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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 17, 2018

April 22 - 28, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

by Buster Benson

"Four problems that [being aware of our] biases help us address: Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later."


When Fat People Clap Back At Fatphobes

by Ragen Chastain

“There are many ways to deal with [fat shaming] and all of them are valid....none of them should be necessary since it shouldn’t happen in the first place. Whatever you choose to do, remember that the problem is always fat shaming & never fat people.”


This Founder Once Battled Anorexia, Now She's Calling Out Weight Watchers And Helping Others

by Megan Bruneau

“nearly 100 percent of eating disorders begins with a diet; teenage years are accompanied by natural pubescent weight-gain; and heck, confidence as a teen is difficult enough without feeling pressured to shrink.”


What the New York Times gets wrong about obesity

by Reina Gattuso

“By focusing on fatness, rather than the food system, health and nutrition writers scapegoat fat people and reduce a collective, societal, economic, and political problem into a narrow, individual, moral problem.”


London Marathon: Why two women are running the course in their underwear

by Rachel Hosie

“We are doing it to prove that exercise is for everyone, that you can be ‘overweight’ and healthy..... [and we] want to show different bodies. If the elites can do it in their sports bra and what is essentially knickers, then why can’t we?!”