I’ve finally broken down and joined the 50 Million Pound Challenge in a desperate attempt to eliminate the extra pounds that follow me around daily. I also figure it may be a good way for me to try my hand at eating more healthy foods on a much more regular basis.
The 50 Million Pound Challenge is a way for the African-American community to unite and overcome the vastly growing health crisis of obesity. Headed by Dr. Ian Smith, known for his Fat Smash Diet and role on Celebrity Fit Club, and partnered by State Farm Insurance, The 50 Million Pound Challenge’s goal is to bring African-Americans together to collectively lose 50 million pounds during the next two years. To date, Dr. Ian’ s fight against obesity has helped people lose more than 3.8 million pounds and the number just keeps rising.