Tag Archives: Fat

The Bigger Picture of Fat Acceptance

Maybe it’s the caffeine speaking, but I feel compelled to address an issue that’s been going around for a while. Today, this Salon piece called “Is the Fat Acceptance Movement Losing?” came across my Twitter feed and I feel like it’s missing one huge point. I’ve addressed this in the past (see here for the […]

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The Fight for the Soul of Fat People

(Sorry about the glitch yesterday, folks! WordPress prematurely published my post without any content as I was working on it. Here’s the whole tamale.) It must be a slow news cycle or something, because there are lots of stories floating around about the health of the nation and how to help those who are overweight […]

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They Always Blame the Meat

I’m glad Melissa McEwan said it (here), ’cause I’ve been thinking the same thing. After reading The End of Overeating by David Kessler, McEwan couldn’t help but wonder, “When I see a study that shows meat causes weight gain, I kind of want to know ‘what meat?’.” Apparently, the book blames meat for the epidemic […]

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Quick Links: FAT!

Mark’s on FIRE! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mark Sisson’s fat salvo (click here) over at MarksDailyApple.com. I was glad to see this response from him. Once I got under the umbrella of Paleo/Primal etc., I discovered that many people were there for differing reasons and via some varying methods. Of […]

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“I Could Never Eat All That Meat!” Part 2

After posting my thoughts (here for Part 1) on this common comment, I thought of more. So let’s keep going, shall we? 5) They think meat is disgusting and unhealthy. I remember the look on my husband’s face when I ordered chicken on the bone at a restaurant years ago. I was happily gnawing away […]

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“I Could Never Eat All That Meat!”

Allow me a rant, if you will. I can’t stand it when someone says this to me. I know it’s not their fault. But it pisses me off for several reasons: It assumes that I’m a hedonist who loves nothing more than to gorge myself on gluttonous, luxuriant meat. It assumes that this decision was […]

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Genetics and Exercise

The NYTimes’s Well blog recently highlighted a study that found genetic evidence for an individual’s ability to become physically fit through exercise (here). Researchers are hoping this may answer the question of why some improve their fitness through exercise while others don’t. The researchers discovered that one gene marker (called SNP for single nucleotide polymorphism) […]

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Quick Links: Gary Taubes Weighs in on Childhood Obesity

Here’s another in Slate’s series about childhood obesity. This time they went to Gary Taubes (click here): So if we’re serious about preventing childhood obesity in this country, we need to pay attention to what actually regulates the accumulation of fat in the human body. That means we’re going to have to demonize some industries, […]

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Paleo on Nightline

In case you missed it, Paleo godfather Art De Vany and The Paleo Solution’s Robb Wolf were featured on ABC’s Nightline last week. I was unable to embed the actual video, so click here if you’d prefer the original. I found this to be mostly free of editorializing and refreshingly free from the quickly dismissive […]

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Quick Links: Fat, Glorious Fat

  Kristin Wartman over at Civil Eats has a great article about how researchers, media influencers, and the medical establishment are beginning to change their tune when it comes to dietary fat. She acknowledges, as I did in my observations on pop culture’s messages, that this change in policy will be a huge undertaking. Several […]

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