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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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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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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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The Land of the Fat

The big news in the War on Fat this morning is a research analysis paper published in The Lancet. It is a survey of studies and reports of height and weight in populations around the world. It is, oddly enough,

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Food Security

I’m chuckling over the news of the day. Variations on this headline, Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic, are all over. Societal body mass has increased because food is cheap to buy and easy to consume. In short,

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Posted in Economics, Food, Obesity

It Adds Up

I’m a little sorry to keep harping on the Fed Up “documentary” but it encapsulates so much of what is wrong with food politics in this country that it’s the gift that keeps on giving. The fun today is its

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Proxies

My biggest objection to the War on Fat People (and, good lord and little fishes, but I do have a lot of objections to this war…) is the sad fact that there is very little (if any) genuine concern for

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A Spoonful of Sugar

Why won’t I take the obesity epidemic and onslaught of bad, manufactured food seriously? Do I really not care about children weighing 200 pounds, about the rocketing incidence of diabetes, the intense marketing of food that is calorically dense and

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