The Medicalization of "Obesity" (long post)

The Medicalization of "Obesity" (long post)

Cross-culturally, conditions and situations that are outside the norm are often viewed as social problems, and social control is often seen as the solution. These days, our culture views fat individuals as not normal, not okay. Medicalization was the inevitable result.

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How Much Will Oprah Lose?

How Much Will Oprah Lose?

We all know the roller coaster Oprah has been on. I was there when she rolled that wheel barrow of 67 pounds of fat onto her stage.  I watched in stunned silence as Oprah carted that fat onto the stage, wondering how she was going to handle the inevitable regain. 

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Daily Weigh-Ins and Green Gum

Daily Weigh-Ins and Green Gum

A real research study published in a bigwig journal suggests we weigh daily, and if we are within three pounds of our weight loss goal (the “green zone”), have someone give us something green, like green gum. Yup. Typical tips for successful weight loss from peer reviewed medical journals.

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