Monday, May 31, 2010

Now get off that skinny little ass and do something!

The Honourable Rodney Bruinooge
Member of Parliament
Winnipeg South
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Consistency Office
2855 Pembina Highway, Unit 27
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2H5

Dear Honourable Minister:
We'd like to be among the first blogs to congratulate you on your recent weight loss. Hopefully, you'll share your dieting regimen with good friend David Chartrand.
With your new found energy we'd like to recommend you investigate the vast expenditure of Canadian tax-dollars by Corporate Team TRACHTENBERG - chartrand to sue private citizens in the defamation lawsuit against CyberSmokeSignals. The Court of Queen's file number is CI 05-01-41955.
Clare L. Pieuk
P. S. Please don't send us another one of those little nasuseating automatically generated responses telling us how much you value our input which you never follow up!
Eat native diet – drop 60 lbs.
Bruinooge shows the way to inspire Manitobans
By PAUL TURENNE, Winnipeg Sun
May 25, 2010

It’s not exactly revolutionary nutritional science, but a Winnipeg MP is hoping his personal success with dieting can inspire Manitobans and help reduce the province’s growing problem with diabetes.

Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South, has lost about 60 pounds since making a New Year’s Resolution to eat a diet more in tune with what aboriginals ate prior to their introduction to refined sugars and other modern bulge-inducers.

Bruinooge said he weighed 223 pounds in late December — his highest weight ever — and now hovers between 160 and 165.

“My goal was just to get healthy, but I didn’t know what healthy would look like,” the Conservative MP said, noting he didn’t have a goal in mind. “I haven’t been this weight since Grade 11. I feel great. It’s allowed me to play longer and have more fun with my kids.”

Growing up in Thompson, Bruinooge said he saw how drinking pop and eating sugary foods like desserts and some breakfast cereals led to obesity and diabetes — a disease he said is three times more prevalent among aboriginals than in Canada’s general population.

So he decided to switch to what he calls a more aboriginal diet that includes proteins like bison and fish, as well as plenty of vegetables. Primarily, though, the former pop fiend and self-proclaimed “sweet tooth” avoided refined sugar.

“Aboriginal communities really only had sugar introduced in the past 50 or 100 years,” he said, adding fast foods and other processed fatty treats are also to blame. “Instead of having fried chicken, if more of us ate pickerel or bison, aboriginal people would be better served.

“I don’t have to be a doctor to say that.”

Bruinooge will bring his message to Winnipeg next Monday, when he speaks at the national conference of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, which takes place at the Fairmont Hotel.

“I’m not trying to be preachy. This is just my experience. If it helps someone avoid diabetes or live better in the community, then great.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send him this blogspot so he can read himself silly on the mmf etc, etc... he's sure to be enlightened further

8:51 PM  

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