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Winter Fitness & Fun for Healthy Weights

By Marsha Hudnall on 12/13/2013

A Texas girl finds winter fun in Vermont Up here in Vermont, you might say that we have no choice but to look with fondness at winter sports. Winter lasts a while here, and if you’re going to be stuck inside the whole time, it becomes interminable. But as a girl from Texas, I could be less than enthralled at […] Read more »

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Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

By Marsha Hudnall on 12/05/2013

According to the latest headlines, you can’t be fat and healthy. I imagine you’ve seen/heard those headlines in recent days. They’re about a study that was just published looking at the question of whether a person can be healthy at higher weights. “Fat and healthy is a myth” (LA Times) “New research disputes fat but fit claim” (NBC News) “There’s […] Read more »

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Ask First Lady Michelle Obama Not to Appear on The Biggest Loser

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/26/2013

That is, ask her not to do it again.  Yes, she’s already appeared on The Biggest Loser (TBL) once.  And is scheduled to do so again in November.  Here’s why the Binge Eating Disorder Association and BingeBehavior.com have mounted a campaign to ask Mrs. Obama to rethink this bad idea. The approach promoted by The Biggest Loser causes people to […] Read more »

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2013

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Sign Our Declaration of Independence to Stop Dieting

By Marsha Hudnall on 06/26/2013

To call dieting a plague might seem overly dramatic.  But not to anyone who is recovering from dieting or sees the ill effects of the practice continue to be inflicted millions of times over, year after year, on people of all ages. Indeed, they might say drama is what’s needed to call out this quality-of-life damaging practice that consumes our […] Read more »

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