There’s a new article on the fatosphere in a local paper, RedEye. (And apparently I’m on the cover of the print version. Yikers.)
(Update: It’s true! Double yikers!)
Paul from Big Fat Blog was also interviewed for the article, and Colleen of the Pretty Pear got a whole sidebar about plus-size fashion, which I didn’t even see online before, hence not linking to it when I first posted!
On the downside, MeMe Roth is quoted. On the upside, Leonor Vivanco understands that mental health is a part of health, so she also got this from a brain doctor type person:
However, it’s possible to be fat and healthy, according to… Sarah Catanese, instructor of psychiatry and behavior sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“You can be overweight and healthy as long as you’re exercising, eating a nutritious diet,” Catanese said.
A negative body image, on which some weight-loss programs try to capitalize, can be a barrier to engaging in healthy behavior, she said. “I think people who are more comfortable in their own skin are more likely to exercise, to take care of their bodies,” Catanese said.
Gee, ya think?
Seriously, though, it’s terrific to see that in an article about fat. I try to make that point every time I’m interviewed, but it rarely makes it into print. As far as I’m concerned, it’s common sense: are you more likely to take good care of someone you love or someone you hate? Reason number 84 kabillion why I do not fucking get the people who think more shame is the answer to the OBESITY CRISIS BOOGABOOGABOOGA.
Thanks to Leonor and welcome to RedEye readers who drop by!