Gobsmacked

According to the Vancouver Sun, there's a new way to torture yourself through dieting. Literally: The medical procedure involves stitching a small piece of polyethylene mesh onto a patient's tongue, making it painful to ingest solid foods and forcing a low-calorie, liquid diet. You pay a nice man named Dr Nikolas Chugay to spend 10 … Continue reading Gobsmacked

Quote of the Day

We've gotten ourselves to the point where we're behaviorally and neurochemically dependent upon food. -MeMe Roth, during Nightline's big fat debate That's right, you lazy gluttons! This is what your lack of respect for your bodies, the healthcare system, your fellow taxpayers and MeMe's certificate from a degree mill have wrought. We are now dependent on … Continue reading Quote of the Day

Monstrous cookies for cookie monsters

From the NYT comes this story about the Cookie Diet, a diet plan in which you survive on "six prepackaged cookies a day, plus one ‘real’ meal — say, skinless chicken and steamed vegetables." The idea here seems to be that you will be so entranced by the idea of eating the sinful "cookies" that … Continue reading Monstrous cookies for cookie monsters

Once More With Feeling: We Already Know We’re Fat

Zuzu sent me a link to the latest Schott's Vocab post at the NYT, this one examining the phrase "fat gap." Ben Schott points out that the phrase "has also been used to describe disproportionately high obesity rates among the poor, and the differing levels of obesity in different ethnic groups in Washington D.C.," but here, he's … Continue reading Once More With Feeling: We Already Know We’re Fat

Guest Blogger M. LeBlanc: The Fantasy of Staying Exactly As I Am (or, This Far and No Further, This Fat and No Fatter)

I've got a problem. And since I suspect I'm not the only one, I want to start a dialogue about this psychological artifact of Fat Hate and try to figure out what the hell we can do about it. You see, I'm doing pretty well at accepting my body. Which is, to be sure, a … Continue reading Guest Blogger M. LeBlanc: The Fantasy of Staying Exactly As I Am (or, This Far and No Further, This Fat and No Fatter)