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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 23, 2018

June 10, 2018

June 3 - 9, 2018

 

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Articles and Blogs
 
On the Poetics of Fatness
by Samantha Zighelboim
 
“Before body positivity was widely discussed, it was inconceivable to me that a fat body could be celebrated rather than reduced and invalidated.” 
 
https://lithub.com/on-the-poetics-of-fatness/
Teen Vogue’s Problematic Summer Vagina
by Jen Gunter
 
“Women, especially teens, don’t need the idea planted that vaginas are temperamental or funky and that during the summer things can go horribly wrong. Vaginal neglect is not a thing.”
 
https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/teen-vogues-problematic-summer-vagina/
The science behind our obsession with food on TV
by Nick Adams
 
“colour of plates, utensils, lighting & the food itself are important in food presentation because colours ‘interact’...marketers are well-aware of this & other visual factors that impact food consumption & perception through decades of market research.”
 
http://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/latest-news/2018/05/the-science-behind-our-obsession-with-food-on-tv.php
Trendy diets ‘cause eating disorders’, says expert
by Jill Poulsen
 
Nice to see ‘Fat is a feminist issue’ and ‘If not dieting, then what?’ in her book pile!
 
Pity that one of the experts interviewed seems to think that calorie counting can be anything other than problematic.
 
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/trendy-diets-cause-eating-disorders-says-expert/news-story/2f2b8fdaab19c1f17032cc522da3ac73
Eating disorders are hard to overcome, but ditching diets is crucial
by Catherine Gillespie
 
“The most important action that a person can take to recover from eating disorders is to stop dieting. Weight loss dieting is the number one cause of eating disorders, binge eating, body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem.”
 
https://theconversation.com/eating-disorders-are-hard-to-overcome-but-ditching-diets-is-crucial-96078