Diets don’t work, or the diet industry would go out of business.
Diets don’t work, as evidenced by the fact that people who go on them tend to be hungry, grouchy, and craving “forbidden” foods.
Diets didn’t work 20 years ago. They didn’t work 50 or 100 years ago. They still don’t work now.
The diet industry is like a Frankenstein monster with parts gathered from various corpses. It may be walking and talking, but it isn’t really viable.
Trigger warning: Discussion of the science of weight loss as presented by weight loss charlatans and snake oil salespersons.
So I’ve got this little project I’ve been working on since last July. I’ve been taking screencaps of Huffington Post’s front page stories about weight, diet and exercise to get an idea of how they cover stories that are often used as an arsenal in the War on Fat.
I started this project shortly after writing this piece on how far HuffPo had actually come on covering these issues. I mean, back in 2010, when you searched “Fat Acceptance” in HuffPo’s search bar, you got this hilariously passive aggressive message from whoever codes this shit:
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