Being honest about why we diet…

by Angela

New Years has just passed, which means that most likely, at least a handful of people you know have resolved to lose weight in 2013. While many people may say their weight loss efforts are aimed at improving health, this awesome op-ed piece by Abigail Saguy discusses all the reasons why health is not the primary motivation. The article discusses a recent poll of dieters, which found that more than 75% would take a pill to lose weight, even if that would shorten their lifespan. Moreover, 91% said they would NOT take a pill that would add years to their life if that pill also ensured they would remain overweight. Overall, this piece is an interesting and important discussion of the intertwined relationships among weight, health, discrimination, and dieting.


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