Read This Book and You’ll Eat Differently


I’ve known Diane Smith for most of my twenty one years here in Connecticut, mostly on a casual basis at events and so forth. When I first started here at Channel 3, anchoring the noon and 5:30PM newscasts on WTNH. During that time, she racked up Emmys and other awards, accomplishments that continued after she left Channel 8 and put her talents to work at CPTV.

Diane is now sharing something about the past decades that most of us didn’t know: her battle with her weight. If anyone noticed, no one said a thing, except for her close friend Mika Brzezinski, who confronted Diane and called her “fat.” Ouch.

That moment led to a dramatic change in Diane’s life, and spurred the new book “Obsessed, America’s Food Obsession and My Own,” which Diane co-authored with Mika. It is now on the New York Times bestseller list.


This Sunday on Face the State, Diane joins me to talk about the book, and what she hopes will come of it.

One thing you will notice when you watch on Sunday is Diane’s weight loss: she has dropped 75 pounds. She looks amazing, and Diane has easily dropped 5 to 10 years off her appearance. Here is Diane now, and a picture of her in the exact same seat a year ago.



On Sunday, we’ll talk about what the government should or should not do about food that makes people fat, and how local lawmakers are reacting to Diane’s crusade against obesity. It’s a fascinating conversation.

Watch the segment right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8998085

Tune in this Sunday at 11 for Face the State, only on WFSB Channel 3.

Also watch Kara Sundlun’s interview with Diane and Mika right here: http://www.wfsb.com/story/22217325/obsessed-by-mika-brzezinski

2 replies »

  1. I was on a Metro North train out of Grand Central a few years ago when a woman sat down across from me and I thought to myself “Gee, her face looks just like Diane Smith’s from Channel 8”. I waved it off because it couldn’t possibly be her. But after watching this book tour for a few weeks and the before and after pictures I am kicking myself I didn’t say something to her as a fan of her work on WTNH and CPTV. Well done and well said Diane and Mika. Can’t wait to read the book.


  2. Stop tryong to tell us what we can and cant eat.we are in america not some communist country. Ive been battling with being over weight for a long time.i got down to a juniors 21 size and i ate sweets and healthy foods and exercised. That is the key to loosing weight its not dictating to america that they cant eat what they like.sorry if you dont like what i wrote but its me being honest.just because people are over weight doesnt mean that you got to make tbe skinny ones suffer. Srry to say this but some overweight people are weak and they need to change themselves instead of worrying about stopping people from eating.im fat and im loosing weight by controlling my portions and walking and going up and down stairs in stead of taking elevators.i always park far awat from any store i go to just to get that extra walk in. Thats what i do and i will not do what you are doing and place the blame on food its my fault that im over weight.stop this food blamming insanity when its the persons fault that there eating all the wrong foods if you are having problems with food and how much you eat go to a nutritionist and a councelor and theyll help a person with a weakness.


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