Monthly Archives: June 2009

Are fat people unhealthy?

There certainly seems to be a lot of evidence to support the conclusion that we are, or at least to show associations between high body weight and poor health. But I’m wondering, what’s really the most important question here? Whether fat people are unhealthy? Or why fat people might be unhealthy, if they are? I […]

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Outsiders and eccentrics.

I spent the weekend with a bunch of people who are dissatisfied in various ways with how dietetics is practiced and taught. And I thought, this is a good bunch of people. We talked about healthism, and expectations of dietitians’ bodies, and feminist theory, and critical theory, and disability, racism, exclusion, food systems, agriculture, hunger, […]

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Monica’s got a grip on more than her racket.

A few weeks ago, the good people at Avery saw fit to send me a copy of Monica Seles’ new book, Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self. And what kind of asshole would I have to be to turn down free books? As I read through it, I dog-eared each page […]

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What’s all this, then?

It’s my blog about normal eating. You’re reading it. So, I’m working on this thing I like to call my Unified Theory of Kicking Ass. What that means is, I’m reading and learning stuff about normal eating and nutrition and how people change their behaviour. I have a pretty decent understanding of this stuff already, […]

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