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Qsymia – New Weight Loss Drug Approved by FDA

I’ll be right up front and say I am not a fan of diet pills. In any circumstance. Ever. I think diet pills are mostly dangerous and have shitty side effects that are not worth the risk. Besides, I’ve never wanted to be skinny so bad that I am willing to damage my heart valves…

Jessica Simpson Stumping for Weight Watchers

I read this article about Jessica Simpson being the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers: http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/30/news/companies/jessica-simpson-weight-watchers/ Yanno, I think Weight Watchers is a great program but I’m kinda turned off lately with all the celebrities getting on diet plans and helping them rake in millions of dollars. I know that Nutrisystem was a huge fan of…

Insanity Workout Review

I am still thinking about whether or not I want to do the Insanity workout but I keep reading reviews online about how sore people are in the days after the workout. I found this review online from a guy who had done it for a couple of days: http://blog.timesunion.com/highschool/its-literally-insane/31876/ Looks like people keep talking…

Flying While Fat = Extra Seat on Southwest Airlines

Here is an article about a woman who is suing Southwest Airlines for “discriminatory” practices for making her buy an extra seat to accommodate her extra large behind: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/fat-fly-passenger-sues-southwest-airlines-discriminatory-actions/story?id=16271932#.T6epW5jEg49   I’ve seen dozens of articles like this pop up over the last few years and have often tilted my head at how airlines handle this…

Fat Discrimination = Ignorance and Fatphobia

This is an article in Time magazine about why being fat could mean a lower salary for you at your job: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/05/02/why-being-overweight-could-earn-you-a-lower-salary/   I’ve read articles like this over and over that talk about how being fat gives people the perception that you are “lazy”, “sloppy”, or “stupid”. I mean, basically they are saying that…