The Diet Voodoo Doll: The Latest Technique In The Fight Against Obesity

The latest technique in the fight against obesity is sure to be a success. The diet voodoo doll comes with a set of pins to motivate the dieter to stick to their diet. The diet voodoo doll has phrases on its body such as “put it down”, “if you eat that, your arse will grow,” and more lovely, warm phrases that will fill anyone with a warm glow inside. Apparently after sticking pins in the doll, the fear of voodoo curses will motivate the dieter to keep going. Continue reading The Diet Voodoo Doll: The Latest Technique In The Fight Against Obesity

Is ‘Fat’ A Politically Incorrect Word?

I don’t like hearing about political correctness. Whenever I hear this expression in the media it’s usually as a result of someone deciding that a word or song that has been used for decades is suddenly offensive to a minority group and must be banned. The complaint about the “offensive” expression usually doesn’t even come from the minority group.

Examples of such political incorrectness are:

1. “Merry Christmas” should be expressed as “Seasons’ Greetings”.

2. “Fairy Penguins” are now known as “Little Penguins” (in order not to offend the gay community). Continue reading Is ‘Fat’ A Politically Incorrect Word?

End The Fat Talk

I found this thought provoking video online which I thought I’d share. Do you find yourself using fat talk? Fat talk can mean different things to each person.

To me, fat talk can vary from the obvious self-esteem reducing self talk to much more subtle fat talk. Typical examples of fat talk questions or statements are:

“Does my bum look big in this?”

“I’ll do _____________ (fill in the blank) once I’ve lost weight”.

“Have you lost weight?”

If you find yourself making comments such as these, it’s a good idea to ask yourself whether that sort of talk is really going to promote wellbeing or is it going to keep you trapped in a diet mentality.

Enjoy the video!