Things you can expect to see on this blog:
One of my exes (we’ve been broken up over two years) texted me today and asked me to go for ice cream. I’m going. This is literally going to kill me.
What’s Wrong with Fat? by Dr. Abigail Saguy (UCI, April 17, 2013) (by feedmeimcranky)
Please watch the whole thing. At the end, Dr. Saguy, when asked a question about weight loss being prescribed to especially older cardiology patients, says:
…based on the data they shouldn’t be recommending weight loss. At all. And yet, [a cardiologist at UCLA] tells me she has fellow cardiologists come to her and say, “Well, do you really believe your data?”
[to which she replies] “Well yeah, I have no reason not to believe my data.”
Or [her fellow cardiologists say] “I know what the data suggests, but I just can’t bring myself to stop recommending weight loss. I know there is no scientific basis for it, but…”
This comes from people’s prejudice.
We live in a society that values thinness, so we assume that it must be better for everything. And it’s just not supported.