Oprah's diet show was her number one show of all time!
[quote]#1: Diet Dreams Come True (November 15, 1988)
[quote]In what became a milestone moment in pop culture history, Oprah rolled out a little red wagon loaded with 67 pounds of fat—equal to her weight loss success at the time.
I just went through the list of her top 25 shows and this was number one!
I can't get my head around it, quite frankly.
People cared THAT much about Oprah's weight?
Does this make sense to anyone here?
Link is to the list of all twenty five top Oprah shows.
Also interesting is how many of them were pre-1994
It makes sense that the majority of the listed favorites are pre 94'. Before Oprah became a sycophant celebrity ass kisser.
The media landscape was completely different in 1988. Not much competition. The same for anything pre-1994 and before the internet and 5 million cable channels.
Losing 60-some pounds isn't even impressive anymore, with two-ton wonders on reality shows.
I bet she wishes she still had that wagonload of fat around now.
And, OP, it was a bunch of BS in a way - was a crash - liquid - diet; she gained it all back and MORE shortly after. Not her fault, really; crash diets are usually (not always) like that. I lost 86 pounds in 4 months from (a) being hospitalized, (b) Lasix (prescribed)(diuretic); ended up fainting twice in a week, hallucinating(!) and being hospitalized 2 more times in 2 months; also fucked up my kidneys a bit.
Over the next years: Gained it all back and 40 more. Sigh. Too good to be true. However, I know that crash diets DO work for some people.