Fat Can Still Mean Fit

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Don’t Be Shamed by “The Weight Talk” by Jessica Holden Sherwood at the Ms. Magazine Blog

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I recently had my annual physical, and I got The Weight Talk for the first time. Luckily, I had come prepared.  While driving to the appointment, I even rehearsed in anticipation.

When I got The Talk, I responded by saying that I will never count calories.  I asked the doctor in earnest why he would care about my weight if I had good health, good blood pressure and so on. I listened to his answers. And a week later, I sent him a copy of Health At Every Size (a book which also has a website). After all this time, fat is still a feminist issue, and so is the national hobby of dieting, especially for women.

Read more at Ms. Blog

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