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Mom Forces Daughter to Lose Weight or Pay

By Matt Stone I thought Bob Greene,?perhaps America’s leading ambassador?for the statistically-counterproductive pursuit of intentional weight loss (dieting), had really crossed the line by having people sign contracts to crash diet. But Greene has been thoroughly topped by the actions of one Korean mother who recently demanded her daughter to sign a contract stating that she (the...

Does Stress Cause Weight Gain?

By Lianda Ludwig In the news recently Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch told the world that he doesn’t consider overweight women to be ?cool enough? for their brand, and doesn’t want them shopping in his stores. Governor Chris Christie took his share of jokes and bashing after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Jokes from talk show hosts emphasized that he couldn’t...

Sex, Lawns and Body Image.

By Julia Gumm Coming to terms with human nature in the 21st century is no straightforward task. We are equipped with the most primitive of biologies, a physiology that compels us to do two things: Survive and spread our genes. But teetering o?er top that eatin?, sleepin? and er, copulatin? machine, there balances an extremely sophisticated control center. It’s complex enough to get us...

The Feedbag Method: How to Beat Food Cravings, Bingeing, and Emotional Eating

In line with the shift in focus in the new Diet Recovery, I thought it was worthy to post this insightful passage from Geneen Roth’s book, When Food is Love. It’s about letting kids regulate their own eating, but certainly applies to?making the same leap?ourselves. I had posted this in an old blog of mine that?no longer exists, and it’s worth the reposting – especially...

BMI Bulimia

By: Julia Gumm When I was but a wee lass, at the dewey age of sweet sixteen, I went to see my doctor. Nothing was the matter, I was perfectly healthy, I just needed to get a physical for my driver’s license. The exam was moving along just fine until I got onto the scale. At 5’4″, I weighed in at 136 pounds, a result that yielded an unsurprised yawn from me. With the exception...