Congratulations to Michelle on losing 20 pounds!

One of many milestones reached – Congratulations to Michelle on losing 20 pounds!

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“Fat Acceptance” and the Real Medical Cost of Obesity

“Fat Acceptance” and the Real Medical Cost of Obesity

The fat acceptance movement (also known as size acceptance, fat liberation, fat activism, fativism or fat power movement) is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in society. At its core, this movement is a very positive thing. Self love and freedom are concepts that are important in living a healthy, happy life. Many of these activists argue that the health risks of obesity is grossly overstated.

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Losing Weight with the Goal of a Better Life In Mind

Inevitably, I will have a patient that is successful in weight loss, losing 10, 20, even 30lbs but still feeling as if they have not accomplished anything. I even had one patient reply "But I am still fat." Weight loss is not about becoming a size 3.

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Childhood Obesity, Not Just About the Child

During my residency in South Texas, it was not an uncommon event: Grandmother/mother brings her child in with a chief complaint in the chart of "Concern about weight". I would calculate the child's BMI percentile prior to going into the room and confirm that, yes, he or she was overweight.

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