Monthly Archives: May 2017

I haven’t weighed myself in six years, and I’ve never been healthier

I haven’t weighed myself in six years, and I’ve never been healthier Last week I let slip to a room full of people that I had not weighed myself in over six years. The news was met with a collective gasp … Continue reading

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‘Fat-hating culture’: Overweight people told to take advice from anorexics

‘Fat-hating culture’: Overweight people told to take advice from anorexics A new paper suggesting that anorexia might provide “insight” to those with obesity has exposed the extent of fat phobia in our community, experts say. The paper, Long-Term Weight Loss … Continue reading

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The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity … The first episode tackles Australia’s “obesity epidemic”, a term not everyone is comfortable with. For instance, fat activists (who challenge mainstream views of body size) and many sociologists reject both … Continue reading

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Running is the best feeling in the world – until you’re heckled for being fatChristina McDermott

Running is the best feeling in the world – until you’re heckled for being fatChristina McDermott Like Lindsey Swift, Women’s Running UK’s cover model, I’ve been harassed for daring to move my body in public. It’s time ‘plus-size runner’ stopped … Continue reading

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As a personal trainer, I’ve seen the human proof: you can be fat and fitLouise Green

As a personal trainer, I’ve seen the human proof: you can be fat and fitLouise Green Fear-mongering studies are a typical product of a society that accepts weight discrimination as the last form of openly acceptable oppression.  On Wednesday a … Continue reading

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Getting fitter at any size

Getting fitter at any size The irony of fitness promotion is that it rarely shows images of overweight people at the gym or using a set of dumbbells – even though they’re the group that often needs the most encouragement. … Continue reading

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What are ‘fasting’ diets and do they help you lose weight?

What are ‘fasting’ diets and do they help you lose weight? Trying to lose weight is hard work. You need to plan meals and snacks, and make a big effort to avoid situations that trigger more eating and drinking than you’d … Continue reading

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