FTC Cracks Down on Weight Loss Fraud On the heels of our Slim Chance Awards, which called out the most egregious weight loss schemes of 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week charged four companies with weight loss fraud. Sensa, the makers of a powder that you sprinkle to your food to “make you feel fuller faster” L’Occitane, which […] Read more »
As we get closer to Health Weight Week, from January 19-25, we wanted to re-share one of our most popular guest blog posts from 2013. Kate from the blog “This Is Not a Diet, It’s My Life” writes about health at her size. Hello, my name is Kate and I am a recovered yo-yo dieter. I have been losing and […] Read more »
Wishing you a fantastic year filled with fun, food, flaws, & fulfillment. In other words, a good life. Happy 2014!
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 »
My Facebook newsfeed was blowing up yesterday with pictures of my friends’ kids all decked out for Halloween. Little Orphan Annies, dinosaurs, Spidermans, fairies and scary grim reapers… they all looked so excited. Then, I saw something truly terrifying. Even terrifying for Halloween. A story about a North Dakota woman who has said she’ll be handing out a letter to […] Read more »