In the year 2012, Americans will likely spend more than sixty billion dollars on diets. 95% of those diets will result in people being as heavy or heavier than they started, with the medical dangers involved with weight cycling, and having taken the self-esteem hit of trying and failing at a diet.
Is there anything more fun than being under surveillance by the Friends and Family Food Police at the holidays? There are only a couple of things that I can think of –- root canal, shaving my head with a cheese grater, a fish hook in my eye…
Shape Magazine has just become hip to the studies that show that fat women have a more difficult time getting hired and are paid less than their thin counterparts. They point out that this doesn't happen to men and they acknowledge that it's not fair. But then they start doling out advice:
First, I know that I'm treading on dangerous ground here as I have friends who swear by their Spanx. As always this blog is all about me in general, and today it's specifically about my experience with Spanx. I'm not trying to tell anyone else how to live. If you wear Spanx, that is awesome and I fully support you.…
On Californication, Hank Moody's father tells him "…life's too short to dance with fat chicks." While it's certainly not an original phrase, it appears that moment of television has spawned a bit of a movement.
I caught Jennifer Hudson's new Weight Watchers Commercial. In it she says "Before Weight Watchers, my whole life was Can't." This was the most horrifying, angering and frustrating diet commercial I've ever seen.
It seems that almost every woman I know, of any size, starts to have panic attacks the first time she sees swimsuits out on the floor of her favorite store.
I recently wrote a blog called 386,170 unhelpful things about the messages that I get from the world about my body. While I was researching it, some of the messages I heard were:
I recently undertook a decidedly unscientific experiment to catalog a sample of what messages I get about my body from the world around me in a 24 hour period.