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Weighty Matters

June 6, 2011

 

There is perhaps nothing as unglamorous as talking about weight. Sure, it’s everywhere–we are inundated daily on the internet, TV, and in newspapers/magazines with seemingly endless advertisements/expert opinions/promotions/breaking news/advice about

“HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT!”

“HOW TO KEEP OFF WEIGHT!”

“WHAT MAKES US FAT?!”

and/or

“HERE TRY THIS TO GET RID OF WEIGHT NO WAIT DON’T IT’S BAD FOR YOU TRY THIS INSTEAD NO WAIT…!”

And yet the obesity crisis in this country, and in the world at-large, is ever-growing.

There are clearly many factors that lead to weight problems–nature, nurture, nutrition, psychology, exercise–and many institutions that feed into the continuously expanding overweight epidemic–schools, the diet industry, commercial food corporations, the medical industry. And through this blog, I aim to scrutinize each and every one of these facets by collecting as much information as possible and dissecting it with as much wit, lack of bias, yet skepticism as I can possibly muster.

HangryHippo shall hereto forth be a bastion of hunger, anger, media consumption, and satire! …And where all will meet for a delicious snack.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Emily permalink
    June 6, 2011 5:53 pm

    SO excited about this blog. These issues need to be talked about. Can you devote an entry to fleshing (HA) out why our society sees eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia as diseases (which they are) but writes off overeating as a lack of self-control?

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