Diary of a Fat Chick

Fat girl living in a skinny world

American Fairy Tales July 13, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhonwyyn @ 11:41 pm
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Tweety from one of my longtime fora, GeekCulture, has started a new blog, American Fairy Tales. He only has one post so far, but more are promised. The concept is original: America lacks fairy tales like the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson. The story posted, about an ogre named Ormley, is cleverly written and contains just the right amount of descriptive phrases and humor. Unfortunately, the message of the story demonstrates the author’s wholehearted subscription to the popular media’s propaganda that fat and overweight are caused by eating fried, high-fat-content foods and that those foods, as well as being overweight or obese, leads to heart attacks and death.

Or maybe that’s the fairy tale.

More food for thought:

Eat Smart

Comments on “Health At Every Size”

Weight Loss Fantasy

Thin Addiction

Veggie Consumption

Fat Family


2 Responses to “American Fairy Tales”

  1. jonathan Says:

    the best way to lose fat is therefore very important to create a balance between exercise, rest and diet to stay healthy and fit. Exercising too much and eating too little will not do you any good so forget about reducing your food and fluid intake to reduce your body size and weight fast. You will get sick if you do that.

  2. Dick Barsky Says:

    Hey rhonwyyn,
    First, I want to thank you for promoting my latest endeavor. Second, I do want you and your audience to know that I do not “wholeheartedly” embrace the notion that high-fat and/or fried foods are the sole cause of weight gain. My mother fought weight issues her entire life and rarely ate high-fat/fried foods. In fact, my entire family has or currently does face weight issues. What I *have* found, though, is that by reducing, if not eliminating, your intake of corn syrups and modified corn starches you can see weight lose. I’ve also recently switched my diet away from breads (unless homemade) and have introduced a heavy dose of grains (barley, lentil, beans). Mostly, though, I’ve cut out processed foods, and that seems to be a great place to start.

    In my Ogre tale the main character faces weight issues because he eats humans who themselves eat crap (fast food, junk food, too much high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch). I’m sorry you got any other impression.


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