Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver went on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote his new show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. David Letterman flat out told Jamie, he will never succeed. David said, “Try as hard as you might, you are never going to succeed because we are living in a culture dominated by the commerce of selling food which is inherently unhealthy. ” Jamie’s response: yes, obesity is big business.

Yes, obesity is making a lot of companies big money. Just look at all the diet pills on the market and the Lap Band campaign that is running rampant here in Los Angeles. You can’t drive anywhere without seeing a billboard for it.

David Letterman is wrong. Like everything else in this world, weight loss is a choice and you must be disciplined about it, otherwise success is elusive . You choose what you spend your money on and  put in your mouth. Whether it is a Twinkie or a delicious organic apple, no one is forcing you to eat it, except you. Perhaps if we stopped eating processed junk food and drugged up meats, we might be a thinner nation.

Sorry David, I love your work because you make me laugh, but I am going to have to disagree with you on this one. Jamie, get out there and kick some butt!