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Putting an Entire City on a Diet Misses the Mark

Any one of us may not have been directly exposed to the coronavirus, but we each have most certainly been exposed…

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Coronavirus Quarantine and Eating Disorders: A Perfect Storm

If an eating disorder could choose its favorite environment, it could do no better than the stay-at-home orders issued in many…

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TLC’s Hot and Heavy Gets it Wrong

TLC’s “Hot and Heavy” aims to take an honest look at “mixed weight” relationships. Do they get it right? The answer…

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Valentine’s Day While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Navigating Valentine’s Day while in recovery from an eating disorder can be tough. These tips and strategies will help make the…

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How to Stay Away from Diet Culture During COVID-19
Latest Food Labeling Research Upholds Diet Culture

How many minutes of running would a person have to do to burn off a Big Mac? Or a salad, for…

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What Jillian Michaels’ Comments Are Really About

Trigger warning for discussion of “Obesity,” fat shaming, fatphobia What Jillian Michaels’ comments get wrong about body positivity, political correctness, and “glamorizing…

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Your Baby Doesn’t Have to Like Kale: Baby Food, Food Hierarchies, and The New Yorker

When I was a child, I was called a “picky eater.” I had a small roster of foods that I would…

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Bariatric Surgery for Kids: What the American Academy of Pediatrics Gets Wrong in their New Public Health Policy

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending weight loss surgery for children. Will this do more harm than good? The…

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Weight Loss for Joker Is No Joke

Since the release of the movie Joker, it seems almost as much attention has been paid to actor Joaquin Phoenix’s dramatic…

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James Corden discusses fat-shaming.
What James Corden Got Right and Wrong in His Response to Bill Maher

CN: Discussion of fat-shaming Bill Maher aired a segment recently about fat-shaming. His “hot take” on the issue was, from what…

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