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How to Fight Weight Gain Caused by Birth Control

It is no secret that certain types of contraceptives have been notorious for contribution to weight gain. Most women have a wide array of choices from pills, injections, IUDs and patches–they may each contribute to weight gain in a variety of ways. All of these forms of birth control work by preventing ovaries from releasing […]


Should We Really Adore the Funny Fat Girl?

As a self-proclaimed young fat girl, I learned to develop my sense of humor to deflect attention away from what I perceived to be my flawed physique. I mastered the art of self-depreciation. If I called myself fat before anyone else could, I stole their thunder, and removed the potential slap of a hurtful word […]


Does Labeling Obesity as a Disease Fat Shame?

I am a big supporter of the Body Positivity movement. I love everything about the message it sends to men and women of all shapes, sizes and colors that their bodies are perfect exactly the way they are. There is no blueprint to beauty, no be-all-end-all definition of attractiveness. Your size, your height, your shape […]


How to Pick a Goal Weight

When I start something, I generally like to know what I’m getting into. I don’t go to movies without checking the run time, I don’t go to the grocery store without a list, I don’t understand the point of just walking around the mall aimlessly or without a purpose. Maybe it’s just me, but I […]


How I Uncovered My Secret to Weightloss

The last time you heard from me, I told you a little bit about my background with obesity and the psychological, emotional and physical struggles that being overweight has brought into my life. Today, I’m going to tell you how I’ve been fighting that fight, and how I’m winning it a little more every day. […]


5 Tips for Full-Figured Fashion

In my youth, there were two main fashion options for plus-size women: the men’s department and muumuus. Today that’s no longer the case. Most major retailers know there is a thriving plus-size market, and have amped up the quantity and quality of their full-figured fashions. As a chronically fluctuating size 12 to 14, I am […]