Dr. Oz: Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shaming
Dr. Oz assembled a team of people to discuss the things we’re tweeting about the most, talking to entertainment reporter Simone Boyce, Caitlyn Becker, host of Huffpost Live, Tia Brown, senior entertainment editor of Ebony magazine, and Michael Yo, co-host of The Insider.
First up was Kelly Clarkson, who had a baby a year ago and has gained some weight. A British journalist made some cruel comments on about Kelly Clarkson’s weight gain recently. Simone Boyce said she didn’t think we should ever shame people for their weight online at all, regardless of how famous they are.
Caitlyn Becker said she’s been fat-shamed herself. She said that it’s a part of being famous. People will always be critical. But she also said for every bad comment, there are 10 good comments.
Kelly said online that it didn’t bother her and she felt awesome. Tia Brown said that the people who fat-shame are held accountable online and this reporter will pay the price for her remarks.
“It’s not okay to say that women have to look a certain way to be beautiful,” Tia Brown said.
Dr. Oz: How Long Does It Take to Lose Pregnancy Weight?
So how long should it take a woman to lose their pregnancy weight? Dr. Oz asked gynecologist Dr. Tara Allmen for the answer.
“My son is 8 years old and I’m still trying to lose my baby weight,” Dr. Allmen joked.
For most women, it should take about a year to begin to get to your weight goal.
Dr. Oz: Is It Okay Not to Gain Weight While Pregnant?
Dr. Oz shared an Instagram picture from model Sarah Stage, who has become the subject of scrutiny for the opposite problem. She’s pregnant and she looks great. You can still see her six pack. Michael Yo said he didn’t understand why she’s being pregnancy-shamed for only gaining 20 pounds if the baby is healthy. It’s like you can’t win, whether you gain weight or don’t gain weight.
Dr. Allmen said it is possible to be this slim and still be healthy. You can gain anywhere from 15 to 40 pounds. The 20- to 30-pound range is the normal range.
Caitlyn Becker said she’s never been pregnant, but she hopes when she does have a child, she feels as awesome as Sarah Stage looks like she feels in this pictures.
Dr. Oz: Ashton Kutcher Changing Tables in Men’s Rooms
Ashton Kutcher is petitioning on Facebook to get more changing tables in men’s public bathrooms. Michael Yo said this is absolutely great, because if women can give birth, men can at least change diapers in the men’s room.
Simone Boyce said that this is a great cause for Ashton to be undertaking, using his celebrity for a good cause.
Dr. Oz: Binge-Watching Linking to Loneliness & Depression
Dr. Oz said a new study shows that binge-watching television has been linked to loneliness and depression. Michael Yo said it doesn’t depress him at all. He said he watched the first eight episodes of House of Cards all in the same day because he couldn’t stop. Finally, he had to go to bed.
Simone Boyce said it does lead us to want instant gratification. She said when she finishes a season and runs out of that show to watch, she does feel a little depressed because there’s no more. Tia Brown said it’s all about balance. If you’re watching on the weekend or on a snow day, that’s fine, but if it’s impeding your social activities, it’s time to get out of the house.
Caitlyn Becker said it does depress her when Netflix asks her if she’s still watching. She feels a little embarrassed because it’s like Netflix is shaming her.
Dr. Oz said he likes to slow down because binge-watching ruins the experience for him. Michael said that’s ridiculous. He wants to watch 20 episodes of Empire back to back right now.
Dr. Oz: Does Praising Kids Lead to Narcissism?
A new article says that praising your children leads to narcissism. Dr. Oz did a poll on his website and 71 percent of people agreed with this.
Tia Brown said a parent’s goal is to teach their kids good life skills. If your praise your kids for things that aren’t worthy of praise, it’s detrimental to their ability to cope in real life. Be encouraging, but only give praise where it’s due.
Michael Yo said this is the reason why there’s so many kids who audition for American Idol that can’t sing. He said if their parents hadn’t lied to them and had actually told them they couldn’t sing, they wouldn’t have been there.