This article by Heidi_Psy.D brought back memories for me, a former eating disordered person (now healthy mom of two age 8 and 10!). JOIN IN! TELL US WHAT YOU FACED (AND HOPEFULLY CONQUERED) DURING PREGNANCY REGARDING BODY IMAGE. You’re thinking about having your first baby, and are focusing not of your bundle of joy but […]
This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell Lena, a 20-year-old college student is the quintessential example of how physical illnesses, especially those that negatively affect body image and self-esteem, can lead to disordered eating. Lena has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome better known as PCOS. Although the prevalence of PCOS and eating disorders has not been […]
This post is from guest blogger, YumYucky Oh, yes. I really did it. But I kept my bottom half covered. So that means I went topless. Now allow me to explain. Naked Yoga has been alive in the States since the 1960s. It might sound gross, bizarre and maybe a little perverted, but according to […]
This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell The statistics are eye opening: one out of three women and one out of four men are on a diet at any given time. Maybe not such a surprise in our weight-obsessed culture of thinness. This mentality has spawned a diet industry with liquids, supplements, books and […]
New ads from Pretzel Crisps will be taken down thanks to one tenacious blogger from the NYC Blog who cried B.S on this campaign targeted smack dab at those living the pro-ana lifestyle. When will these Marketing Execs learn?? Perry Abbenante, Vice President of Marketing at Snack Factory LLC, maker of Pretzel Crisps, responds. In […]
Mrs. Obama, my respect for you has taken a serious hit since you initiated your campaign against childhood obesity.
It isn’t that I want to force-feed our nation’s children and turn them all into lumbering giants; rather, I thought you were smarter and had more vision than to approach the issue as clumsily and insensitively as you have.
There’s nothing wrong with encouraging children to get more physically active, as your “Let’s Move!” campaign does. There’s also nothing wrong with educating children about good nutrition.
However, your campaign is unintelligent at its core, because instead of simply encouraging all children to eat right and stay active, you have made the choice to cast obesity itself as the enemy to be destroyed.
When we frame our battle for healthier children as a battle against fatness itself, we’re merely proclaiming open season on fat people. We’re encouraging an already fat-prejudiced society to further demonize those who bear the fat – worst of all, the children who bear it.