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This blog will explore what it's like having a fat Mid Section in Middle America, comparing and contrasting the Mid Western fat experience with that of the rest of the country and exploring the perception and treatment of fat people in the United States at large.

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Pay By The Pound

We need to stop the scapegoating of Fat people before it becomes even more entrenched.

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Fat Chance

A recent research study showed that many cancers are most likely random mutations not caused by hereditary or environmental factors. This is pretty strong evidence that fatness is not a major risk factor for many cancers, but naysayers continue to insist that it is. Mary has the details!

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Feel The Love To Hate

Have you heard of Katie Hopkins? If not, Mary will fill you in. Be forewarned, though - Katie is a “hater” type.

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Hard To Swallow

Should we be surprised that yet another weight loss drug is being developed? Mary discusses the claims and testing of the latest one she has heard about.

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New Views

A New Year means a new outlook AND inlook.

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Happy Christmas To All!

My holiday wishes to you all. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Blessed Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and joy to all your celebrations.

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Ad-Monishing Fatties

No! Not Santa! Mary has much to say about yet another fat-shaming Christmas ad, but this time the weight loss target is Santa!

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Who Watches The Watchers?

‘Tis the season for Fat Shaming. Mary has a lot to say about the latest Weight Watcher’s ad.

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Step Away From The Lunch Bag NOW, Big Brother

Whether or not Big Brother really wants to regulate sack lunches, Mary makes important points about why bag lunches are often best suited to meet specific needs.

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Step Away From The Lunch Bag

Body and Food Shame are in the bag and not in a good way. Mary examines the results (and reported results) of a study comparing bag lunches to school-provided lunches.

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