It Happened This Week: Full-Figured Fashion, Bogus BMI and Drop Dead Divas


We’ve featured a few posts about plus-sized fashion this week. Last week marked the first-ever Full Figured Fashion Week (see models for the event posing on the left). The Daily Beast has interviews with the designers while The Frisky says: “Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?”

Check out this healthy advice from the world’s top chefs. “”Low-fat” is a misguided concept,” says Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook. “Some fat is very good for you, and you should go out of your way to eat it.”

Acupuncture and exercise may ease the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, according to a new study.

The New York Times reviews Drop Dead Diva, a Lifetime series that debuts on Sunday. Apparently it operates under “the presumption that a woman can be either brainy or beautiful, or in this case, good or thin, but not both.”

Adios Barbie tells us “How Diets Decrease your Self Esteem and Not Your Size.”

NPR has the Top Ten Reasons why the BMI is Bogus.

Diabetes Mine reviews a book that Amy Tenderich says “stands out, to my mind, as a frank, thorough, and actionable deconstruction of the fifty most prevalent misbeliefs about diabetes.

Ever feel discouraged by bikini clad models touting weight loss on magazine covers? “Massachusetts artist Lillian Hsu created the website to protest the objectification of girls and women — and to do something about it,” reports Our Bodies Our Blog. Visitors to the site can print out a custom magazine cover that reads: Beautiful Just the Way You Are.”

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