Rob Ford Diet

Bullied About His Weight

CBC | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Monday that he was bullied as a child by kids who made fun of his weight and he urged victims to report bullying to the au...

REBRAND: Is Mayor Ford Ready for a Political Makeover?

Kerry Harris | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Kerry Harris

If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was a client of mine how exactly would I rebrand him for success in the next election? In the end, it comes down to one major factor: What is the major brand challenge that is facing Rob Ford and how do we (his fictional Rob Ford rebrand team) overcome that?

Toronto Mayor's Diet Ends With A 'Twist'

CBC | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

What started out as a highly-hyped campaign to lose 50 pounds has ended with a slight weight loss -- and a sore ankle -- for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'Not Even Dieting Anymore'

CBC | Posted 07.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is not dieting, just weeks before the scheduled end of his Cut the Waist Challenge. Ford admit...

Week 15: When the #$%^ to Fit in a Workout?!

The Fat Diaries | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
The Fat Diaries

I've decided to make a bold move. I blotted out two hours from my schedule in the middle of the day. I set Outlook for "Out of Office" during these chunks of time and it took about two weeks for everyone who needs to schedule time with me to settle and react. Today I remembered to bring a comb. It's the little things you need to plan for.

Toronto Mayor Gains Weight, Shuns Press

CBC | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto's mayor refused to speak to reporters on Tuesday during a very brief photo opportunity outside his office inside City Hall. ...

Week 14: It's Only One Pound but I'll Celebrate it

The Fat Diaries | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Living
The Fat Diaries

So it occurs to me, how does one celebrate a small achievement like losing a pound? There are always a steady stream of stories about people who continue to endure day after day with so much more pain and suffering. And here I am, some schmuck who -- wooptie doo -- lost one freakin' pound.

Hey Ford, Cut Budget Fat Instead of Your Own

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Get on with the job for which you were elected, Mr. Mayor, and forget gimmicky weight-loss nonsense at which political foes sneer and mock. Save the city money, stand up for taxpayers. Who cares if the mayor is a tubby, addicted to cream puffs and malted milk shakes?

WATCH: Bikini-Clad Vegans Crash Toronto Mayor's Weigh-In

CBC | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Two bikini-clad activists with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stole the spotlight from Toronto Mayor...

Rob Ford Can't Lose Weight

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford can't seem to keep his weight below 310 pounds. After skipping last week's weigh-in, Toronto's mayor stepped on the scales Monday to find...

Week 10: Can a Caveman Diet Work in the 21st Century?

The Fat Diaries | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Living
The Fat Diaries

Thanks to several commenters, I've been seriously pondering the Paleo diet. But how will this work with my business travel three days a week? The fact is, Joe's Grass-Fed Meats and Biff's Farm-Fresh Salmon are not restaurants at my local airport.

Week Eight: And Then There was Cake...

The Fat Diaries | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

I remember eating -- let's not be polite here -- I was STUFFING a second piece of cake in my mouth, drunk out of my skull. "Jesus, that's good!" I exclaimed to the Bar Mitzvah guests. I was literally sliding the whole piece in like it was on a conveyer belt.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Suffers Diet Setback

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford's weight loss plan stalled for a second straight week on Monday. After gaining two pounds last week, Toronto's Mayor failed to lose anythi...

Checking Reality Instead of Weight

The Fat Diaries | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

Last week I threw a conniption fit because baby couldn't have a Cinnabon. That was a fun blog to write but reading it days later I felt pangs of shame. Is this really the worst thing in my life right now that I have to exercise some self-control around my food intake?

Week Six: This is a Diet. Not a Lifestyle.

The Fat Diaries | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

The notion that I can unfold a paper clip, stick the tip into my brain, and press the RESET button that will make me go cuckoo for Brussels' sprouts is insane. I will never change into a spa-cuisine kind of eater. I will never choose edamame over taters. This is a diet and it sucks.

Toronto Mayor Rob Fords Packs On The Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford's weight is up. After losing two pounds last week, Toronto's mayor gained them both back, weighing in at 310 pounds on Monday, according t...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Pushes Through Weight-Loss Plateau

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford is back on track. After holding steady at last week's weigh-in, Toronto's mayor recorded a loss of two pounds on Tuesday, according to CP...

Week Five: These Numbers Mean Nil

The Fat Diaries | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

Last Monday I weighed in at 234.4 and by Wednesday, I was at 231.6. Yes! A three-pound drop! By Friday I weighed myself and saw -- gasp! -- 237.4! I had gained six pounds! Christ on a stick, what happened? These numbers hold no true value when taken out of context.

Week Four: I Miss Exercise. There, I Said It.

The Fat Diaries | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

It's been a week since my last run and I miss it. And so, my fellow geeks, even if by this admission I am humiliated and asked to take the Walk Of Shame, I want you all to know one thing: As I take the perp walk towards exile, as you all turn your backs from me, I shall look at your fat and lumpy asses and think "Suck it, boys."

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Weight Loss Grinds To A Halt

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Politics

It seems the stress of the past week has derailed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's weight loss plan. After three consecutive weeks of shedding mass, Ford s...

Week Three: Dropping Pounds Without Dropping Sugars

The Fat Diaries | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

When my blood sugar takes a dive like the 1919 Chicago White Sox, my reptilian brain takes over. I can feel my temperature rise, my guts start to shake, and I jump out of bed to take a reading to confirm just how low it is. Next, fix it. It's easy as pie (yummmm, pie). Get. Sugar. Now.

Did The Super Bowl Spoil Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Diet?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford didn't let major union negotiations, a revolt from the city's transit chair or Super Bowl snacks derail his weight loss plan th...

Fat Chance Rob Ford, Diets Don't Work

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada
Arya M. Sharma, MD

Though Toronto's mayor has lost 16 pounds in week two of his program, dieting only helps short-term. When treatment stops, the weight comes back -- always -- there are few (if any) known exceptions to this rule of nature. Cutting back calories and increasing activity addresses the symptoms of obesity -- not its causes.

Toronto Mayor Sheds More Pounds Ahead Of Super Bowl

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues to drop the pounds. The mayor of Canada's largest city stepped on the scales again Monday morning and found he had...

Toronto Mayor Drops The Pounds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother stepped on the scales this morning for their first weigh-in since starting a weight loss campaign.In ...