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Music

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “If I Had You”

Dinah Washington led a prolific and successful career, but died before her time due to weight loss drugs.

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News

News Appetizers Do the SCOTUS Shuffle

What is that you say? It’s following the oral arguments to guess at the ruling.

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Bodies

Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Is It Possible to Speak Rationally About Fat?

*Shakes magic eight ball.* “All signs point to no.” 

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Sex

The Swaths In Between: Sex, Weight Loss, And Reclaiming Your Terrain

Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons).

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Bodies

Do I Really Have To Give Up The Dream Of Being Thin?

[NSFW image after cut] Every once in a while, I get one of those emails that nearly knocks me over. “I am afraid to give up the dream of being thin. I have good days, where I can accept myself and think I am beautiful, but I can never let go of the dream of […]

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Bodies

In Case You Missed It: My Top Ten Takeaways From the HAES® Master Class

Last week, fifteen amazing speakers joined me for the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Master Class.

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Bodies

What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Last week, I came across this gem of a post over at Jezebel.

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Mental Illness

Losing Myself

[Discussion of eating-related issues] I know it’s coming, and I brace myself. “Have you lost weight? You look great!” I know that the person is giving me a compliment, is trying to make me feel good. I replay the words in my head, pretend like they said “Did you get new glasses? You look great!”, […]

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Bodies

Is Your Weight Holding You Back (Or Is It Something Else)?

Saturday morning, I found myself watching the U.S. men’s archery team play the Italian team.

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Bodies

Losing Weight To Date Ain’t Great

Back in the mid 2000s, I went on my last diet ever and lost a bunch of weight. I was still plus-sized, but because weight loss wins you lots of points in our f-ed up society, the weight loss did give me a temporary confidence boost. And so I thought that it would also lead […]

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Bodies

And Now We Have Proof: Diets Are Screwing Up Our Eating Patterns All Over The World

Jezebel and NPR reported something interesting yesterday about the eating patterns of dieters. As the day progresses, dieters’ food choices get less and less “healthy.” This information is based on a review of 500,000 meals that were recorded in 50 countries by the users of the app Eatery, a dieting app which requires users to […]

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Bodies

The “I Did It, So You Can Too!” Phenomenon

If there’s one meme that makes me particularly nuts about weight loss gurus, it’s this one: “I lost weight, so you can too!”

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The Frisky Feminist

“How Can I Enjoy Sex When I Don’t Like How I Look Naked?”

Q: I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land at while I train for a couple of half marathons). As I am impressed with […]

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Health

In “Health,” How Far is Too Far?

Earlier today I read an article on Blisstree that delineates Beyoncé’s post-baby weight-loss routine. It’s centered around 4-hour workouts, involves living with her personal trainer, and represents how far our culture has taken its obsession with being thin. Apparently, B’s got 40 pounds to lose and she’s looking to meet her goal before April rolls […]

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Pop Culture

I Miss Fat Jonah Hill: And Other Mostly Pointless Celebrity Observations, in No Particular Order

OBSERVATION 1: I miss fat Jonah Hill.