fat
All of the risks, combined with the fact that I could just end up fat again, have completely taken weight loss surgery off the table for me. And don’t think I haven’t strongly considered it before.
weight loss surgery
I did my best to practice self-love, but the moment she told us she was having the operation, I was gripped with the fear that she would weigh less than me.
sabotage
Apparently lots of people are insecure jerkwads who try to foil their friends' attempts to lose weight. Why am I not surprised by this?
thought catalog
Her spiritual awakening did not commence as a human being until the moment she put down the Hot Fries and, trembling, picked up a raw slab of meat.
fat
A recent article out of the Mayo Clinic has found that obese teenagers are at “significant risk” of eating disorders, but their symptoms are likely to be ignored by doctors. WHY IS ANYONE SURPRISED?
tracy anderson
Or mine, or yours. But that doesn't mean people will stop offering unsolicited advice on how we should strive to 'improve' ourselves. Ugh.
overeating
For the first time in my life, I fit into “normal” sizes. I did this by deciding I was “addicted” to sugar and white flour and that I also needed to weigh or measure the contents every meal.
dieting
I went to buy Spanx, but since they won’t allow you to try Spanx on in the dressing rooms I had to buy three different sizes to ensure I would create the maximum amount of stomach suckage.
in

Jun 7, 2013 at 3:30pm | 181 comments

food
Sometimes I buy food to just HAVE it, in the house, and to know it’s there, and that I'm prepared in a food-based emergency. A bit like responsible people who keep a fire extinguisher under the sink. Just in case.
in

May 23, 2013 at 2:00pm | 119 comments

food
Why you gotta play me like that, universe?!?
in

Apr 12, 2013 at 1:00pm | 419 comments

fat
Young kids' burgeoning obsessions with their weight and dieting are tragic, yes. But surprising? Not in the least.
dieting
dieting
In other words, “Even though diets don’t work, you should keep dieting.”
body image
My scale is gone and now I don't know how much to hate myself.
in

Aug 6, 2012 at 11:00am | 69 comments

addiction
Only 15 percent of women report feeling "happy" on diets. There's a shocker.
dieting
body issues
Or you might as well learn to enjoy being fat sometimes since you're going to be anyway.
in

Mar 8, 2012 at 11:05am | 229 comments

body politics
Fat-shaming ought to be self-explanatory, but it’s actually kind of tricky to define. Here's a selection of the fat-shaming I’ve experienced over the years.