Obviously many of us here are used to living in bodies that are outside the perceived “norm” (if we want to avoid even trying to define what the “norm” is anyway). But there are times when our bodies seem to intersect. For example, it’s generally assumed that all brides will try to lose weight. It’s […]
Many people with bulimia talk about the addictive nature of the disease. Aided by brain imaging advances, scientists are looking for evidence that compulsive non-drug behaviors lead to long-term changes in reward circuitry. While we know that certain foods, especially those that are high in sugar have been shown to influence dopamine activity, new research released by […]
This guest post is from Love 2 Eat in PA I present to you today a guest post by the author of “goodbye ed, hello me”, Jenni Schaefer. This book was really life-changing for me in my recovery from my eating disorder I hope you enjoy this piece (which is not in the book) as much as […]
I didn’t realize until last night how uneven-handed some size acceptance advocates are about stripping fat vocabulary of its unflattering undertones.
Last night, I broadcast two posts through an e-mail service called Help A Reporter Out (“HARO”), seeking interview subjects for articles I’m writing related to fatness and fitness. In both posts, I used the word “obese”.
And I caught shit for it.
Forgive me for sounding naïve here (and I realize I might get flamed for my “naïveté”) but why is the term “fat acceptance” an established and regarded expression, but yet the word “overweight” upsets so many in the movement? There are very few words in the English language that rile me up as much as […]