Does Al Sharpton look unhealthy to you?15
The Rev. Al Sharpton was once recognized by his weight. He was one of the biggest things on TV, both metaphorically and physically. Obesity is unhealthy, many people know that. Also, African Americans are hit the worst by the obesity epidemic, mainly because black people consume the least healthy foods.
Sharpton is now much smaller, but some are thinking that he’s too small. His skinny, frail frame gives the image of an old man who can barely walk, rather than a man that is full of life. Some are saying that he either took his weight loss too far or is dealing with a secret health problem that no one else knows about.
But Sharpton says that his fat days are behind him and he’s not going back for anything.
“I’m never going to be fat — never again,” Sharpton said told the New York Daily News.
For his 60th birthday, the 129 pound Sharpton says that he feels “younger and more energetic” than he has in the past. He once tipped the scales at 305 pounds, so he’s 176 pounds lighter than he was at his peak. Sharpton says that it was his daughter that inspired him to lose the weight.
“I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn’t take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat,” Sharpton recalled. “That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.”
Here’s what Sharpton says that he eats every day in order to remain healthy.
- 3 slices of whole wheat toast
- 2 bottles of fresh green juice
Sharpton also has a message for anyone who is worried about his new appearance.
“I’d say, ‘You should’ve worried about me when I was obese’. I’m healthier now than I was when I was obese.”