fat acceptance
Being asked to send a photo of myself with a shirt on made me feel like I again should be ashamed of my body.
My office has just launched a brand new weight loss incentive. While participation is not mandatory (thank god), its presence has made a discernible impact around the office.
My diet is not a decision I made lightly. Consequently it’s hurtful to regularly have my food choices called into question (or worse, dismissed outright as being silly) by people who supposedly care about me.
If eliminating gluten and processed foods from your world makes you poop better and your skin all glowy, go nuts. May neither a bagel nor a cupcake darken your gaping maw again. But let's not use evolution as an a reason to not eat a baguette with some brie.

Jun 27, 2013 at 9:00am | 389 comments

With apps that help users track calories, so that you can literally record every single calorie by searching nutritional info for foods at supermarkets and restaurants, it's even easier for calorie counting to spiral out of control.

Oct 23, 2013 at 12:00pm | 363 comments

Eat astronaut kibble, cry a lot, and then your future self will hand you a tissue THROUGH TIME, albeit one dotted with the shattered remains of Einstein's theories of relativity.

Feb 26, 2013 at 3:00pm | 343 comments

At 13, I love rice cakes because they are so featureless, so unlike actual food. They taste like nothing.

Aug 18, 2014 at 9:00am | 319 comments

One piece of red velvet cake is 14 points. See you at dinner, real food!

Jan 4, 2013 at 3:00pm | 304 comments

eating disorders
In the third installment of a never-ending series, I attempt to talk Emily out of going back to Weight Watchers.
photo shoots
Do you have any recommendations for looking a bit slimmer three days from now?

May 6, 2013 at 9:00am | 284 comments

Wrap yourself in rubber, bring a clean change of underpants and get ready to VIBRATE!

Jun 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 271 comments

Why not, for one week, just put what I want in my mouth without any of the rules, restrictions or calculations? Could I even handle the freedom??!?

Mar 21, 2012 at 3:05pm | 265 comments

Do my nuptials even count if I look like I'm capable of lifting a champagne glass or cake knife with one noodle-like arm?

Jun 12, 2012 at 1:00pm | 245 comments

Just a few weeks ago, I had a conversation with my partner in which I'd announced that I had decided that I was going to accept my body at this larger size if it meant that I could just live my life eating normally and he was fucking elated. Now I'm all like, "Uh, nevermindsies."

Dec 4, 2012 at 12:00pm | 233 comments

No one ever said to me, "Hey, I’m sorry I contributed to the development of a powerful self-loathing for basically all of your most formative years, which you would then have to spend the next decade unpacking!" No one ever acknowledged that this was a bad idea.
weight watchers
My coach was always checking in, which was nice. But I couldn’t help but think in the back of my mind that we just might be numbers to her.
south beach
Diets are dumb and they don't work. So why am I on one, exactly?

Apr 18, 2013 at 2:30pm | 208 comments

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to just put something in my mouth again without having to THINK so hard about it.

Oct 26, 2012 at 1:00pm | 194 comments

I'd stick to the pot-for-thinness diet myself, if I didn't becomes insanely concerned about the reality of my own death every time a pipe was in my general area.

May 21, 2013 at 10:30am | 176 comments

Weeks ago, the folks at Unique Vintage sent me this year's plus-size bikini. I had planned to wear it this weekend, imagining, in my crash diet mentality, that I would have dropped most of the 20 pounds I've gained since last year's bikini by then.

Jul 5, 2012 at 3:00pm | 167 comments

diet food
I am no stranger to incomprehensible foodstuffs, so why not try these gelatinous diet noodles?
body image
I promise never to talk about diets again, but I don't think that I'm the only one of us who lives like this.