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More Difficult than it Sounds

A few weeks ago, I blogged about trying to learn a new way of eating to help me develop eating competence and stop with the permanent diet. This is an update on how that’s coming along. It is surprisingly difficult

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Long Term Effects

One of the persistent myths in the fat industry is that the failure of someone to maintain weight loss is due to the individual’s sliding back into their previous slothful habits. If only they would stick with being healthy, then

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Posted in Health, Obesity

Aesthetics and Food

Right on the heels of my post earlier today, I come across this at Quartz, “One in six Americans are going hungry—ugly fruits and veggies may be the solution,” which addresses class bias in produce availability. It is an aspect

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Learning to Eat

Living in Fat Land is a bit of a through-the-looking-glass experience. The culture is neurotically focused on food consumption, frantically trying to figure out what magic substance should be added to/removed from our plates to roll back the Fat Tide.

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Diet Zombies

Well, even if we kill all the diets, they will probably keep shambling about, spewing their usual nonsense. It is astounding that people keep going on diet after diet after diet after diet, always losing and always regaining, and never

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Posted in Anglachel, Culture, Obesity

First, We Kill All the Diets

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, then our society’s approach to the wide spread increase in body mass throughout the nation is spectacularly psychotic. If dieting doesn’t work, then

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Posted in Culture, Economics, Food, Health, Obesity, Politics

Against Invasive Puritanism

In a rare case of common sense, the California Assembly’s Health Committee declined to pass through to the full Assembly a bill that would require soda pop – and only soda pop – to carry warning labels that sugar contributes

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What if the Experts are Wrong?

When you go out into the “War on Fat (Especially if You’re Poor),” what becomes glaringly obvious is that almost none of the reporting takes seriously modifying the environment of food ubiquity. The focus is 99.99999% on modifying what Teh

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Posted in Culture, Food, Health, Obesity

Crappy Diets are Ubiquitous

One of the biggest fat myths out there is that non-fat people eat sensible diets, composed mostly of organic kale, macrobiotic yogurt and lean meats, they only drink water and green tea, and they get their exercise every day. They

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Real Processed Food

Something that I encounter out in the Intertubz on a regular basis is the fantasy that all health issues, especially obesity, can be prevented, avoided, healed, resolved, etc., by eating “real” food and avoiding “processed” food.  So, curmudgeon that I

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