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An Eighth-Grader Totally Nailed Why BMI Is Just Another Dumb Number

Usually middle school kids are super self-conscious of every pimple and pound. But one eighth grade girl isn’t just loving her body – she’s teaching us all how to love ours too.

When asked to calculate her BMI in class, the girl instead wrote an impromptu essay about why BMI is an outdated,… More »


And The Taylor Swift Award Will Go To…Taylor Swift!

BMI has created a Taylor Swift Award, and its first recipient will be Taylor Swift. More »


Dear Cheryl Tiegs: My Weight Doesn’t Define My Health

Last week, former model Cheryl Tiegs told E! News she disapproves of Sports Illustrateds recent cover. For its annual Swimsuit edition, the publication featured “rookie” model, Ashley Graham. As a former model for Sports Illustrated, Tiegs calls her a “beautiful face,” but “not healthy in the long run.”

Primarily, Tiegs follows Dr. Oz’s… More »


Fatphobia: A Guide For The Disbeliever

This piece was crossposted with permission from KittyStryker.com.

First, a little bit about me. I’m an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent extended time in Poland and in London. I’ve been familiar with fatphobia my whole life, as my mother is fat, my grandmother is fat, and… More »


Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and again, the lil’ bean is chock full of calcium, protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and magnesium, plus it’s the only vegetable that can give you amino… More »