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Horrifying photo: A 7-year-old’s weight-loss plan

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An Australian mom was horrified when she found a piece of scratch paper with the word “Diyet” scrawled across the top among the “Polly Pockets and friendship bracelets” on the floor of her 7-year-old daughter’s room. The paper outlines her da… [Read More]

‘Don’t let them call you skinny’: Vintage ads push women to gain weight

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We’re in the midst of swimsuit season and women are on a mission to get skinny. Everywhere they look they’re faced with advertisements for products and diets telling them to lose 10 more pounds. But squeezing into a smaller-size bikini hasn… [Read More]

Manhattan socialite shames fat daughter, writes about it in ‘Vogue’

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Dara-Lynn Weiss attracted national media attention by putting her obese 7-year-old daughter on a diet, writing about it in Vogue, and ultimately scoring a book deal. Her story is relevant in America, where 1 in 3 children are obese. There’s a nee… [Read More]