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My Love Of Coca-Cola And Its Decline In North America

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I think it might be time for me to partake in a Coca-Cola addiction intervention, because apparently, many fellow North American addicts have kicked the habit. Now I’m just feeling left out and in fear of the shakes.

Unfortunately (for me, but probably beneficial for the obesity issue in America), Coca-Cola’s profit has declined in the latest quarter, with sales of the fizzy drinks falling by four percent in North America. (Overall, global sales have risen by one percent.) Keep reading »

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

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  • Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such a warped image of women’s bodies. [xoJane]
  • A Christian college in Pennsylvania can exclude the morning-after pill and birth control from the college health plan, a court ruled yesterday. [Chronicle Of Higher Education]
  • Our Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes on the scary-ass anti-abortion bills eking their way through the Texas legislature. [RH Reality Check]
  • Ladies lie about rape for money, says this guy. [Feministing]
  • Nothing says “pro life” quite like auctioning off assault rifles! [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Fat Fetish Model Consumes 5,000 Calories A Day To Achieve Her Dream

Men Who Like Fat Women
On men who are fat enthusiasts. Read More »
He Told Me To Lose Weight
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Plus-Size Models
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Everyone has a dream. Snoop Lion wanted to be a pimp when he grew up. And 23-year-old Tammy Jung wants to hit 420 lbs. so she can be a high-roller fat fetish model.

Jung has been eating 5,000 calories a day in the hopes she’ll pack on the roughly 40 extra pounds she needs. How much is 5,000 calories? Well, a woman of her size should be eating about 1,800 to maintain an average weight; Olympic athletes burn roughly 5,000 calories in a five-hour long workout. And like Olympic athletes, she’s consuming amounts of food it gives other people a stomach ache just to think about — like, say, funneling milk shakes down her throat. She can eat whole boxes of donuts, buckets of fried chicken, or “a few burgers” in one sitting. Her boyfriend Johan is called a “feeder,” meaning that he gets off on feeding Jung so she grows in size. And so do the people online  — fat enthusiasts — who watch her gorging herself online and  make requests for what she should eat in videos. Doing this, she earns roughly $1,500 a month. The larger she is, apparently, the more she can earn. Keep reading »

Kirstie Alley Continues Her Fat-Shaming Reign Of Terror

Yo Yo Dieting Isn't A Career
Some celebs seem to exist just to talk about their weight loss. Read More »
Your Fat Partner
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Open Letter To The Fat Girl
Winona pens an open letter to the fat girl. Read More »
Enough Already!
... with the reality TV weight loss shows. Read More »

Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman’s body on Twitter, cracking jokes about drinking beer and whether her “butt looks big.” I can appreciate that she’s a celeb willing to poke fun at herself. And I don’t blame her for having body image issues; lots of us do.  But poking fun at her yo-yo dieting/weight loss, which is clearly a very big deal to her and has been for years, vis-a-vis another, obese woman’s body just makes me uncomfortable. That’s a real person with feelings (and, apparently, a chain bikini)! Not cool, Kirstie. [Twitter.com/KirstieAlley]

Brazil’s Created Special Seating For Obese Olympics Fans

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Open Letter: Fat Girl
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Excited to head to Brazil’s 2014 Olympic Summer Games? Well, if you’re obese, expect to pay a little bit more to enjoy the sports. Where standard-sized stadium seats start at $28, all obese seating is $58. Brazilian law defines obesity as a “disability,” and as such requires that the stadium be properly outfitted for the disabled. Approximately 120 of the 64,000 seats in Castelao, the main Olympic stadium, were designed with the obese in mind and are equipped to hold up to 560 pounds. And just in case obese fans don’t feel bad enough about having to pay extra to watch the games, they’ll also be singled out by having their seats painted blue, instead of the regulation white used for all other seating. Keep reading »

Watch A Sneak Peek Of TLC’s Crime Documentary, “Half-Ton Killer?”

Ex In The Attic
Woman finds an ex living in her attic 12 years after the breakup. Read More »

We need to talk about the upcoming TLC documentary, “Half-Ton Killer.” If you’ve seen TLC’s other “Half-Ton” docs (“Half-Ton Mom,” “Half-Ton Teen,” etc.), this is a different beast. Yes, Mayra Rosales does weigh a half-ton. Actually she weighs 1,100 pounds and is considered one of the heaviest women in the world. But this is not about Mayra’s struggle to lose weight. Keep reading »

World’s Heaviest Woman Is Shedding The Pounds With The Sex Diet

World's Heaviest Woman?
This mother is aiming for the title. Read More »
Fat Shaming Controversy
Erica Watson Love That Girl
TV show should be ashamed of their fat-shaming. Read More »
Obese Counseling?
A panel advises counseling for obese people. Read More »
"Fat" Beauty Queen
Miss San Antonio lost her crown for eating tacos. Read More »

Pauline Potter took the title of the Guinness Book World Record’s Fattest Woman at 728 pounds. She packed on the pounds after divorcing her husband Alex, binging on about 10,000 calories a day. I’ll provide some calorie math for you. Ten thousand calories a day works out to be four bowls of cereal, a box of cookies and cheese curls for breakfast, a super-sized fast food meal and an order of chicken nuggets for lunch, three servings of pasta for dinner and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dessert. This diet led Pauline to health complications and immobility. Her son had to help her use the bathroom. Keep reading »

Obese People Should Get Counseling, Panel Advises

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Former Fat Kid
... responds to the Vogue mom who put her 7yo daughter on a diet. Read More »

Earlier this week, a federal health advisory panel recommended that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force encouraged doctors to identify and aid obese patients by providing counseling, or referring them to a weight loss-oriented program.

Specially targeted: patients with a body mass index of 30 or more — which is currently one in three Americans. Keep reading »

865-Pound Teen Cut Out Of House In UK

Emergency workers who needed to take an obese teenager from her home to a hospital in Wales had to break through a wall of the residence to get her out and into an ambulance, officials said Friday.

The rescue on the second floor of the small house on Thursday used scaffolding as a ramp to lower the woman to the ground level, the local Rhondda Cynon Taf council said. Read more …

C-Section Births Tied To Obesity

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Caesarian sections are on the rise in the United States, but a new study out yesterday indicates that the surgical birth method may have an unexpected consequence. It found that babies born by C-section are twice as likely to be obese by age three, reports the Washington Post. Researchers reviewing the records of 1,255 mothers and babies discovered that 7.5 percent of those born vaginally were obese at three, vs. 15.7 percent of those born by C-section. Read more…

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