Tag Archives: obesity

The Biggest Loser and a Bigger Hypocrisy

I’m not a fan of The Biggest Loser, nor have I seen more than brief clips of episodes. I generally try not to be Judgey McJudgeypants about things, but I really don’t need to watch the show to know it’s not something I would a) enjoy and b) think is good for people to watch […]

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Caught in the Workplace Wellness Crossfire: My post for WSAW

Today I blogged about my experience with employee wellness programs and weight stigma for Weight Stigma Awareness Week. I’m re-posting it here. Read the original. Returning to work after a six week hiatus is generally awkward. When the hiatus is due to a life-threatening eating disorder and a suicide attempt, it’s even more awkward. But […]

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At the intersection of obesity and EDs: Body weight, risk factors, and diagnosis

A study has been making the rounds and the headlines today with items like this: Eating Disorders Often Go Undiagnosed in Patients Who Have a History of Obesity Could Obese Teens be at a Higher Risk for Anorexia, Bulimia? Overweight But Anorexic Teens Are Often Overlooked By Doctors (STUDY) Pretty significant stuff. And, based on […]

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How to talk to kids about obesity

I have a few friends, many of whom are far, far smarter than I am. One of my friends is a pediatrician and asked me an interesting question today. With her permission, I’m posting it here to get your broader input on the issue: For starters, I blogged about the study my friend was referring […]

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Exactly whose weight are you over?

I’ve never really liked the terms “overweight” and “underweight,” at least how they’re used by the medical establishment. But for the longest time, I really couldn’t put my finger on why. Part of it, I knew, were the way that these terms have so much judgment attached to them–that if you’re not “normal” weight, you’re […]

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When the “healthy eating” message goes very, very wrong

It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing “healthy eating,” anti-obesity, weight loss messages. They’re literally everywhere. Besides the magazines in the grocery store checkout lines, Pinterest boards, and mass media, children are receiving lots of these messages in school. More and more schools, it seems, are limiting sweets that can be brought in for […]

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