Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is the Fat Acceptance Movement Bad for Our Health?

Although most people agree that promoting super-skinny models as the feminine (or masculine) ideal isn’t healthy, will the opposite—accepting that being overweight is fine—undermine the progress being made toward heart health?

Deb Lemire has always been “short and square,” a figure she inherited from her grandmother and passed on to her child. So when Lemire took her daughter in for a wellness visit and the well-meaning pediatrician pulled her aside to talk about her daughter’s weight, the 47-year-old burst into tears “because I was the 10-year-old being told I was overweight. Read more...

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