[Never Say Diet] Americans Think They’re Fat. Sort of. Maybe. Or Something.

iVillage Never Say Diet Virginia Sole-Smith obesity

At least, that seems to be the upshot of a new and thoroughly confusing study that I’m dissecting over on Never Say Diet today. Public health experts are convinced we’ve all given up and resigned ourselves to Type 2 Diabetes… but I wonder if maybe there’s some kind of groundswell movement of folks realizing that the number on the scale is not the be all and end all measure of health?

A girl can dream, right?

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One response to “[Never Say Diet] Americans Think They’re Fat. Sort of. Maybe. Or Something.

  1. Anna Geletka

    Can I just take a moment here to say how TIRED I am of hearing that we are in “denial” about our weight. God, I am so sick of that. How can we be in denial about it when all that we hear is how we are killing ourselves and destroying the economy with our expensive medical procedures brought on by the fat?

    What people mean when they say, “you’re in denial about being fat”, is: “I don’t believe that you’re actually happy with your overweight body, and I don’t believe that your overweight body is healthy.” I can wear tight clothes emblazoned with my resting heart rate and blood pressure. It doesn’t seem to matter, because I’m fat, I must be unhealthy. And if I’m not miserable because of my size, I must be in denial about it.

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