Tuesday 31 December 2013

Again with the Skepchick

As you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, I’m a fan of the idea of skepticism, of questioning received wisdom, and of applying scientific knowledge to social and political issues. Even so, the skeptical community can be cold towards the idea of fat acceptance. (I plan to address this when I blog about a […]

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Where’s The Acceptance Already?

Hey! Here’s me! It’s been a while since I posted anything here. A long while. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been so busy, but truthfully 2013 just wasn’t such a great year for me. Mentally, I spent a lot of last year depressed,in my pj’s, wallowing through brain sludge.. and it’s very bloody […]

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2013 in review

Free post! It’s free, in that I don’t have to put any effort into it. WP’s non-sentient robots have assembled this Year in Review post for me. If you enjoy this sort of thing, enjoy! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 […]

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Is wrong ever right?

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss surgery as treatment in hypothalamic obesity. I came across this article in my news feeds Saturday morning. Alexis Shapiro is a 12-year-old girl who had a tumor removed from her brain two years ago. She has since developed hypothalamic obesity with a 140 lb. (63 kg) gain in two […]

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Judging and Being Right

So, Matt Walsh says Jesus wants us to be judgey. He makes a couple decent points, but I don’t really agree with his conclusions. My first big bone of contention with this article is the part where he does a lot of proof-texting where he grabs one verse out of context, with the implication that […]

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Are you resolving to lose weight…again? Try this instead

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Blessings on Your New Year

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the HAES® files: Humble Beauty

by Deah Schwartz, Ed.D, CTRS, CCC As a clinician specializing in expressive arts and recreational therapies, I believe in the healing and transformational powers of art. I have worked with a wide variety of populations in a multitude of treatment settings and have seen art lend a voice to people who are suffering and are […]

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Monday 30 December 2013

Result Still Not Typical

Weight Watchers Centers all over are preparing for the January rush. Every January people guilty due to overeating during the holidays will make it there New Year's Resolution to Lose weight. Even though they did exactly the same last year....

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Reflecting on 2013

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Non-Fat Fluff: My Favorite Songs of 2013

First off, I hope everyone’s holidays are going good. This year’s Christmas was a pretty darn nice one. And with New Year’s just around the corner, we’re seeing and reading a lot of year-in-review reports and articles. This thread is no exception but instead of focusing on the fat politics of 2013, I wanted to […]

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Normalizing Obesity

The concept of normalizing obesity is used to justify practices including only showing fat people as a collection of negative stereotypes, only showing fat people as being miserable unless they are succeeding at weight loss, only promoting the voices of fat people who have succeeded at weight loss, and actively silencing the voices of fat […]

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Sunday 29 December 2013

Detroit Free Press and USA Today Article

The past 24 hours has been an overwhelming outpouring of love from so many people within the fat positive community as well as new people who have found my blog. If you aren’t already aware, I was featured in an article at the Detroit Free Press and it was picked up by USA Today. Since […]

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Let's call it done. Bye 2013 and my last bit of advice for the year.

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Saturday 28 December 2013

New Year Weight Loss Balderdash Bingo

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Friday 27 December 2013

Black Beans, Hominy, and Kale Stew

Welcome to Kitsune’s Kitchen! Today I bring you a pretty cheap, yet flavor-packed stew I learned from Jackie Mills and Cooking Light. It’s vegetarian, but you can add meat to it or leave out the sour cream and cheese for a vegan meal. NEED: 2 poblano chilies (if you can get broiled peppers, do so) […]

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Thursday 26 December 2013

Fake Your “Transformation”

Say, do you look at “Before and After” photos and tell yourself, “Wow, how amazing?” Why don’t we look at one now: Oh, amazing! What if I told you that this guy “transformed” in about an hour. Yeah, that’s right; and it isn’t even Photoshopped. His name is Andrew Dixon and he is a personal […]

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Wednesday 25 December 2013

Every Action Has An Equal But Opposite Reaction, Wait No. Everything Needs It’s Opposite ? No…

When I was little, I read endless books and spent hours in front of the television during ABC’s 4:30 Movie Monster Week, watching good battle evil. There was no end to the destruction wrought by the villainous cads and massive beasts in these stories, who always they had their opposite. The yin to their yang […]

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Try Some New Music

Several indie artists put together a sampler of music — over 70 tracks — to try. Some of it is music I’ve loved for years. “Firebird’s Child” “Light Heart” “Salad of Doom” “Tam Lin” “The Cthulhu Colada Song” “The Holly & The Ivy” “Two Guys Kissin’ Ruined My Life” “WinterTide” “Witches’ Rune” Others are new […]

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Tuesday 24 December 2013

Fat, Food, and the Anime Series ‘Silver Spoon’

I’ve been watching an anime series called Silver Spoon. (It’s free to watch the first eleven episodes here.) It’s about students at an agricultural technical school in Hokkaido. The protagonist comes from a prep school and is unsure what he wants to do with his life, and chose the school because it was a boarding […]

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Treasure This Time Together

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Eating the Food

Trigger warning: Discussion of diet and exercise, as well as a site that ostensibly includes weight loss information. I’ve had a kind of eye-opening epiphany in the last week. I don’t eat enough. I can hear the Reddit trolls now, having a field day over that admission. A 350-ish pound woman who doesn’t eat enough? […]

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Monday 23 December 2013

I see you in the mirror

Pick up almost any book by a fat person about their diet history, it will be almost the same story. Even books like Diary of a Fat Housewife where the author was "victorious over fat" has the same story of...

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Big Fat Fallacies: Appeal to Pity

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Science: not the exclusive domain of the select few

When I first started working as a research student in a proper research facility, I had to make up some gel plates my first day on the job. These are small trays, a bit smaller than a CD case, that are filled with a jelly-like material. You put your substance of interest into little wells […]

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Sunday 22 December 2013


About a bajillion years ago (aka September/October, which is still an age in blogging time) I went overseas. Since I saw some things, wore some things, and met some people, I thought I’d do the modern day version of a slide presentation and put the photos up on my blog. Despite being together for the […]

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Old Goth In Winter. Let's talk making it work.

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Saturday 21 December 2013

Big Fat Fallacies: Appeal to Fear, Appeal to Force

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Friday 20 December 2013

Baring my fat belly

Despite my spinal injury, I’ve been a belly dancer for about ten years… and I’ve always been a fat dancer. In the past few months, I’ve been dancing with an American Tribal Style® belly dance troupe. My troupe is awesomely body-positive both in practices and performances, and we have a range of bodies from short […]

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Public Perceptions of Obesity Health Messages

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Who Gets to Condone?

In my jaunts around internet discussions of size acceptance I often hear the following troubling questions: What about fashion models who are underweight, should we accept them? What about people who are so fat that can’t get out of their beds, should we accept that? Being fat is ok unless someone has problems with daily […]

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Wednesday 18 December 2013

Lying Liars —

Trigger warning: This post is all about weight loss research and the unhealthy lifestyle changes that weight loss gurus promote. One thing I’ve always found amusing is how in order to be deemed an expert on weight loss (like Maria Kang), you must simply do one thing: lose weight. If you lose 100 pounds and […]

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Should We End Fat Talk?

A clip has been leaked of an interview with Barbara Walters and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. Walters asked her “You’ve criticized people who judge people on the red carpet. You’re very sensitive to that. Why?” Lawrence responded: Because why is humiliating people funny? And I get it, and I do it too, we all […]

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Tuesday 17 December 2013

Just No Jennifer Lawrence

For those of you who own a TV and would actually spend time watching Barbara Walters’ yearly special on people she thinks are fascinating, mind you famous people. I’m pretty sure she isn’t interviewing activists, community builders and others who spend their lives helping people in need (but that’s another post entirely.) If watch her […]

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a small thing

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Fat Heros and Heroines in Fiction — Some Recommendations

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, and have found some more fiction with larger-than-usual leading characters. Interestingly enough, a lot of them are by indie authors, and about half of the books I’ve read in this genre were free for my Kindle (and I love a free ebook — it’s part of the […]

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A Gift From Me, To Me

I haven’t truly celebrated X-Mas, or whatever they’re calling it these days, in years. Originally it was due to the icky feeling of consumerism that took hold of me and all I knew at that time and working in malls would sour even the most spirited of people. Later it was out of necessity due […]

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Big Fat Fallacies: Introduction

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Monday 16 December 2013

Why I walked towards HAES™

In 2002, I stopped dieting. For 17 years, I lost weight, then gained weight, plus more. I believe dieting caused my weight gain. When the diets failed me, I always ended up around the same number: 235. All attempts to...

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Yule Bash!

Oh, I am so excited! Winter is one of my favorite seasons (and not just because I was born in December!). I love everything about the holidays, from the sweet yet spicy smell of the trees to the outlandish decorations enveloping neighborhoods to the delicious feasts and beautiful array of desserts. Many wait all year […]

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Sunday 15 December 2013

Support Body Love Wellness Just By Shopping At Amazon!

Hi there! Did you know that you can support Body Love Wellness just by shopping at When you shop by clicking an Amazon link on our site, we receive 4-6% of the purchase price of your order, at no cost to you! We can then use that cash to buy better podcasting and video [...]

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Friday 13 December 2013

Unknown Future

The other night I was driving home from work and it was very cold and very dark out. I had the heater in my car cranked up and blasting at me to thaw out my inner chill. I was listing to music as usual, but you know how your mind can wander at red lights? […]

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Reading Rainbow —

Note: I received review copies of all three books I review today. So, our blogging team discussed doing another 12 Days of Fatmas celebration like we did last year, but we only came up with 8 of 12 gift ideas, so some of our ideas will be popping up between now and the Winter Solstice […]

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Reporting Back from November's Fat Talks

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Thursday 12 December 2013

Your Concern Is Giving Me a Headache

Trigger warning: Maria Kang is still an asshole. The last month or so I’ve been completely immersed in writing the sequel to my novel Viral Nation. It’s called Rebel Nation, and it was the hardest, scariest story I’ve ever told. I dug deeper for this one than I ever have before. I had the added […]

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How to Get Shit Done

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Fat Holiday Sing-a-Long

One of the most frequent questions I get from people who celebrate holidays during this time of year is about how to deal with family and friends who are behaving badly. For me the secret is boundaries. I wrote a more expanded piece about it here, but to serve as a musical reminder, last year […]

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Wednesday 11 December 2013


Note: this was part of a post I made about PETA over a year ago, but since the awful organization has again been in the news, it is updated. Seems like everyone is talking about PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) lately. As a Pagan, I dislike them a lot. As a feminist, […]

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Feedback on the PCOS Series: What Do You Want?

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Tuesday 10 December 2013

Health at Every Size is not fat politics.

Despite all the words I have spent on this topic over the past decade or so, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about what Health at Every Size is and what it isn’t. People often conflate the Health at Every Size philosophy with the fat political movement, assuming they are one and the same […]

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Oh PETA, You’ve Done it Again

Well, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has done it again. If you haven’t heard yet (and I think you probably have), there’s been quite the kerfuffle over Plan B (the morning after pill). Basically, it doesn’t work for a large number of woman. More precisely it doesn’t work on women over 165lbs […]

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Ladies, Apparently You Need A Bra That Tells You You’re Overeating

Hey! Have you heard about that new “smart bra” that Microsoft is developing? The bra contains removable sensors that measure heart and skin activity and can let you know when your stress levels are increasing. Okay. I’m game. I guess that could be helpful in some situations. Maybe it could help you note how stressed [...]

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the HAES® files: Using the HAES Approach in a Challenging Work Environment — An Interview With Lisa Du Breuil

In October of this year, a spirited discussion took place on the ASDAH listserv regarding the intersections between weight-loss surgery and substance abuse. ASDAH’s Lisa Du Breuil is a practicing social worker who, in 2013, co-created and co-lead a psycho-educational support group for post-WLS patients who developed addictions and other compulsive behaviors after their surgeries. […]

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Monday 9 December 2013

Fat? Fit? Myth? Or Something else.

I mentioned last week another study proving fit and fat. Literally on the heels of that study was another one that the media including NPR screamed "No, that's wrong. If you are fat down the line you will die of...

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Currently in December

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Sunday 8 December 2013

Fat Fashion Fails Again.

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Saturday 7 December 2013

I Am Running Away And Joining A Weightlifting Cult

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Fair and Balanced - Some thoughts on research and media

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Friday 6 December 2013

LoZ: A Link Between Worlds

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PCOS Treatment of Irregular Cycles: Progesterone Supplements

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Variation on a recipe using Pillsbury Grands biscuits

I saw a commercial on television the other night that shared a recipe using Pillsbury Grands Biscuits to make mini pot pies. You’ll need a muffin/cupcake tin, chunks of chicken (about 1 lb, diced and cooked), 1 can of cream of chicken soup (or any cream soup you prefer), and some mixed vegetables (a cup […]

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Some Diet Company Questions

Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through the mail, the diet companies shill programs guaranteed to fail. It’s that time of year – diet companies try to convince us to join them before the holidays, or to make them our New Years Resolution and we are inundated with diet ads on television, radio, and […]

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Thursday 5 December 2013

Fair and Balanced —

Trigger warning: This post includes discussions of research surrounding weight and health. Over the past few weeks there have been a flurry of articles on the death of “healthy obesity,” also known as fat and fit. For example, in early November Time published the results of a Danish study that that analyzed the data of […]

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Wednesday 4 December 2013

Quote of the day: Easier to get fit than thin

Not that everyone has to want to be fit or can be fit, but for those who exercise and don’t lose weight, this might be helpful. [Deb Burgard, Ph.D. points out that] fat people who repeatedly try to lose weight are more likely to yo-yo diet, or weight-cycle, than they are to maintain weight loss […]

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Physician, Heal Thy Selfie

Social media has changed the way we interact with other people, including those we know and those we don’t, especially when it comes to taking and sharing pictures. With just a few clicks and swipes, we can take a photo and instantly upload it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, a blog or any website, then […]

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Tuesday 3 December 2013

Skepchick on Weight Stigma

We’ve talked before in this space about skepticism, here and here. Fat activists need to be skeptics when it comes to media reports about the science of fatness as it relates to health. That sort of science requires statistics. But statistics aren’t needed to prove the existence of something; just some reliable, first-hand accounts. Case […]

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Hipsters flogging fat hate in San Francisco

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Trigger warning: Discussion of dietary recommendations and what constitutes a healthy diet. Hi everyone! With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to reflect on the inevitable culture of food shaming and moralizing that millions of people are engaging in at this very moment. During this time, it’s common for our anxiety to build […]

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Up in the air

I recently traded one evil for another. After my doctor told me that my last round of bloodwork was “perfect,” I wrote back asking him why I couldn’t stay awake or get my legs to work in the manner I am accustomed. The typical response I get from these type of questions is a shrug, […]

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HAES® Matters: Alternative Advice for the Holidays

From time to time the Health At Every Size® Blog shares HAES Matters “roundtable” posts with our readers. The questions below were posed by the ASDAH Blog Committee to some of ASDAH’s HAES experts. We hope you will comment below with your own questions, answers, and reflections on these HAES matters. Q: As the holidays […]

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Monday 2 December 2013

Workplace wellness still doesn't work

The mainstream diet industry is having financial difficulties as more people are realizing that they are a waste of time and money. Unfortunately people are turning to DIY and fad diets which also haven't been proved to work, but are...

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