Could you take a portable breathalyzer to the gym? More
People “choose” to be skinny all the time. At least we’re supposed to think they can. You can’t really watch television without an advertisement enthusiastically telling you that you can make better choices and choose to be thin! And many people, especially women, buy into that. That’s probably because they receive a tremendous amount of societal pressure to be skinny. So what happens if you just decide that you’re going to choose to be obese? More
I don’t think the lesson gathered from this story should necessarily be “supermodels: they’re just like us because even beautiful people feel terrible about themselves!” I’m not going to put up a photo of Brinkley on the cover of Sports Illustrated and be all, “Can you believe she thought she was fat even though her body fits into conventional standards of attractiveness?!” Just so you know in advance. More
New York Observer Rex Reed recently said quite a few unpleasant things about Melissa McCarthy when reviewing Identity Thief, her recent comedy with Jason Bateman. More specifically, he called her “tractor-sized” and refers to the starring pair as “Mr. Bateman and his female hippo.” … More
Because first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby carriage fitted with Shakeweights and Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook. More
When I first moved to New York City, it was around the time of the Clinton and Monica Lewisnsky scandal. I had short, dark layered hair and was considerably… voluptuous. More
“I’m trying to do this the healthy way.”
“Do it the healthy way, just do it faster.” More
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Apparently, in the 1920′s people were just eating chicken kiev until 8 in the morning. More
A restaurant called Steam has recently popped up that promises that none of its meals will cause diners to gain weight. The meals promise to be calorie neutral. So… diners will only be dining on celery sticks flavored with their own tears? Not really. The menu sounds great, and encompasses dishes like: More
Why is Mayor of Newark Cory Booker on a diet? More
“You look so skinny,” my friends would eagerly say to me. It was the end of summer after I had spent nearly 3 months running 5 miles each morning and obsessively counting calories. I was still throwing up on occasion, but I was also attempting to lose weight “healthily” though there was obviously nothing healthy about my behavior.
After just 10 weeks, I had managed to go from 150 pounds to 120, reducing my size from a 10/12 to a 6 (or 4, depending on the store). At 5’7″, 120 is just on the “normal” side of the medical spectrum, but I did not look like my normal self. More
If you are a woman society deems overweight, they also think you are probably a criminal. Why? Because your excess body weight gives you the energy to be a jewel thief that many of us lack? I don’t know. It’s pretty crazy. More