Published on Apr 4, 2013
2 girls, 12 cupcakes. What more could you want? If you were part of the 0.08% of the population who actually answered that rhetorical questions with, "diet news," then by golly, this is the video for you!
Without further ado, we give you, our April Fools' week episode...
Presented by Tough Guppy Productions.
ERIN: 1 out of every 3 kids in America is reportedly overweight, but a new study shows "The Secret" to treating childhood obesity just might be found in self-help.
I'm Erin Darling and you're watching THEPOPFIX.
According to a new study from UC San Diego, parents can help their kids lose weight by using self-help techniques, such as bi-weekly meetings with a pediatrician like meetings with a life coach, in order to keep their child on the right track.
This method is said to be very effective when it comes to teaching children and parents the importance of eating healthy foods, how to record and keep track of habits, and how to set limits, especially when it comes to temptation.
Enter Nicole with a plate full of cupcakes
NICOLE: Hey Erin! Want some cupcakes?
ERIN: Hey, Nicole, didn't know you were you coming by today. And, I'm kind of in the middle of something right now...
Nicole takes a bite of a cupcake
NICOLE: Okay. I'll wait.
Nicole stands there and continues to eat cupcakes
ERIN: Anyway, so according a study published in medical journal, "Pediatrics," it was found that children who used these self-help techniques helped the average participant lose 5 pounds over a 5 month period of time -- are those from Sprinkles?
Nicole, still eating...
NICOLE: Yeah. Limited edition flavor, they're totally sold out.
ERIN: Dammit. I'm trying not to eat sugar, but those look really good.
NICOLE: Well, duh, that's why I brought them. You could just have, like, half.
ERIN: You know what, you're totally right. I have self control. I'll eat just have half.
Erin starts eating a cupcake, continues reading off the teleprompter.
ERIN: The idea behind the self-help philosophy is to keep kids and their parents accountable for their actions, and to help doctors monitor progress - Holy crap. What's in this?
NICOLE: Coconut, vanilla, crack, rainbows, unicorns...
ERIN: You're going to have to finish this story for me.
Nicole reads off the teleprompter. They both eat cupcakes.
NICOLE: Medical professionals say this could be the future of weight loss and help in reducing childhood obesity, as it gives kids, parents and doctors a way to keep track of healthy habits which can turn into long-lasting health benefits.
Nicole gets to the outro of the story. Erin is in the midst of getting weird with a cupcake.
NICOLE: It's at the end, am I supposed to say your name here?
ERIN: Just keep going!
NICOLE: I'm Nicole Aimee and you're watching THEPOPFIX. Until next time, "what's your fix?"
Cupcake party continues.
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