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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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Fat and Healthy

The very hardest part of refusing to play ball with the Diet Zombies is trying to disconnect what a person weighs from what the food police presume is the current internal workings of that person’s body. If you pack more

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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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TDEE, CICO and Other Diet Fallacies

In the weight-loss industry, there are a lot of acronyms. TDEE, CICO, VLCD, BMR, HR, and many others depending on what little corner of the weight-loss world you occupy. In most cases, they are proxies for other things, and provide

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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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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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The Myth of Sisyphus

The prognosis is worse than not good. The prognosis is that the condition is terminal. We denizens of Fat Land are aware that the task of losing weight is a terminal condition. Most of us will die in the process.

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Diet Soda Does Not Make You Fat

Today’s round of pearl clutching by the food paranoiacs is brought on by the absolutely unsurprising news that zero-calorie beverages (aka, diet sodas) do not make you pile on the pounds. Worse, it may be that indulging in some sweet

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Health Class

As I asked in an early post, Not Obvious, just what is “health” (and all variants of the term) when it comes to food? The Fed Up documentary has people blathering about “healthy eating” and “healthy food,” but how well

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