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Let’s Hold Doctors Accountable. A New Form of Activism?

December 17, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of physicians recommending weight loss and weight loss surgery.

I was noodling around on the Health at Every Size® (HAES) Facebook page the other day and a woman was expressing dissatisfaction with a primary care doctor who had been pushing weight loss surgery on her even though she’d already explained previously that she wasn’t in the market for that. A variety of people commiserated and a few offered their own doctor stories, or mentioned the First Do No Harm site or Lesley Kinzel’s #DiagnosisFat.

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Dr. Katz’s Got the Fix, or So He Thinks

December 16, 2014

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Trigger warning: Frank discussion of mainstream anti-obesity rhetoric.

Dr. Katz Medicine Douche

Dr. Katz, Metaphorical Physician

Dude, Dr. David Katz, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, wants you to know that if we simply treated obesity like drowning or health like wealth, all would be right with the world … meaning that we’d all be thin. You know, because it’s just that easy.

Just. That. Easy.

Because Dr. Katz is a pragmatist.

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Getting Back to 30 Minutes a Day (or Haters Can Kiss My Fat Ass)

December 12, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of diet and exercise to improve health.

Just about a year ago, I realized I had to do something to help myself feel better. I was physically miserable — collapsing with exhaustion by 3:30 in the afternoon, suffering from a lot of swelling and water retention, hurting, not sleeping.

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Gift Exchange —

December 11, 2014

After nearly five years of writing about the issues that matter most to fat people, we are doing something we’ve never done before: ask you for help.

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Being Fat and Winning in the Face of Challenge

December 8, 2014

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Trigger warning: Weight loss discussion.

I have recently found myself saying that I welcome challenges to my way of thinking and beliefs. I say that because I find that having the discussion about why I feel, think and believe the way that I do helps me to re-feel all the Startfeelings that brought me to this place I am in today. It helps me to confirm to myself the stuff that defines who I am and why I am this way.

And it gives me an opportunity to open up a new possibility for someone else.

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Soul’s Breath —

December 5, 2014

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Note: The following piece is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of the blog as a whole. I will allow our bloggers to decide whether they agree or not.

When I first saw #Ferguson on Twitter, I thought “Ferguson Ferguson?”

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Long-Term Benefits of Weight-Loss Plans Unclear

December 4, 2014

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Trigger warning: Weight loss research.

Here’s another article to add to the “No shit, Sherlock” file: “Long-term Benefits of Weight-loss Plans Unclear.”

Weight Watchers Before and After

Weight Watchers’ most effective transformation to date.

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