YES! Eat fat!

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How a Chin Hair Made Me Cry

You know how, sometimes, you find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of items on your To-Do List, and you wonder how you’ll find the time to get it all done and not let any of the balls drop and all you can do is cry while your husband stares at you like you grew a third head? You know how, sometimes, you have those dreams where that To-Do List creeps in and manifests itself as a giant cheese grater, chasing you down a never ending hallway and you look down and see that you’re clutching your favorite pair of jeans from 12th grade?...more

Body Positivity: Are We Fighting For Equality, Or Just Equal Beauty?

Being “ugly” won’t break me. Being “beautiful” won’t fix me. Sean turned 18 today. I made a gorgeous chocolate cake. My father came to celebrate with us. My oldest son being 18 is incredible, but isn't really relevant to this story — except to say I’m old enough to have two adult children. And that's weird.I’m going to be 42 soon....more
I laughed when you said your husband noticed the greys in the neither regions. I'm 52, with an ...more

Yep! I'm Fat! Why Does That Bother You?

Yep I'm FAT! You heard me right! I said it.  I. A.M. F.A.T.! What you gonna do about it?...more

Why It's OK to Be Fat & Wear Shorts

I have been fat every day of my life since I was born. I'm not just talking a few pounds overweight. I'm talking - I gained a pound in the hospital when I was born - fat. For real. And I've always been ok with being fat. I've never allowed the fact that my body has more fat than the average bear (or person) stop me from doing what I've wanted to do....more
ModVegan Yes! We can't give in to societal pressure of what we're supposed to wear or do or look ...more

Too Much Sex

I never thought I’d see the day I’d write those words: “Too Much Sex”. It feels like something has died a little inside… which is why I am making the important clarification between the act, and the adjective.We’re talking “adjective” today, people. Call off your mob....more

4 Secrets to Losing Stubborn Fat

I Chose Fat Over Misery

I was a skinny kid who grew a lot less skinny.Do my bipolar meds have something to do with that?Probably.Do I care?No.I've noticed a lot of people with bipolar disorder panicking over the topic of weight gain. "I know I need meds, but I'm afraid of weight gain." "What meds can I take that don't cause weight gain?" "I tried X med but I quit because of the weight gain."...more

Some Fat Girls Like to Cover Up

Perhaps it’s because I have been called a lot worse than “fat”.  Perhaps it’s because I know that I am fat.  Perhaps it’s because I know that a little extra weight isn’t such a big deal and many of us look good with some extra blubber.  Perhaps it’s because I know that dealing with obesity is extremely difficult.  Or maybe it is because I know how to handle criticism well.  But the term “fat” doesn’t bother me at all.  Sticks and stones may break my bones (probably not, since I have a lot of exterior to shield me) but words will never harm me....more

WHY YOU NEED CHOLESTEROL FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Since the 1950s, cholesterol has been demonized for clogging up you arteries, raising blood cholesterol, and being the leading cause of all heart diseases. Because of this, people have been lowering their intake of cholesterol rich foods, and today, cholesterol lowering drugs are a tens of billions of dollar industry. You’ve most likely heard in the past, “Lower your intake of eggs and red meat because they’ll raise your cholesterol!” and you see food labels of “low fat,” “low cholesterol,” “heart healthy” everywhere....more
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