family. So it's like in Liberia culture food is super important. It's like how people von how people grieve just like in a lot of cultures, but it was also like vanity is very important. So like we made out this delicious food, but like don't eat too much of it. Otherwise, my grandma will decided be like your fat she was just very she's very upfront lady like that, and that's totally lake the culture is. Different. Ladies assigning, hit your fat like if you ever want to get married maybe maybe not. So that's kind of how I grew up. I was always like naturally you know pretty pretty a Chubby kid and was always remembered I going on a diet when I was maybe six like very young. that. Went on until I. got to college and I was like, Oh, I'm done. I'm over it. So that was that was growing up what a dieting do to your relationship with food and your body did you have feelings about it or it's hard to like this is just how it is. I, mean I had a lot a lot of feelings about it Safina on our podcast. US L. fat talk about a lot like growing up dieting nonstop makes it impossible to know once you break out of that like what you want like today the thing I still struggle with like am hungry and my just eating like I don't even when you diet you read a book and it tells you like, okay, you eat this much foods do this and so you break out. Of It, it's hard to tell like, am I hungry? What do I really want? What is my body want from me like to be nourished? It's like that relationship between your body and you is broken because it's like I ignored what it needed or wanted for so many years. So I think that is the biggest thing that's been damaging like the whole concept of intuitive eating like. Wow sounds so great. I'm not there yet I still am not clear on how to do it because like dieting disea- exact opposite breaking free of that like it's GonNa take a really long time and so I think that that would to me has been the most clear direct result of grabbed away did but yeah I mean I was like I was tortured by my buddy growing up. Everybody in my family is plus is and I am also plus is including my body is like naturally made to be like everyone in my family is but I'm constantly fighting against it and it just felt fruitless inches felt like this project that Ozzy felt like a waste of my time was a real kid and I'm like man, I, wish I could beat the library and instead my mom's like forcing to join a basketball team or whatever. But I know choose choose just she's just trying her best in like also also was very lazy. So she's like please please just get off the couch. No but it just felt you know it was just this kind of like tortured relationship wherever I wish this wasn't that much of I, wish I didn't have to spend so much you by energy thinking about this and it didn't even wear I mean diets don't work. We all know the never worked. So. Yeah that.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

15:10 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Founder of weight watchers change the world and me let's go to a call Rebecca is on line three and Rebecca you've been to weight watchers yes hi yes I'm super excited to be on so I'm forty three years old and I've been on are there on a match or I I've been off and on weight watchers since high quality so I used to go when I was thirteen and we would check off those boxes then you would have like an apple you check up all your water and then I've seen the evolution of it throughout my life and it's really evolved in a nice healthy way I like how it's adapted to the way we're living our lives now and it's been an important part of my life I'm not currently on it I do have to say I am the more active personality so weight watchers didn't necessarily sort of evolved with my lifestyle I'm a runner now and I sort of felt like it was it didn't work for me as well and just to sort of bring it back to like the Kobe dieting the first four weeks I was really great about eating healthy probably because I thought I wasn't going to be stuck in a met for months on end but I do have to say that the past couple weeks I've fallen off because light structures are Jeff I can only control so much right now and controlling my diet I'm still trying to get my frequent batch doubles and I'm drinking my water but I'm eating a lot of candy as well I can't stop but I I think weight watchers really provides a wonderful road map for people to learn healthy eating I think the community aspect I think it's harder in New York because there aren't as many places to have those meetings so when I moved to New York I was mostly online but when I went back in high school and when I lived in Los Angeles I was able to get the meetings more and then you know that adds a really great element of accountability that I didn't find as much through the online platform but the online platform reaches more people thanks for calling and Rebecca I was finally chimed in there Maria so because you decided to make weight watchers part of this part of the story in part this journey of writing this book right around the time you were forty what we hear what we were anticipating when you went in to weight watchers you have some sort of perception of the company I think a certain amount of snobbery if if I'm being honest I think that I thought that ari had problems that were I don't know more difficult than weight watchers and I needed something more special and Taylor you need and how despite the that weight watchers was for the Bourbon how quiet and I was not bad but what I ended up finding the way that the meetings I went to in Brooklyn park slope were incredibly diverse and that there were not only diverse in terms of class and race the altar reasons why people work you think wait and how they work let's take another call Brad is on line one is calling us from new Rochelle high grad hi how are you doing great listen I love the show by the way I've used weight watchers off and on for years and usually it has been through an at work program and it was always sort of difficult to get weight watchers to keep them going with any continuity because they always had minimums that were higher than we could get to and so we would do really well a group of us usually a bunch of women in may but there are very many guys that seem to want to do it at my office at least but even for time we start to get more people and that and a lot of people sign up then only a few of them come to the meeting that frustrates the moderator frustrates everyone else because then when you're renewing you can't get going and so we would go for like eleven weeks seventeen weeks whatever we got and then we'd be out for six months and we come back together and go out again currently I'm out and I'm in the Mike cove a twenty at this point so I just wish they could be a little more lenient about that because we do pay more when it is set up at work situation than you do if you go into an actual store interesting Brad basically it but it's been very helpful in in when it when I'm able to get onto it thank you so much for sharing your story we appreciate it let's talk to Claudia in Princeton hi Claudia thanks for calling in Hey how are you I'm happy to ask him about it man thank you so much for looking to share every day now so have you bored so you are you're embracing the fitness part of of being being home well I recall not imprisoning offenders part embracing their diet R. with the night I thought the court you know it's a great opportunity actually who really trying to go vegan so I think I was part of the challenge and I brought those like vegan meal prep and it honestly this is a great opportunity because it always was messing me up a restaurant going out with friends you know you get a have a couple of drinks and then next thing you know you're not eating whatever so I actually was really happy about the quarantine the terms of that and be able to control what I eat however where I'm struggling and working out I was that average better than two thousand thirteen working out four to five times and then fired at the heart of the week and that's gone out the window so I now have a quarantine temp the whole I got what I am I think what holding me back and really getting to me the social aspect of it and using it working out with people and I think that's why I'm struggling to motivate myself to work out at all but the positive as I could control my diet well I really appreciate you calling and sharing your story appreciate it so much our number six four six four three five seven two eight zero our guest this hour is Marcin Meltzer anyway because this is big how the founder weight watchers change the world and NY so when the company part let's talk about the me part meeting you Marissa a little bit yeah it was very interesting and I heard the word I think from almost all the car could be three to four the word control and I'm sort of curious and when you were going through the weight watchers experience how much was control whatever that means in the situation a part of your experience control hard yeah I think sometimes I feel like I have more control or I don't know will powers the right word I'm on a really good track and then other times I feel like the real joy that I get is from letting go and kind of going into working in a little bit but maybe what a lot of us are looking for in the quarantine both men a little bit of like comfort or distraction our entertainment for more food one thing that I did find was that gene place I also think my own is that even when you do you have that tight control over your food and maybe you do your work ethically we'll wait some of those were desired repelled from your soul for Q. Q. chase excel can manifest themselves in other parts of life for me it's like shopping in her teen night at it with the employee and then living beyond her means so I think it's important to really think about not only what you're trying to control five why and where it might that will come out another way is let's talk about Jean weight watchers and feminism Eastview included to it normally a leader like this in a pioneering company would be somewhat iconic in feminist circles but weight loss and feminism have the sort of thorny relationship even ask in the book I'm gonna read from page one sixty three is weight watchers feminist the corporation profits from gendered stigma the company's fundamental goal is financial growth rather than liberation however what genes vision hadn't comment with orthodox who wrote the books as a feminist issue as well as the consciousness raising groups what it gave women a place to be heard that was the key to weight watchers beyond the diet plan itself Jean rose above her peers like Dr Atkins and was a hero to her fans because she gave him in space and community dieting has always been something for men to slog through alone guided by the faceless far away riders in women's magazines weight watchers was essentially another private way for women had of working to keep up with the labor of femininity femininity so in your and you can you identify as a feminist was waiting yeah it was weight watchers do you think it is feminist stories that had you guys would it was Gina feminist in some ways hi gene definitely lived a life that was a typical for women of her time I mean when she first got a lease on her first weight watchers office or location her husband had to sign for it I am not I don't think that she probably call herself a feminist even though she did sometimes appear in photos and weight watchers magazine with Gloria Steinem so who knows but I call myself a feminist in the house my whole life but I don't think it's a weight watchers are or dieting is an inherently feminist act you know we do live in times when the few each standard is really rigid and society has a long way to go in terms of opening up what we consider beautiful and desirable all but at the same time I think it puts pressure on feminists like me to pretend like I'm not dieting or like my relationship to my body is sort of more okay than it really is what I would like it if we could have just a more realistic conversation about it and not be trying to prove anything to anyone and just be home now a little bit honest and vulnerable specially needs time my guess is Marcin Meltzer the name of her book is this is big how the founder of weight watchers change the world and me if you'd like to join this conversation we're curious have you been through weight watchers what are your thoughts about the diet industry how you think about fitness and diet during the pandemic as everybody sort of concerned about the quarantine fifteen our number is six four six four three five seven two eight or you can chime in on social media at all of it to the NYC on Twitter and at all of it to be NYC on Instagram so you know I'm I'm interested in that the feminist aspect you mention that her husband had to sign for the lease for the first weight watchers space and she kind of got pushed out of my own company would you tell that story yeah she was the founder of weight watchers but she was not someone who considers herself to have a lot of business opportunity and what started your franchise and expand the company with the help of and co founder and as the years went on her role grew to be more and more kind of ornamental sheet with the mascot she was on the cover of frozen food and she did a lot of visiting the new weight watcher locations and that kind of thing but more and more the actual running of the company was done without her at a certain point after around ten years she stepped down as president and really only had a role spoke first and by the time the company with full height in the late seventies she wasn't even really a part of that decision at all and I believe that it was classic boys club sex and you know she wasn't standing up for herself I didn't really know how to advocate herself for herself and probably didn't even understand how valuable and worthwhile her ideas and input why is and where she recorded pushed by we've got somebody sent us a message on Instagram who's already read your book and really likes it she right she's a terrific writer that's for you her stories were emblematic of what many young women went through during that you've such a pretty face phase of our teens and twenties at sixty I keep on weight watchers on and off because the only way to learn how to deal with weight the hardest part of being overweight is being completely invisible I'm sorry I'm curious at first reading at a time that I wanted to ask you about weight watchers struggles to remain relevant in the word of wellness where the word diet is kind of out of out of your valuable four letter word a little bit these days you know and but has been repackaged as wellness how does how does this company trying to to exist I mean it's also had a lot of criticism for trying to market to kids okay well as far as dieting it's true that we live in this era where we use all these U. furnace to talk about dieting but we call it clean eating or doing the clans are you know what you're eating healthy current balance and weight watchers has always tried to jump on the latest trends and evolved with the times eighty if they have their own aerobics program around talk show and so now we will miss being the hottest thing at the moment they have rebranded themselves as W. W. sort of like Kathy and no well there now the reason to join I personally don't think it's.

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Paint-by-Number Kits, The Tonight Show, Dots Homestyle Pretzels

Parenting Roundabout

05:19 min | 2 years ago

Paint-by-Number Kits, The Tonight Show, Dots Homestyle Pretzels

"We'll take a break from talking in complaining obsessing and instead shouting out things other people are doing that. We think you'll find useful ever as enjoyable as we do with all this around about roundup. I just wanted to start by shouting out. An activity not necessarily a brand work a specific company but an activity that has been keeping my family somewhat busy over the last couple of days. One that We hadn't done since my kids were a lot younger but My daughter has bought herself a big paint by number. You know painting right not the the ones that are kids when they're younger but kind of a more complicated one and she's been working on that and every once in a while somebody will stop by and add to it and just kind of sitting on our kitchen table so if you're looking for something to do says she ended at. Hobby lobby if it still or you can order online. But she's been doing this paper numbers thing. She's doing it passing the time fun on bed. It's a real be able to cover the walls of your whole house. We'll have a gallery by the end of US right so you're looking for something to do. Yeah bickers the paint by numbers. Give happy you. Terry well it. It's probably a risk to mention a a corona virus related entertainment options because things are changing so quickly. Who knows where things will be by the time you actually listen to this podcast? If things will still be available in going but I wanted to mention we mentioned earlier in the week that Laura had invited kids to share their council high school musical performances and other performances on her instagram page. And that is a really fun thing to sift your way through. Especially if you're someone like me who cries when you see young people Doing you know singing and dancing. It's very emotional. But that's very sweet. Jennifer Garner did a similar thing. So you can look at her I think that Laura Bananas is Hashtag Sunshine Stories and Jennifer Garner is. Hey Jen look at me. But we'll have the correct ones in the show notes if those wrong But also I've been enjoying all the late night shows. I guess if shut down because they don't have to have audiences and they don't have to have their crew and all the large number of people together to do that but various of them are putting things online and Jimmy Fallon is doing the tonight show from home with you. Know graphics drawn by his kids who actually has two daughters are very much you know. He's sitting trying to tell a joke in their crawling all over him and you know laughing in jumping around and doing stuff. His wife is filming it And he's then a face timing with his guests so on one of them Lhamo. Verandah was on it and on another one. Jennifer Garner was on it. So you know talking from their homes and it's just very loose and very of looks sort of like if you were trying to do something like this it would look about the same and it's just a very fun thing to look at your trying to kill some time in our long national period of urine boredom. And HAVE YOU CATHERINE. Well something to eat while while you're watching This these are the I know this. These things that came out of nowhere. I guess there from from Maryland or something but a- I think either my daughter or my husband I discovered these dots homestyle pretzels. On't yes which you know last week. Terry recommended Pretzel Pop tarts which I can now second So these they have a flavoring they it. It's not like it's not like honey mustard. It's not really ranch but it's not super spicy is just like this really nice. Savory flavor that comes on these these home style pretzels. They're like little twists and they're so good and then when I was in the store the other day I actually saw that they have candy bars with these things in is this. I did resist the urge to pick one up but that may change the next time. I brave the grocery store. Well this whole thing is excellent. Excuse for snacking. 'cause yes you know. You don't have to avoid that stuff under stressful situations such as this anything goes. Yes yes I should have. Just gone ahead thinking of ditching weight watchers membership but they are very trying times and you might need some pretzels to get yum. I will be looking those up now. Yes so along with your painting and your fun things to watch have some missiles and that'll do it for another week of parenting

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Share your location with ICE?

Reset

04:46 min | 2 years ago

Share your location with ICE?

"Byron Towel reporter for the Wall Street Journal. You and your colleague. Michelle Hackman published a report last week. That at the federal government is using cell phone location data for immigration enforcement. What kind of data are we talking about? Well we're talking about data that's usually collected through APPs APPs or online display ads that revealed the user's location so this is a big pool of data that marketing companies and data brokers control and often make available for resale and reuse. So you're talking about advertisements and you're also talking about APPs leisure. Say I look at my phone. What kind of APPS? Typically you would gather this kind of information. And how would I encounter these advertisements all kinds of APPs. Gather this information for example when you open open a rideshare APP that is collecting your location often. restaurant or view APPs like yelp are asking for your location e. Commerce sites are asking for your location even even gains or sometimes asking for your location. Most people don't read the privacy policies or the terms of service of the apps they use and even if they do it's not always always clear Exactly what the APP is or is not allowed to do you know they'll use vague phrases like we reserve the right to sell your data for analytics in marketing research. But it doesn't always spell out exactly where that data is going and even after it leaves. One party's hands Industry insiders say that. There's a chain of custody of data that it starts with one company and then it's passed to another is sold to another and then as licensed to another and so it's very difficult to understand exactly how this industry works and where data is going. So how is this data. Usually used by marketing companies. Generally speaking most of these marketing companies want to serve you display ads or they want to do real world analytics on consumer behavior so they could serve you an ad for a nearby restaurant in an APP or on a website that you're browsing or alternatively they could collect the location data from something like a weather there ap and use it to study essentially what people are doing. So how much foot traffic is a store. Have How many people attended a concert. There's all sorts of Algorithm aalto rhythmic Sort of experiments you can run on large scale data when you're collecting that much location data from that many people and can you tell the location of a specific individual given this. This data is anonymous is door or can you actually know where a given individual has gone. Yes a narrow so so in this data set to the marketers. You're basically just an Alpha numeric string of letters and numbers but your real world behavior gives away a lot. What about you so for example? You're probably the only person in the world that transits between your home and your work. Every day that essential pattern of going between your home home and your workplace two data points that are pretty easy to get on. Most people will give away who the owner of the phone is in many cases and we saw that in a Big New York Times. Expose who got access to some of this data and manage to from these anonymous Alpha numeric strings of figure out who specific individuals were in a large data. Set a couple of real life examples. They want to talk about including forty six year old math teacher named Lisa. It shows. She leaves her house or leaves the house. I should say an upstate. New York it's seven. Am every day travels to a middle school fourteen miles away. It shows. You went to a weight watchers. Meeting her dermatologist's office hiking with her a dog over to her ex boyfriend's house where she stayed this is a very intimate and detailed. Look at WHO. A person is In the case of Lisa right her location reported eighty six hundred times. There are some real national security implications about this. I mean you saw from this. One data. Set Phone's ringing. All over the White House phones owns peeing all over the Pentagon they were even able to do that with president. Trump's security right. They were able to follow a specific security. Agent as that agent was is Moving around with president trump. That person was a believed to be a secret service agent and we were able to follow that person to their home. We were able from there. Air To understand who that person's spouse was see trips to a school per se which was supposedly dropping off their child? Things that that he no. No normal person should be able to see especially a journalist three thousand miles away so this is data that while technically you're or just a string of letters and numbers to these marketing companies. It does reveal a lot about you and anyone with an amphibious purpose. Or who wanted to de-legitimize this data would not have that much trouble the doing

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Stop Dieting to Lose Weight

Dishing Up Nutrition

09:22 min | 2 years ago

Stop Dieting to Lose Weight

"Dieting to lose weight since the early nineteen fifties. We have just been inundated with this information information to eat. Low Fat Foods. Count calories eat low calorie and dieters are always told to kind of follow this approach and it's really lacking its first of all it's lacking in key nutrients and for a lot of people it can be like a starvation plan. So how did that workout not great because again more people are overweight and obese than ever before. So I'll introduce myself in. They my co-host. My name is Kara. Harper I'm a licensed nutritionist. I have a master's degree and holistic health and I'm also a certified nutrition specialist and really excited to be here today with my co host and weight loss. Expert Nell calls. Oh expert Bird now you who are the year the testimony to nutritional weight and wellness who lost ninety pounds eight years ago. You've been able to maintain that ninety pound weight loss us by eating real food. Yes and now as you know less than ten percent of people who lose weight keep the weight off. So you're the you're the Unicorn. Yeah we were just talking right UNICORNS. That's really what you've accomplished is amazing. And and you should be very very proud of yourself and maybe even you should be written up in a weight loss book I know you're a testimonial to our company. Absolutely maybe that's good enough now. I put my energy there so yeah I don't yeah. Thank you so much for that. That phenomenal intro Boost to my my ego this morning but I don't think being featured in a weight loss book is is necessary. I just want to you know for are you within the sound of my voice inspire you to give up dieting and eat real food several times a day to lose weight. That's a different message. Then you've probably heard this time of year no more starving yourself. It is a known fact that as we get older and I am getting older older our metabolism slows down more and more every year. I also know that eating protein several times a day boosts my metabolism for a few hours so I practice eating grass fed protein several times a day to keep that fire stoked to keep my metabolism fired up. Now I think our listeners would love to know what is and one of your biggest struggles maintaining the ninety pound weight loss. So I guess it's it's one thing and we'll get into a little bit later about the weight loss. Yeah but what is what is it like with the weight maintenance phase. Yeah we were just talking about this before or the show that the biggest struggle is not to get back into that. Dieting thought pattern which you would think after eight years of losing the weight and then keeping it off that I would have broken through that and I have but really that those. Those messages are very sticky for people because low calorie and and low fat eating slowdown. My metabolism and it's really challenging. I think this time of year to not see some of the ads coming out and you you know they're they're everywhere they're on facebook. They're on TV. That say you know we have the answer. Low Fat low calorie eating. But I want to tell you before I came to nutritional weight and wellness. I had many years of dieting and with each of those diets that are being advertised. Soul readily right. Now I did lose weight but I quickly gained that weight back and even more so I would get this quick hitting saying it was always twelve pounds for me so I would immediately start to feel better. Feel like my pants are getting better And it was within a few weeks or months that I would be heavier than before so I would get that quick hitting. Hey you know this is working and what was so cruel about what it is that it would come right back on as soon as I because what what they don't tell you is that you're losing water and you're losing muscle. Aw and be so frustrating when you have that you know first little bit of success and then it starts to stop and then and you start gaining and you start gaining more than before. So how did I gain that hundred ninety to one hundred pounds is because I would go on those diets and then I would gain you know twenty pounds More than before. So you do that. You know I say fifteen times and twenty seven my twenty five years of dieting. You know that extra twenty pounds ten twenty pounds at the end of each of those Yoyo. Diets is GONNA add up. Sure sure and and also we know just bio uh-huh chemically With all the training nutrition training that we've had that that really impairs metabolism kind of that the ups and downs the spikes and the losses awesome. Yeah right yes very very frustrating. Now how old were you when you first started dieting and then I mean you might have already answered this in your her in the last segment but did you lose any way like the very first time that you started dieting. Yeah and it was because I was twelve I could have done just about anything anything and and lost weight but that was the first year I went to weight watchers. I had to be I had to be Sponsored by somebody because I I was so young so my mom took me. I was desperate. I was coming into my eighth grade year and I was the Chubby kid so depressed and I did ED lose weight But I had a miserable summer and I actually just just recalled the story of being there used to be a kmart in Burnsville and we were my mom and I were walking into the Kmart and I had been you know really existing on Tuna with no Mayo just just plain tuna And Lettuce and really starving myself. I took it too far and I hated K.. Mart parking lot so talk about biochemical damage. I was really young long and I was. I was really taking that low calorie low fat message so dry tuna basically with dry lettuce And I was depriving myself. And then I that's where it began really so then you do that long enough and then you start to rebel. Your body starts to rebel and I gained all the way back. I started eating eating eating eating and really couldn't stop so for those reasons. I WANNA share with you. What I didn't know? Aw then which was the important biochemical fact that we teach in our nutrition for weight loss series which I am one of the teachers when you go on a low calorie salary low fat diet. It creates a stress response in your body. I mean think about that. I'm walking along and I drop over twelve thirteen the sad sad story and probably quite common still to this day. I would hope it wouldn't be but it's it's probably very common instill but really my body was telling me I don't have enough here to go on. Because of that stress response. The adrenal glands were releasing the hormone cortisol and that excess cortisol creates more insulin resistant. So that's what started all that insulin resistance in my body which which then you know initially lead to weight loss but then started showing up as belly. Fat so personally I don't want to create create that Cortisol response so now. I eat every two to three hours. And I'm not eating dry tuna on driverless. I know what I skip a meal or snack I gain weight because that court is all that when my blood sugars getting too low that cortisol response is going to help me to gain weight. Wait which is especially around the mid section eight that belly fat. Yeah and you would I think a lot of our longtime listeners have heard the term insulin salon resistance. Yeah we won't go into deep of a dive with that but insulin resistance just means that it's harder for your body to get the glucose into the cells out of the bloodstream and into the cells. So you're just more likely to gain weight to store fat. It's more difficult to lose weight. Yeah we have this great visual in one of the classes of your cells and there's locks padlocks all over the cells rights rate so if you think about it you're you're locking yourself cells. Those in nothing really gets in or out. That's you know making that happen. So essentially what was a lightbulb moment for me as when I was on these diets. It's my cells. Were locked up in that glucose that I was getting from my diet could not be used for energy. So he'll low energy. I felt you know fainting. Okay so he hit me of low energy right right

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The Target Food Haul Episode

Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

12:06 min | 2 years ago

The Target Food Haul Episode

"Today we have target hall target we went to target some of US did some of us are just being surprised by what we got thanks apprised for one of the first times I can't wait very exciting I feel like we're making up for last time because we didn't eat anything last week on the podcast now we have like two times as many things yeah we're eating every okay so I want to jump right in but you've got something for us I assuming do all right target just launched its biggest grocery brand ever it's called good and gather now the idea behind gooding gather is great food made with quality ingredients that you can have on the table fast so there's no artificial flavors no synthetic colors are official sweeteners or high fructose Corn Syrup and they have more than two thousand items ranging from organic snacks for Salad Mixes and in meals but two thousand that's like almost grocery store in its own right like it's crazy wow that's that's amazing and I actually like that name gooding gather sometimes these names are just kind of cheesy it's like this I don't want to I don't want to offend anybody but they simply also how different is this because they had simply balanced right those are the ones that they still have that it's a little different I'm not sure sounds like you need it sounds cool trying some today right Excited amy would it know though I glanced ahead because I thought we might get that question are we trying today we're excited no working so we're going to just jump right and where are you going to start today by the way with fridge finds things that you find in the refrigerated section at target we're going to refrain from calling at target the people still know people that that I don't know we don't we don't say that here it's tar get forget so the first thing we are starting with archer farms stuffed chicken breasts cutlets and they are stuffed with you wanNA guess Mozzarella and gloves close asparagus John Cheddar each piece has only one hundred seventy calories five grams of fat twenty nine grams of protein three smart points we added uh-huh were points as we did for those who love us and love weight watchers so it takes about twenty five to thirty minutes in the oven you should know this so it's not like a goodin gather it but then you have to cook it cooking but it's hands off time you don't have to do any of the stuffing rolled up this looks like way leaks like a piece of twine line that we're not supposed to eat see it maybe it is I don't know yeah like they tied it up it might be tied up bound and gagged bonus you miss no it's a it's a stuffed chicken breasts let's describe this it's like a chicken breasts that has been seasoned it comes completely raw and then you cook it with you know in the oven it's got the stuff in the middle how are we going to do this we just going to pass around the plate let's rally grabbing I don't see any Cheddar well this cheddar stuffing's a little well it really mostly chicken you know what it is it's like folded on top of it it's not in the middle grab some green beans asparagus spare guy Ma that's really coming very tasty taste fresh I feel like they did a good job seasoning which is a common mistake I know and it's not overly salty it's like a nice tiny touch of Cheddar the tastes they taste good there little overcooked Irby I like it I feel like that's a great dinner option if you're kind of bored with the average chicken dinner so you just pop it in the oven for what like fifteen minutes to thirty Don Juan and then you're done it's awesome but at one hundred seventy calories the stats are really really good so I like this a lot yeah I do like that. They didn't go overboard on the Cheddar because they could have made this fatty fat McFadden could've they didn't they did not do that. 'cause it's archer farms we like archer Barnes and we trust them but that's not is that a target bread exclusively exclusive target simply balanced now good and excellent okay next up this is no evil now remember the less of Lesser Evil or they make snacks right yeah next I like them but this is no evil foods there it's called plant meet that does not sound so appealing but it's no chicken comrade clock shredded strips one hundred thirty calories one gram of fat no evil this premise recommended by the newman sisters yeah it looks a little intimidating I have to be honest with you it looks frightening it looks like Cook Jerky I'm going to try to exactly what it looks like you know chicken plant meet actually hold on I'm Aaron recommend trying it with twenty barbecue sauce really really like it in the skillet per the package directions the texture a little bit odd but it tastes good it tastes like chicken really with us all the way it looks them eat it with your eyes closed Jimmy he's with this barbecue use sauce face for radio do you think lesser evil is annoyed that they didn't think to make themselves no no I don't know because there is no such thing is a snack that's no evil and I think this refers to the fact that no animals are harmed Lawley is shaking to that and approval yes I like it again no evil oh foods plant meat no chicken comrade clock shredded strips that's a mouthful literally and we will link you to their website because it's not just a target what else did they make. Let's see the stallion Italian sausage hit boss pulled pork we can do a rocky reference I'm in this is cool I like this brand I like it no evil thumbs up okay next up we're trying our first good and gather item Yea good and gather mild sweet onion salsa I do like sweet onion I do like salsa mild is okay this one has died Mehta's onion Jalapeno salon show you like Cilantro right I love you're not in the camp where it smell or taste no taste ooh wow brim thin and falling all over my show notes re kind of looks like the Salsa we got from all it does actually it looks like how long I'm GonNa get up and grab from Jamie computer to be eating with carrots I like it it's a little salty two little salty but and it's very very onion but I like it it's it's different I feel like I would use it as a sauce more than US also I would use it both ways I would use it it also depends if you salsa that's more like less chunky big league unique days fresh funky fly and remember we're in the refrigerated section yes ten calories zero fat zero smart points by the way the no evil cluck cluck cluck cluck chicken it had to smart points a bar do very much of Argon okay we are moving on onto a new Yogurt Chill Bonnie Vanilla Greek yogurt with cashew butter. Are you so excited mikey loves Gert I've been waiting for like the yogurts with the the nut butter I tried them no and the stats are really surprisingly reasonable so that they that container that single serve container has one hundred sixty calories six grams of fat and eleven grams of protein at six points okay let slightly high right like it's high in the points department but await Ahmed at it ooh it's got giant swirls while leases making it swirl I am making its swirl look at talented I am is that the nut butter at the bottom is that swirling in I'm trying to mix it around what flavor is this cashew Butter Without Anneli Yogurt Oh okay spoon that is interesting it's interesting because like I'm a huge fan of cashews but I like it and did they have a peanut butter version I wish they did let's say it's not bad is it like it's great I don't know cashew butter is this is so interesting so they have a Hazelnut Butter version with Chocolate Yogurt they have an almond butter version but no peanut it's not bad interesting feels gimmicky it's not amazing do you think it's amazing no and I I love peanut butter like I don't get not a huge cash a fan love cashews I don't get such cashew flavor I don't get a huge vanilla flavor I would not purchase that there's better it's not terrible but there's you better Trapani out there that is true I do Johnny and they have great options that's just okay okay we are onto frozen who's feeling ready to be Um burn out berea prior scarves I up simply balanced organic keen Wa spinach garbanzo beans red peppers and onions seasoned blend okay so this is a meal starter kind of thing and what that means is like you know at some protein comes in a bag it's like a blend of grain and veg and whatever else he wanted to but we're going to try this chemo grain I feel like I heard it was a seed or son they would you like the Quinoa Salad Quinoa Salad I heard that like eight times I was like it's technically a flowering plant Oh she's young all right let's talk calorie count about this show one hundred and fifty calories a cup four and a half grams of fat four grams of fiber five grams of protein four smart points so I would like beef that up with more vegetables and some chicken but it's good I like it more than I thought I would it's well seasoned they did a good job there friends no more not but yeah and more spices if you want not too shabby and that's another house brand so that's exclusive at target simply balance and next up this is not a house brands as a brand from our past del Monte Veggie Veggie and Mozzarella Bites cited for this Oh wow this just seems like a decade the little fine for us it's like an odor of situation it's like a little fried stuff that looks good look at this stuff veggies what type of veggies and Mozzarella five pieces one two three four five they're pretty big five pieces to forty calories seven grams of fat six grams of fiber grams of protein eight smart points I feel like I have to look at it and tell myself it's forty eight calories apiece because to forty s intimidating for it's like a miniature hop pocket that's so it is it's like the world's cutest little pocket it's so good Manuchehr mythology that is really really good here's the thing this is not an everyday food for me this is like a treat food that I taste at work I probably wouldn't have it at my house but it's it's not a bad option especially if you have kids it's a good snack for them it's not unhealthy it's not overly high in

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Today's Mantra Is 'Nah, I'm Good'

Morning Mantra

03:30 min | 2 years ago

Today's Mantra Is 'Nah, I'm Good'

"Now. I'm good Nah. I'm good lots of people told me I should see the movie. Be Brittany runs a marathon. Some of them knew me when I was a version of Brittany at least in there is I am even the same height she is and her initial weight at the beginning of the movie is only a few pounds off what mine was when I started going to weight watchers at age nineteen. I didn't start training for a marathon until I'd been running and losing weight for about a year but I too ended up at the finish line of the New York City Marathon way back when sixty pounds lighter than in previous self making many people believe that this had been the substance of my transformation but I wasn't a shell of a human before I lost weight and started running. I told myself at that for years I told the story of poor fat High School Sara Look I was a before picture on a weight loss ad I basically was I brought in my before four picture to my weight watchers meaning when I hit my goal weight so that everyone could tell me what different person I looked like good riddance high school Sara. I am sad that I spent my weight loss years reflexively hating my high school self just because she was fat. I did not need to lose weight. Due to quote unquote. Take Control of my life and losing weight did not make me a better person. Running marathons did not make me a better person either. I was actually a great person. As much as a nineteen year old can claim to be anyway. I grew as a person by literally getting older by reading books by spending time with myself sometimes while running by believing people when they said they loved me and by finding running to be a habit that brought brought me joy and made me feel good and most importantly by getting therapy which my loving friends who love me when I was fat and loved me when I was thin gently gently urged me to do when they saw my relationship with food getting a little bit problematic. The weight loss narratives in Britain runs a marathon pitched. Just as a personal redemption story bothered me. It bothered me right from the opening frames with a trailer which is where it makes its case plainly you'll hear more about that on our upcoming podcast hard cast where we talk about the themes present in the movie the fitness protection running life podcast but for now suffice it to say that. I never want my daughter to see a movie like this hailed. L. Does feel good comedy without there. Being a serious conversation about the assumptions it makes because weight loss was not my redemption and it is not mind my story if you saw the trailer for this movie in you think you've seen enough and you know what you're gonNA. Get you do not want to see it. You have and you do you. Don't have to go see this movie if you don't want to not in the name of fairness and not in the name of adventurous nece and not in the name of being game and cool and easygoing I resent the implication that someone should have subject themselves to a movie that they know will trigger them before they get to decide that actually they did not want to see that movie and if anyone tries to imply such a thing with you. I want you to cross your arms. Arms over your chest and give your best most nonchalant most uninvested. I'm good and smile the satisfied smile of knowing thyself breath you

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"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

03:16 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

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"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Like one reader discovered his new copy of nineteen eighty-four had passages that were worded different thr- instance the word faces was replaced with feces that might change the meaning of the yeah there was other other orwell books that skipped just a chunk of pages and that seemed actually be a routine experience one edition of animal farm a fairy story referred to itself else on the back cover as animals farm affair story with fuck changes the meaning again in the preface referred to another great war well work back to catalonia as homepage to catalonia so these are just like faked knockoff books or something right so terribly translated yes. Oh <hes> in nineteen eighty-four is still in within its copyright <hes> <hes> protection in the u._s. and the u._k. But like in india they don't have the same <hes> copyright laws so there's you know publishers over there. Were we're just going to make a quick buck by printing a bunch of cheap versions of it and they might not get all the words correct why they're or not intentional misspelling intentional. It's like they've been put into google. Translate him back right into great. Just print it right where they have a bunch of you like hey you type really fast. Ah type this whole book up for me. Okay and then faces becomes feces yeah so it's funny when i mean first of all it's just funny headline to say that one thousand nine hundred eighty four passages are being rewritten by amazon right but it's not like the heavily controlled version of thought control that the book imagines it's the sort of wild-eyed all consuming chaos of the internet and economic opportunism and <hes> just all of that stuff but it still fucked up because you get feces instead of faces and that changes the message like thought control parole making making things very dumb and dumber. Well look i for one bow due to our corporate overlords. All these counterfeit books <hes>. I just liked at their statement is so fucking weird yeah. They're statement is there is no single source of of truth for the copyright status of every book in every country and so it relies on the authors and publishers to police it site very orwellian very alien alien which is odd. Y'all i mean there's no single source of truth. What really okay great. Check out our tapu late in e books you can buy for pennies on pennies on. They're just putting it out there just like they put those amazing gas prices out there. If people wanna riot over written that's their problem. Hey hey don't. I don't worry about our conditions in our warehouses. Check out. This thirty cent gas cheap ass typo book. Yeah i read books all the time for free..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"In the man the packaging press right like a child from the sixty s pack from the postman. I wait my front door for the postman to arrive every ever that era era of like e commerce when like you ordered something out of a magazine or over the phone and you're like the next week you're fucking could not wait to get home just for your apparently it's not gonna fucking come the next day it is today it no night now yeah yeah but anyway i'm voting for fleabag. I don't need twenty five there. You go there you go. Aren't they. Also amazon yeah wait a minute yeah. Amazon zahn owns everything yeah. I mean i can just hear the meeting where this is pitched. They'll be like the brands are will be lining up for this man. They'll be fucking mazel day mazel mazel day. It's gonna be like it is going to be an annual thing. We just gotta start now. I know we're gonna probably lose about two million dollars on this but we got to. I mean the things that they were offering ring of. I guess what i don't know how much manicure costs but two dollars sounds pretty good. I'd get one for two bucks now if they could get this to be a national national holiday like that all fifty nine de just fifty nine day or like where where you get. Everybody gets to pay for things for at prices that they were like fifty years ago. That would be pretty. I would respect amazon. They're like or the difference. I think if you are a billionaire owner of a company you should be legally obligated had to have fifty nine nineteen fifty-nine prices for like one week out of the year rape and eat eat all that fucking loss eat fucking every bit of going to help the yield curve inversion. Oh man or you know we can just pay people fucking living wage. I don't know i've been like he's promos right well. That's the thing it has to be like cute and fun for it to work in our modern economy. I feel like it's yeah. That's the dark side though of this promo right. It's sort of when you see prices like this. Ooh wow i could do this shit right. You know like if you don't have all this disposable income. That's where you kind of see. The darker elements of how wages are stagnating and people are like yeah actually this. This feels right. This is like a world. I could live in verses one round mike. I don't know should i should i eat at this place because because the sandwiches fucking twenty eight bucks yeah. It's like acute viral stunt man. That's we're in. I mean people will line up around the block for like people are promos yeah for gas. That's like a dollar cheaper then like the average gas price that will cause a riot and they offered it for. I think normal per gallon costs were three seventy four at the time three eighty four and they're offering for thirty cents so yeah thirty should've known you gotta get a movie ticket for fifty one cents. Yeah movie passed. They made their money. If we had nineteen fifty-nine prices that's for it so <hes> another thing that's going on with amazon that kinda ties into this is kind of a good example of the durably convenient way that amazon is ruining the world so you can get like these bargain basement prices on any book like that's kind of been there thing from day one but usually they a are providing those really amazing prices by you know pulling books from other countries that might not have the same copyright laws as us until and so somebody was recently pointing out that when you order the book nineteen eighty four by george orwell online on amazon you will frequently get books that have like insane problems with.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"The biggest one was this <unk> gas station in santa monica which basically was offering thirty cent a gallon gas and it fucking caused so much. It's traffic the cops. They didn't understand what's going on because there's this bottleneck by the ten men took down anyway on the cop said to get there and just basically shut the fucking thing down there like no this. Is your your fucking up the entire flow of traffic which is kind of like this sad thing where on one hand it's like you see just how entrenched this city is in the show biz machine that they can be like hi. The city will be an ad today right and then also like the terrible able disparity between haves and have nots in the city where you have people being like ha ha thirty cents a gallon gas and other people like what thirty cents thirty cents a gallon gas go there. I will i title right now yeah yeah and it was i mean you know they had things like a scoop of ice cream for eighty cents from haagen-dazs more fucking a cupcake for for for a quarter but yet it seemed like this gas station thing was the biggest disturbance and also like just the power that fucking amazon has two wheeled or like yeah. We'll eat all that all the losses on this promo and pay for subsidize it. This is a bit of a humble brag but i am an emmy. Voter amazon is fucking relentless with the d._v._d.'s and there are streaming service right like during the whole like nomination process. It was amazon. Hulu netflix sent out more d._v._d.'s anyone i was throwing route fifty countless right yeah. It's something that i'm already streaming for free. It's funny what they should do is just give you if they're gonna be sort of slick about it. Just give you the fucking temporary pass to to stream it yes and data code but then some networks do that yeah but like in h._p. Like for the golden globes. Those members are a a little bit elderly bresso. D._v._d.'s help because they're like they're code. I it's fucking d._v._d. You remember that right right but yeah it does. It does seem odd for something thing like as ubiquitous as like amazon or netflix yeah. I know it helps. Larry cudlow is blockbuster stock but yeah. I feel like some cool. Packaging can help sometimes. I don't know like i like getting a cool package in.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

04:53 min | 2 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"End so weightwatchers is still a thing and <hes> although they have rebranded themselves w._w. Oh great yeah because that that's not confusing to anyone. Meet double dubbed yeah but they last week launched ingenue app called kirby k. u. R. b. o. like turbo with a k. Do not even know why that's so funny to me. That's the worst fucking name. That's that's like your nickname for a dude named kirby herbosa penetrable curb appeal the puck meister. It is a weight loss app for children as young as eight years old. I'm started to be used by children yes to be used by children so children and just everything about this is depressing so it starts out like at the very inception as kind of having the gloss of science because it was a app that was developed by stanford university's pediatric obesity program which sounds scientific in professional obesity problem in america and presumably in america's children but from there it just gets really weird with some that involves like they ask why you're doing this and like your goals can be to lose weight to please my parents. What's the website features before and after photos of once chubby kids who are now thin in that's in quotes <hes> the page also includes the the fine print results are not typical and yeah it just all kind of points. The idea that thinness is the ideal standard. It's designed to promote no not like health but like because you weigh in by like tracking your measurement and setting goals there are things where it's like groups oops foods into red groups yellow groups and green and his like try to eat more green. Let's read <hes> and you know that could be a useful thing to <hes> like get promote kids eating healthily right <hes> but it's it just has all these other places where it sort of gema fis like weight loss right and visualizing. It's like you're this but you wanna be this. Which is why you need curb. Oh right and as if kids aren't already getting like bombarded even more with like like unrealistic ideas of how your life or roddy should look like hi we wanna fucking may wanna mainline sombody dismore disorder into you're fucking veins yet eight years old yes so the national eating disorder association said that this poses some grave risks because it is is like giving children advice with no in-person monitoring by medical professionals so to kind of illustrate how this could go wrong a dietitian went in and basically made a profile that was somebody with an eating disorder <hes> more like a fake kid yeah so created a profile for a fourteen year old with a weight that would be low for her height her diet consisted only of mustard celery and water and she recorded hours of treadmill exercise the app then told her how well she was doing. Oh <hes> which so even when you put like what g today mustard seller in water. They're like great good job. Keep going yeah. You're still fucked up looking and you're clearly in los angeles right right yeah only eating mustard pillory yeah. Is that a real diet. I think celery. I think it's one of those things that probably like eating disorder like borders. It's all water in just just a little bit of trick yourself into like your body into thinking you're feeding it sustenance and does not feeding his weight but weight watchers take is sort of like hey kids you wanna get your own health into your like bringing control back into your hands with this app rate and i'm sure there instances in which it it is useful but it is like they're just putting it out there. It's not a thing where you're getting medical attention on a person to person basis racist to judge if this is going to be useful in that instance like right if if you're being monitored if you're using it in association with like a doctor kind of like working working with you and your family maybe that would work but because it's being like you know treated like a an app that they're trying to like make a a profit off of it. Just is going to go wrong no matter what right so like a more cynical thing is like that this is the last dying gasp of weight watchers surged <unk> insert themselves and being like this is how you'll.

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Risks of Wellness Branding

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

02:42 min | 3 years ago

Risks of Wellness Branding

"Digital wellness company and. It's what we call. It's like greenwashing it's wellness washing. Now, I guess, you know, everybody wants to get on board the wellness wagon to me at the time. And they did it. I looked at it. And I thought will losing weight for many people still a significant part of wellness. And so I don't necessarily think I need to throw out the whole white watches brand, which has a pretty good brand equity. I guess and then replace it with something else couldn't they have gone the whole Google alphabet route, and you know, sort of put an umbrella brand on top of whitewashes would that have been a good strategy or not, but he could have been putting on how many money they have. Because this is nicks vague bit speaks size. I agree with you dead. They should have stayed win the weight dos had agreed robbing into the witness carry festival. I don't know. What will Liz it could witness is such a broad turn in the stands for so much at second. He's a greedy Kravis faces the moment. So the going from one on his face into another equally Kravis face and one of the gun to drink to that our face. He's Weight Watchers in not is not in the public. His seat as being healthy breads. It may be a lose weight by don't perceive the recipe's big super healthy necessarily ways. What I perceive as being super healthy if go to the families market somewhere, North Carolina's, Bama, foods and cooking myself that hope was opera -servative chemicals and all that stuff and is for me perceived as being healthy. And this is training to have this ended where we see the companies the CPT of the wood of the if absurdity heavies the striking great way because it did not have the credibility of procedures in county because keep to not consume the not trust mass production and in many ways. Wait, what does come from an old mindset? Now, the twenty two migrate into a whole new space with the agreed moody in so take a Super League ado, no invasive on you. Sounds healing because he'd rubbing defects, even but I think it's probably stayed in the weight. And instead the fun is to create some amazing Daime based to where aiming would have been compound off the the foundation people to whose weight of the do not today's the gaming it can help you lose weight more than anything Sales. else.

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Celebrity Influencers

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

03:47 min | 3 years ago

Celebrity Influencers

"With a leveraging celebrities is really a good idea in the long term, just like Weight Watchers is about to do with Oprah Winfrey. And I was kinda surprised with his answer. Oprah story is is interesting too. Because you know, some of the some of the analysts are certainly worried that now they gonna plan to roll out OPRI and a bunch of new campaigns. But the analysts are also expressing some concern now because they worried that if the brand is going to each too much to Oprah's wagon than they wonder how deep that relationship really is use that community going to stay with the moving forward. Why in first of all analyst in all San is never been good ability brands companies because there were that would not sitting talking about things Alexa, too. So I really listen to what damage the same too. But but I do see that over Wednesday still has managed Kate. Belly will in the US through her nitwit Colo in Houston that he has a very strong before we see that in also domestics domestic that of gathering crowds. All the election seem that withhold product range of food was been vanish success live in us received that how many he has social base. So sees not necessary brand was dead. Accusing that the biggest risk or injury. However is said secon cannot am just skate by Bren and through a couple of remarks in believes six and we'll show exactly the same crop. When boom whole over win finished which was established in the beginning. He was not bring all I remember that earthly who have discussed who do Tonelli a number Winfrey. Really after I three in four years realized the only way she could good back checklists, the helm of the whole thing and run this show and search when at happens. Own as it to because he has a very strong and deep understanding of the old. And so does she when it comes to people without will awake over tonight? Wait. Wait, but he hasn't been enrolled and in weight woods to the same degree. So I said to withhold amassing over at that magazine originally was it by then had her and big money did was to knack analogy of and I know that story well because the former editor magazines Mike ghostwriter today for some of my books and end the star is very simple dead literally have guideline for how to to the users. What the end how the end of the story outs. What the total wash should or the angle of the story should be all of that has been met onto a week. Grandkids. And I when that happened she was able to leave the magazine on bio see is not gone through those Cise with weight, which is company is been a substation unions ebbs i-it's, honestly do thing that what is can get. But I think at when sees everyone is actually running the company Robin running as a remote control is he. Awesome

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People Trust Brands, Not Companies

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

00:54 sec | 3 years ago

People Trust Brands, Not Companies

"Tobacco. I spoke about a couple of days ago is the reality that I think as consumers we trust brands not companies. We don't know the company we have no real relationship with a company. Let's we happen to know few individuals so bind lodge most of your customers. They trust the brand that you represent and I think what white which deed by basically throng rate throwing away the Weight Watchers brand and try to replace it with WW is that they affectively threw away what people trusted they threw away. The very thing that they actually should have been valuing ironically trying to create a trust Mark they said with this WW. But I think they shoot him that people would trust the company people would trust the individuals behind the company. It's not have people work. I think people buying large trust the brand not the company or one of the other lessons from the white.

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Trying to lose weight in 2019? This diet ranks No. 1 once again

The Big Biz Radio Show

00:34 sec | 3 years ago

Trying to lose weight in 2019? This diet ranks No. 1 once again

"Make another New Year's resolution to eat healthy, many are trying the Mediterranean diet US news and World Report says the diet is still the best overall and the easiest Apollo just eat mostly plant based foods. That's the both fruit. Nuts an extra virgin olive oil instead of butter, plenty of fish and seafood, but cut back on chicken, eggs and dairy lab. Steer the Mediterranean tied with the government's dash diet to stop, hypertension and lower cholesterol levels. If your goal is to lose weight. The best plan is still Weight Watchers

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Is going business by business. Never been a big part of Weight Watchers. It should be a much shitter part. It's should've when I saw the ri- or all the others. Millions of should be a much bigger part. And now, actually we have a better opportunity. We have some great clients. Now, don't get me wrong. But it's much bigger opportunity. Now that we're more of an ecosystem versus kind of a one path. But the most important thing is to be able to give the business a dashboard on are you really making a difference in the health of the employee's either in reduction in absenteeism increase in productivity and healthcare costs going down. And so that's a very important element that we know. No from the businesses we currently work with that we've performed so if we have an even better offering it should be that much more powerful. It's interesting because when another thing in Silicon Valley right now is is that you don't need food food is kind of a thing is a waste of time. Which I think is interesting. You know, what people forget, okay, food is not just something that keeps you alive right food is is community food is socialization. Even if you look at our connect platform, what is the number one sharable thing. Even if you look on social media, right? It's food. It's extrensive. It's coming together that inherently is part of humanity. And I don't think we're going to give that up. All right. So last question when you started to make this change asks of every entrepreneur executive, what's the thing? You did that you got wrong. And where do you think? Would something you look at. It's not Weight Watchers that you think that's really interesting with that company is doing you can answer either. So, you know, when I think about when I say did wrong, I made a mistake, and I sometimes want to move so quickly that I can underestimate the trickle down effect when through the org. So that's over the course of a career. So I'm much more cognizant and focused right now on relentless prioritization, right of fast. Yeah. You know, I've been known that every now, and then you know, and in terms of what people are doing to your point. There's a lot happening in the wellness space that you know, I think is a really exciting because I do think people want more, personalized care, etc. But I don't think any one thing has broken. And I'm hoping that either us or us partnering will be able to do the right one of the things that I think the thing is the pill that makes you skinny I think that's the that is the thing. So what we've actually been saying is healthy is the skinny because people define what that means for them. And that's really what we're seeing healthiest new skinny. All right Mindy. I really appreciate it tank. You so much and looking forward to seeing these start to launch in January and in this year and the year end of the year. Okay. It was great talking to you. Thanks for coming on the show is Mindy. Grossman. From WW.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Boy, they Maher he's in microwaves now, but he might move over to. Yeah. So so you mentioned before you know, why a fifty five year old rand community. I think that. Yes. Are we using technology today to enable and to create more meaning? Yes. But the human Centric part of what we do in the community part of what we do that is harder to replicate. But we're very very clear that we just have to keep innovating, and we have to be more important to people and we have to have the greatest efficacy. And that's why we can differentiate ourselves they have a lot more data. Like this argument just now around Facebook and others is the amount of data. They have it's only a matter of time before. There. There's even more data about someone's actual body. You know, we have clothing the Santa about it. We have no lack of data, right? Behavioral data food science state at every element of of data. And we're working diligently to be able to use that much more effectively for personalization just like, you know, you're saying, and that's, you know, another big element of our strategy. It has to be how do you think about privacy, then because this is the big, you know, this week the things are on Facebook really boils down to privacy. Yeah. And and the use of data or the misuse of data. We are obsessed about privacy. We know a lot of personal things about people's lives and health, and that's a very significant responsibility. And it's at the forefront of everything we think about because if we don't have that we don't have a business, and we don't have a brand. So it's tantamount number one to everything we think about in terms. Of what you have on people absolute. And you think you'll have more data around them if as the the more because you're getting to the morte the more tunes, we give people the more information we have. And if we use it for good, meaning we use it. So we can better personalized their experience. That's a good use of data. And you know, I think today if you're being asked for your data, and you're not communicating to me as an individual than why am I even giving it to you? But it can't become an Citius where I'm giving that data away or you know, I'm not using it for its most effective utilization. Or what they asked you to use it for correct, right? Are you worried about in as you move more into over all health beyond just food? You get issues around insurance around people. You know, there's a lot of that worry about the concept of the more what I own. I talked to different wellness comes in like you using help companies know of someone's healthy or what the well. You know, we also. Have health solutions business Abebe business, right and thrive is doing and stuff. And as much as we, you know are launching our consumer brand going into two thousand nineteen will also be relaunching our health solutions. Brands.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"That's essentially, I mean, it looked at the cake the reality is you have to look at everything I do think the place that is going to get more. More and more critical is personalization. And that's where we're spending a lot of time. And and looking at that is you know, how can you make your WW as much as possible? And you know, we look at everything that's happening out there from you know, DNA to biometrics to you know, what's happening. Biometrics for haven't haven't, you know, thought about sensors in a while. But the way we also think about it does the science behind it tell you that if you do this you're really going to help people be more effective. And in some cases, it doesn't tell us that yet. We do think though that personalization around behavior, and the more we can identify when you're having a challenge or an issue, and we can help you or the more we can personalise everything from food to activity, etc. That's a big body of work that we're Wouldn't you think about letting. letting even more out like I have I've said this to so many technologists? I'm like, here's what I'd like is the like, I have some sort of censor my body that goes when you ate that cake. This is what happened to your sugar level. This is having put down that bagel immediately. And have this take that it's more like to wear like Tim always trying to get me to where the app watch. I'm like until it tells me exactly what to do. I ain't wearing that thing. Like just steps doesn't matter to me or or you know, what? I mean, it doesn't. They don't become a lot of these fitness apps in fitness devices. Aren't they're not prescriptive. I'd like them to be prescriptive. Right. But that's what I'm talking about part of that is personal as you know, because what may be good for me or what I like is different than what's good for you. And what you like. So the more that we can get it to a behavioral point of view where we're telling you something that's going to be relevant right or more relevant instead of just get up. I don't exactly telling me to get up that it's not. It's a really we're are we in that? I mean, you've got to be thinking about that. Because if you're thinking about wellness in general, it should be something that's actively helpful versus suggestions. Well, that's where we're spending a lot of time and research, and that's why we have fairly sizable scientific group to look at. But we we will not do anything unless the science specifically says it is going to perform better that what people. Can do today. And we see it in the in the future. And it's just a matter of when we feel that product is where we want it to me that you that people would know what see to know what happens when you eat something to your body would be to me. That's whoever does that. Let tells you that it's going to be next billionaire? You know, what I mean in terms of what it does. And what happened and what you need to do next. And to your point. There is a lot going on. And you have to be cognizant of all that's going on. But then put it through the lens of not just your brand. But the lens of is this what consumers are really going to want. And will it really help them long term? And is it accessible, right? Right. Right. Because somebody could say that if you take a moonshot, you know, you'll live an extra ten years, but it's going to cost you a million dollars. It's not really going to be very relevant. Right. So the accessibility piece for us as important as well. Right. So when you look at it, the broader. Landscape, if you're moving into health, you also sort of run smack dab into the big companies, the very big companies were used consider them partners. But you Google moving into it. Apple actually, they're both great partners. You don't see them moving into your Amazon could easily move into this..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

04:24 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"I think there there's news or apps or what's the point? I think there there there are two issues. One is people don't know. What's real? And what's not and for a lot of people the shiny new object. Right. Is maybe the thing that'll work for them. And unfortunately, that's rarely the case. I think the second issue that we have is wellness is becoming a little elitist. Right. Yeah. Yep. And so we're trying to do two things. We're trying to be the voice of real and trust. And we're trying to be more democratized, you know. And so when I'm asked, you know, who do I think the the customer could be and I said, I'm not being flippant. But if you have a body and wanna get healthier. We're about. That we can really be, you know, your partner, and you know, I've said look if you have Amazon for shopping, and you've Netflix for entertainment and you've Spotify for music, we should be your health and wellness partner, and that's our goal. And the one thing about having fifty five years of trust is that you have fifty five. Like consumer reports sort of they were on the forefront of this kind of thing and with with with they they did the reported and science-based and then they got run over by everybody. You know, what I mean like in terms of and yet another strong to try to because they have a trusted brand. But it's hard to connect with millennials in that way, or younger people. I guess not just millennials. So you have you have all these fake stuff? That's going on what you have to come at and your science based in terms of what really works or trying to shift. And then you also have all these gadgets everywhere. How do you have a you Carrie chapter has health? So it's interesting apple and fifth are two significant partners for us. So we sink about one point three to one point five million devices unique devices a month. So that's actually complimentary in our world. And for example, you know, I sync up with apple health. So especially now that we have the rewards program. I wanna. Make sure I'm getting all my credit my my points. So, you know, again, I think a lot of what we're trying to accomplish we will accomplish more effectively with partners, the authentic partners. And when I say authentic its partners that share the same desire that we do which is actually to help the trajectory of people's lives. Right, right. But when you think about all sorts of the boom in these things, and then people are in them and stuff like that. How do you look at them as part of your strategy when you have all these? You look at something. This is not going to last or what where do you see the as I said before you you have to look at everything, you know, everyone says, well, why do you need WW and you pay for it when there's all these free apps. I said how many free apps are on your phone that you've looked at once, and you've never looked at again, people do value what they pay for and our goal is to keep giving them more for what they're paying for. So if you just look at the difference in one year, what someone has from us that they didn't have a year ago. It is massive in terms of support in terms of the tools. They have terms of the information, and that's our desire. And if our real northstar goal right is to give people the tools to have the habits sustainably. They're going to help them lead a healthier lives. We'll also have the financial return on equity and to keep people. There. Yeah. And I I would tell you that one of the big reasons that you know, I made the decision to join the company is yes, I'm paid to deliver a financial return on equity, but I'm very focused on delivering the human return on equity that if we do that both will happen. I say, so when you think about with with this noise is going out there and wellness and there again, you're right. It is elite. There's a lot of there's a lot of stuff that people that without means cannot accomplish the things that you wanna do including even meditation which they're trying really hard to get it through to everybody like in that regard. How do you look at when you have to get customers? 'cause you you wanna get a subscription you have a subscription businesses. We have a subscription that's most of your business. Right..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Everyone. And we said we're going to be a wellness company. All our products didn't live up to that. Right. So every food product we make which is mostly an right, the healthy, snacks, rectus, food, etc. And it's more to support people's f- writes in streamlining sheriff, we took out all artificial ingredients preserve is ever. So so everything is launching, but care to be honest with you, I've what I've said is our biggest competition is people thinking making a healthy themselves. Right. Okay. And they need a partner, but you have to think about the new the others. Like, look, you can't ignore any competition. And frankly, some of your biggest competition is the last great experience. Somebody who had you're you're not just looking at a single lane of competition. So you have to know what's going on around. You you have to be agile and constantly innovating to create more and more value for what you're providing people, and that's the only way to manage competition. Right. And so you have these competitors in the weight watch space, then you have the in the wellness space, which is really boomed and some of it's just awful like, you know, and it's some of it's it's it used to be sort of stuck in magazines. Right. All the wellness stuff. No. It's becoming city. So I I have a page that has twenty different articles on the left and twenty different articles on the right, right? Each one the gating one. Another is good kill is bad right in this. And I feel good. I know just who you know, from San Francisco, and we have to say that. But an avocado toast. Yes. We started awful trend. It's everywhere. You know, the reality is that people are confused, and they want the truth, and we've always been science science-based. Right nothing that we do in any one of those areas that is not backed by science. We have chief scientific officer scientific advisory board, which is created our first youth and family advisory board, and that's what we represent. And that's why we're so trusted which is more important today than ever before. Right. We'll talk about that that growth. I mean, obviously, there was a big story in the times about goop. And I had Jen Guenter on who was hysterical funny about she's the she's the OBGYN who just wants to stop people sticking things in their vaginas, especially rocks. Not good. But he he was talking about the whole all the different health things on goop. And and and it has been attacking for that. But there's sort of the front runner in that kind of stuff. But it's all it's it's ubiquitous across the internet. Wait, watching not just wait watch. And health everything else. How do you combat that? Because it's just a it's a flood now online and all kinds of apps that are trying to get you into those..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

03:34 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"And if he. It's much bigger than that. And if he could give people what I call an ecosystem of support, you know, why can't we be the brand who can start democratising wellness, and touch a lot more people and aspirational, you know, try and be a brand that empowers people to lead healthier better lives and change the trajectory. We're seeing regional Weight Watchers as it was they had I had been sort of the gathering places, and then you checked in. And there was the community aspect of it. Right. That you go every week to weekly meeting and have a sort of an up with people kind of session about weight loss or stories, and that was that was for years, and then they did go online and do a lot more things. But then it was sort of celebrity people who lost weight focused. None of things which I think is probably still an important part of marketing, but what made you attracted to it because it's a very old brand. It's like he's fifty five years old a great thing. But it's also fifty five years old and people think about weight loss in a different way. So what's incredible about it is? This is a brand that has about eighty seven percent recognition matter where you are world number one, and it's much as it was somewhat dusty it still had incredible equity, and positively, and that's what I thought about it that if we could bring it to a new generation, and if we could touch that many more people by elevating relevance, you know, becoming much more technology focused, and, you know, be that much more president people's lives without losing the community without losing the expertise in the science and the things that we do. So well, that's a lot more powerful. And we'll have a lot more impact than trying to start something right from the ground there. I'm going to talk about the competitors in a little bit. But so you try to the idea of taking this brand somewhere similar to what you've done h sent like it was it was sort of an antiquated way of selling although new fresh at the time doing. On television. Right. And it was a matter of saying, how do we take very single focused business around weight loss? And now give people tools for activity mindset, give them rewards and recognition and still empower them with communities. So, you know, if you look we have about four and a half million subscribers and all of them are attached to our digital tools, and and are up and they're engaging and we even have a very powerful digital community. But one point six million of those still want to have that face to face interaction. And it's a matter of giving people the community they want on their terms, and yes, are we elevating and are we evolving, whether it's our digital or physical. Of course, you have to you have to keep an invading you have to keep evolving. But. That community pieces is never gonna go away. Of course. Not. Why would I mean what I'm thinking of is that they were slow to digital things was, you know, it's very interesting because the company was early to the dot com. Right. We're old and they were late to the mobile party. Right. And then when they did meaning Weight Watchers website more the app, right? And when they did their first foray was not terrific. And now compared today, it's almost a five star app. It's an edible platform. It becomes people's.

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"You know, it was mostly founders. Right. You know, we became really a destination for entrepreneurs who not only could tell their story live twenty four hours a day. But now had a very extensive digital video platform that. Could also be distributed beyond that to the who lose, and you know beyond. And so we transform the business accelerator the growth in the business and really became a destination for for brands, and entertainment, and we were on the first businesses to ever launch our own gaming platform called Aitchison, arcade. And the casual game front talk about the link with that why would you 'cause people already they're being entertained? So, you know, I think sometimes you just really have to understand the behavior of your consumer. And we knew we'd mostly women and there were three things she loved she loved to shop. She loved to share. She was very involved in social media and she left to play casual games women three hundred sixty you know, our sixty five percent of casual game play. If you've ever said that next anyone on the airplane playing candy crush saga. You know? And so we went out met with everyone of the gaming companies and say. Sad if she's going to do all these three things shop share and play a wanted to be able to do it on our platform. Right. And we launched Aitchison, arcade, twenty-six, casual games separate tab. You could win you know points for prizes attack. And you know, people who became the arcade members came three times as much Smith three times as long and spent three times as much dollars on the network, and it became a big part of our loyalty program. But like anything else not everybody got it right away. When you know said we were going to do it. But it ended up being real growth vehicle for the business. All right. And so you were there at H ascend to public what made you want to go. So you know, I'd been there over ten years working for Barry Diller. Well, I worked for Barry for two of them. Which was a fantastic, right? Yes. I'm gonna see them next week. Yes. He's you know, he's he loves messy very Jellison Vega next week. What I'm doing when I bump into he goes, aren't you? Glad let you go meeting. Take the company public. You think about berry though? I mean, you know him. Yes. He is just the risk taking and boldness is the essence of transformation, and you know, there's there's no in the middle with him. And you know, when I said to him, this is what I think this business could be he's like go forth, right? Right. And he'll enable you to do it..

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"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"weight watchers" Discussed on Recode Decode

"In the red chair is Mindy. Grossman the CEO of W w international. No, that's not wrestling. You might know it by as old name weightwatchers wanted to have her on the podcast because the companies in the middle of some really interesting trends around health and wellness, and sort of the transformation tech brings and I've known Mindy for a while when she used to be at HSEN and some other things Mindy. Welcome to Recode decode thank you great to be here. So last we talked you were at HSEN. Let's give people your background because you've been around the block like I don't miss I've been around the block. So could you give me some let's give people. So I spent almost forty years between retail fashion sport digital work for Tommy hilfiger work for right, Laura for ten years. Right Nike for six. Years running their global apparel business and then person and then transitioned worked for Barry Diller for two years at I see running icy retail and then in two thousand eight took the company public as H Inc, which ran HSEN the television and digital shopping as well as an entire catalogue portfolio. So all direct to consumer talk about that experience of going from one to the other because you were introduced retail lot of people are there's a lot of executives traditional retail that didn't make that leap, essentially, you know, it's interesting. I was really never in the traditional retail side. I was always on the brand side right into retail. And then at Aitchison, I again, all indirect retail. So, you know, I think that so many people thought that if I did something next it would be in retail or be in fashion. And that's exactly what I didn't wanna do. Right. And so I started the last two years I was at h. And I speaking around the world on how this idea of the brands of the future need to take technology, plus meaning and healthshare Balide better more fulfilled connected lives, which took me very much into the health and wellness arena and became very consumed. With the thought that there's a lot of not just it's called financial opportunity there, but there's a lot of human opportunity. Right. And then when I really saw the opportunity with now WW becoming more than just the best wait platform in the world. But the idea to be able to build an ecosystem to help people. Leave better connected. Live four we get there. I want you to talk about your experience at HSEN because it was pioneering. I remember meeting. Barry when you bought it. I mean talking to about talk with him. How did you look at that experience? Like, it did it was technology. It was a it was sort of a bridge technology. It was interesting when I left Nike to go. Join that business which was struggling at the time. I think people thought I'd had midlife crisis or something. Right. But what I really saw was a platform a content platform that could be remember we our full storytelling platform for brands and for businesses in a world that was becoming more and more distribution captive. But that explain what that means for people. So again, if I worked to really strong brands Ralph Lauren and Nike, and I was still frustrated with how my brand was being executed in Mesa me. Tell exactly exactly and and where you wanted to go, exactly. And I said if the powerful brands are having that problem imagine what smaller brands are going through. And there's no platform to tell their story. Entrepreneurs other brands that can't tell a story on a shelf. Right. And so when I met with bury the first time, I said, I think there's this huge opportunity to become a. Let's call it editorial programmed commerce platform that can live not just through a linear television platform, but today with the digital assets, this can be an on-demand twenty four hours a day. Right. And that was the transition, and what I said was we wanna be like food network DIY style. But you can actually buy the product. Right. And that's not what it was retelling using. Yeah. Yeah. Correct. Which they moved to each of these products had a story behind. We we moved to that we moved to becoming more of an entertainment platform a surprise and delight platform where people would watch and then be convinced by your sellers who are often very persuade..

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Kate Hudson has become a Weight Watchers ambassador

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Kate Hudson has become a Weight Watchers ambassador

Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private in tweet, shares rise

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01:03 min | 4 years ago

Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private in tweet, shares rise

"That forecast on FOX thirteen tonight starting at. Five I'm, Bruce Vale with your money now tesla, chief executive Elon Musk sent a shockwave through the financial markets today when. Via Twitter he said he is considering taking the electric car maker private at four hundred twenty dollars per share with the funding secured it. Isn't clear what prompted the tweet and Mr. musk does, have a history, of joking on Twitter but tesla shares are up almost six percent more than. Three hundred sixty two dollars shares of, Weight, Watchers international are down more than ten percent late Monday the weight loss company reported second-quarter profit And, revenue that topped Wall Street expectations and raised its earnings outlook for. The year analysts. Said the company is keeping its members longer but shares are still lower today the, broader market is higher the Dow Jones industrial average is up one hundred fifty one points the NASDAQ composite is ahead twenty five points the s&p. Five hundred, is up ten that's your money now From.

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Trump says Germans 'turning against their leadership' over immigration

BTV Simulcast

04:37 min | 4 years ago

Trump says Germans 'turning against their leadership' over immigration

"It is eight am across the emerets ban in london this is bloomberg daybreak middle east i'm tracy alloway while if you want to know what kind of a day it is in markets just take a look at where the japanese yen is trading against the dollar currently at one nine against the greenback that's your flight to safety happening right before your eyes off the back of those fresh rounds of trade tensions meanwhile flip the gm function on your bloomberg to take a look at what's happening at the wider asia's session again you can see that fight to safety really playing out there we have chinese stocks including the csi index and the hong kong hang sang both down this morning over two percent again the japanese yen rising they're up almost two thirds of a percent argentinean pessoa actually staging a little bit of a recovery after the central bank announced further measures to prop up its currency we're going to be discussing the widespread weakness in emerging market fx later on in the show but first let's check in on the first word headlines from around the world here's deborah mao tracy president trump has waded into germany's debate over asylum and refugee policy criticizing the government stance on migration in suggesting that its days are numbered he tweeted the people of germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous berlin coalition crime in germany is way up big mistake made all over europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture uk prime minister theresa may has suffered a defeat on her key brexit legislation setting up a battle with the house of commons on wednesday lawmakers in the unelected house of lords passed an amendment to ensure parliament can direct the final stage of negotiations while eu leaders are considering issuing a formal warning following a summit next week that the uk risks crashing out of the block without a deal tesla boss elon musk says a disgruntled employees broke into the company's manufacturing operating system and sent highly sensitive data to unknown third parties in a memo musk says the worker did quite extensive and damaging sabotage he's also as staff to be on alert after a small unexplained fire on a manufacturing line he quoted former intel ceo andy grove saying only the paranoid survive opec is discussing a relatively modest production increase before it's meeting in vienna this week sources tell bloomberg arise of three hundred thousand to six hundred thousand barrels a day is on the table it's an attempt to bridge the gap between russia's push a big rise and iran's insistence backed by iraq and venezuela that no change is needed and oprah winfrey has notched another milestone the media moguls fortune hit a record four billion dollars making her the first black female entrepreneur on the bloomberg billionaires index ranking of the world's five hundred richest people oprah's wealth has increased four hundred twenty seven million dollars so far this year thanks largely to the performance of weight watchers in which she owns a stake global news twenty four hours a day on air and take on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries i'm debra how this is bloomberg tracy thanks so much deborah well let's get more on our top story china has promised to retaliate it president trump follows through on a tariff threat to another two hundred billion dollars in chinese imports but the president has already warned hill double that number if beijing strikes back let's bring in our china correspondent tom mackenzie tom it feels like this is all rather quickly it is indeed it feels like a long time ago that we were just talking about the fifty billion dollars worth of tariffs the trump administration announced of course on friday china then said it would retaliate on saturday and both those sets of tarrant cements kick in on july the sixth or at least part of those times and now of course we have trump coming out saying that there's potentially an additional four hundred billion dollars worth of tariffs on chinese imports this is total of four hundred fifty billion dollars which is the entirety of all the goods ships from china to the us the us imports about five hundred billion dollars worth of chinese goods so you're talking likely if these were imposed and impacts on electronics toys clothing so there's a consumer impact there there's an impact and.

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Bank of America's loan to Remington tests its firearms pledge

24 hour News

00:31 sec | 4 years ago

Bank of America's loan to Remington tests its firearms pledge

"Bank of america had said it would stop financing companies that produce military style firearms but reuters says that apparently does not mean renting remington outdoor which makes a salt rifles the report says remington is set to come out of bankruptcy later this month and bank of america will provide forty three million dollars in financing but the deal to provide that money was made in march before the bank changed its policy rimington makes the bushmaster rifle which was used in the sandy hook school massacre in december of two thousand twelve weight watchers is looking for.

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