Diary of a Fat Chick

Fat girl living in a skinny world

Are you INSANE?! August 11, 2008

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What’s a parent to do? “Most important is to practice good sleep hygiene techniques,” said Dr. Elsie M. Taveras, the lead author and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard, who is herself the mother of an infant and a toddler. “No TV in the bedroom, no caffeinated drinks and so on. Getting a good night’s sleep is not just to be at our best the next day; it’s really to assure good health.”

OK. Who gives their TODDLERS caffeine and puts TVs in their bedrooms? Apparently parents of obese children. Because all obese parents have poor childrearing skills.

 

A departure from the norm July 10, 2008

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… or is it?

I discovered this article by Naomi Wolf on another blog whose address I forget. It’s an article about pornography and how it has affected the young men and women of today. Insert “media” for “pornography,” and change “sexuality” to “obesity,” and you have a totally accurate portrait of today’s attitudes, too. But then again, it’s a strong possibility – if not reality – that pornography has affected our attitudes about obesity. Read the article, then leave your comments here.