Shaming Fat-Shaming

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Exotic varieties of shame grow around the topic of obesity, from Facebook’s now-abandoned “I’m feeling fat” status update to Nicole Arbour’s YouTube diatribes.

The Revolving Door

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We continue discussing the Nutrition Coalition, an influence group financed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and dietary guidelines.

Obesity, Epigenetics and a Wild Card

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We can influence the impact of DNA methylation by avoiding sugar and stress, and by getting enough quality sleep, among other things.

Fat-Shaming, a Longtime Tradition

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A lot of people certainly want fat-shaming to be effective, and, sadly, many of them are parents. There are too many instances where parents damage a child because their own self-esteem and reputation are at stake. They don’t want the world to look down on them, blaming and shaming them for having an overweight child. […]

When Fat-Shaming Doesn’t Work

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Jenny Kanevsky sang in a rock band, went to grad school, ran a business, tried stand-up comedy, wrote a novel, and raised two children. Considering the obstacles she faced growing up as a broad-shouldered, rather hefty girl, it is rather wonderful that she emerged as such a versatile and self-realized being. As a grownup who has […]

Fat-Shaming in American Culture

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From the classic examples of media fat-shaming in the movies to the cliched iconography of obesity, obesity is often portrayed with a strong anti-fat bias.

More About BFRBs

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As it turns out, food addiction appears to be not so much a substance addiction as was previously thought. It’s more about sensation than chemistry. Or is it?

Self-Inflicted Wounds

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When a person’s coping mechanism is a body-focused repetitive behavior, like shoveling in spoonfuls of sugary cereal, this qualifies as self-sabotage.

The Dietary Guidelines Saga

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Is Nutrition Coalition’s campaign “dangerous and harmful” — as some critics claim? The saga of the revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues.

Lobbyistic Nonsense

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Today we consider an example of the type of resistance the Center for Digital Democracy and other advocacy groups have been up against.

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