3. “Health at every size” seems physically impossible.
A big part of the Fat Acceptance Movement seems to be the idea of Health At Every Size,
LOL it's hilarious that you linked to this website. I took a nutrition class several years ago with Prof Linda Bacon and she was full of shit. Her textbook for the class was filled with non-objective, verbose garbage that preached on and on about how obese people are naturally that way and we should accept it and not "punish people for the way they look". She disliked anyone who tried to argue with her (a good professor would always be up for a challenge) and especially gave a nasty attitude to any students who were skinny.
As someone who loves science, I wanted more scientific research backing up her claims, not personal philosophies.
She was very hypocritical as well, she said fat people shouldn't try to lose weight and should focus on accepting themselves, while bragging about how she used to be fat while younger and managed to lose weight. No one cared about her personal life, but she sure loved interjecting her anecdotes into lectures.
"We've lost the war on obesity. Fighting fat hasn't made the fat go away. "
This quote pisses me off so much because my cousins children all have diabetes and HUGE weight issues. They live in Los Angeles and their mother (my cousin) constantly goes through drive-thrus and feeds them shit daily. Apparently parents feeding their kids healthier food is pointless because "we're already losing the war".
Edited by kadoatie, 11 June 2015 - 03:38 AM.