Sunday, October 23, 2016

What are We Sacrificing for External Beauty?

In GINA KOLATA‘s June 28 New York Times article “Flavor is the Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study Finds,” she reveals that scientists have found the reason why modern tomatoes have lost their robust sweetness. The reason? They had genetically altered a gene in order that tomatoes could bear a uniform luscious scarlet color […]

New Book Tells Women to Stop Fretting About Their Health

January 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Fitness, HAES

According to this New York Times blog post, Dr. Susan M. Love, one of the country’s most respected women’s health specialists, offers a new rule that I think will surprise many women (who are being inundated with New Year’s resolution messaging about getting thin NOW): stop worrying about your health.

NYTimes — New Goal for the Obese: Zero Gain in Pregnancy

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Obesity, Pregnancy

Let me state up front that I’m not pregnant — but that eventually I’d like to become a mom, so I have been doing a lot of reading on pregnancy.

About a year and a half ago on my blog, at the height of my disordered eating issues, I admitted that pregnancy weight scares me quite a bit — but not enough that I would not be willing to embrace it when the time comes.

(Since then, fellow WATRD blogger Claire Mysko’s book, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat, came out and has been a helpful tool for people like me who are working through body image issues; I hope to read it again when I’m pregnant someday).

Anyway, for most women, the notion of pregnancy weight is daunting — even if you know it’s for a an amazingly good reason.

But imagine if you were clinically obese and told not to gain any weight during pregnancy? We know obesity carries with it many risk factors, but what would that do to your mind, and to your body? To your baby’s development?

And so reading this article in the New York Times today, New Goal for the Obese: Zero Gain in Pregnancy really gave me pause.

Kids: Overeating on Pocket Change

October 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism, Food Revolution, Media Literacy

A recent New York Times article, “Overeating on Pocket Change,” caught my eye. Per the article, “… Low-income children in Philadelphia with about one dollar in pocket money managed to purchase almost 400 calories worth of snack food at convenience stores on the way to and from school, according to study published on Monday in […]

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