Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Shame and Weight

I am always curious how people come to the idea that shame motivates positive change. As a culture, we seem to believe that validation, compassion and acceptance makes for lazy, out of control people, with no moral compass or willpower. Perhaps it’s our “Horatio Alger” myth, our “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” notion of […]

Exhorting Obese People to Eat Less and Exercise More Doesn’t Work

In Gary Taubes’ article “The New Obesity Campaigns Have it All Wrong” in the May 14, 2012 issue of Newsweek, he points out some refreshing facts that help shed light on our country’s obsession with thinking that obesity is caused from “gluttony and sloth” or an imbalance of energy / food intake.  He cites Hilda […]

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