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Confession

When I was in high school — when my dad was still driving me to school, so age 14 or 15 — my mom found diet pills in one of my dresser drawers. “Are you using these to stay awake?”

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Book Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Cover of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

This post will contain discussion of disordered eating, including binge eating and dieting, as well as body policing. Additionally, it will contain discussion of rape. Finally, there will also be spoilers about the book’s plot and ending. Whenever I read

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Ridiculous Quotes

From this New York Times article on changing the rules for school lunches. With respect to the article as a whole, I am very much for adding green veggies to school lunches in order to provide more balanced nutritional content.

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Diet Advice Circle

An amalgam, only slightly exaggerated for humor, of most of the diet advice I’ve received (solicited or un): Them: You don’t need to restrict calories to diet. Just eat sensibly, avoid processed foods, and cook whole foods at home. Me:

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Why I’m Frustrated by Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Loss

Not because she went from a double-digit size to a single-digit size. She is the boss of her body. Not because she’s prouder of her weight loss than she is of her Oscar. Again, it’s her life, and she’s free

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Work Wellness Challenge

At work right now, we’re having a wellness challenge, where the overall challenge is made up of several dietary and exercise challenges. (It seems this wellness challenge lives almost entirely in the realm of physical wellness.) A lot of the

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The SHEER WILLPOWER Diet

This post discusses fat shaming, dieting, and disordered eating patterns. Recently at The Curvy Nerd, Alexa expressed her frustration with other Internet commenters who evangelize (and cast judgment) via the “sheer willpower” diet: And, for the record, the SHEER WILLPOWER

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