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"An Apple a Day Keeps the Food Police Away?"

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying . --Aldous Huxley I hate overweight, because it implies that there's a weight standard I should be adhering to. --Camryn Manheim The other day, Dr. Oz had some "experts" on his show who believe that fat children are "abused" and should be taken away from their parents and placed in foster care. Really? Are we getting so ridiculous here in the U.S. that we are going to hunt down overweight children and penalize their parents? Call in the Fat Police? Arrest parents? Set up government orphanages and boarding schools for overweight kids? Look. I agree that good eating habits begin at home, and, perhaps, parents need some refresher courses in proper nutrition, but even to suggest that children should be removed from their homes because of excess weight is just beyond the pale. I mean, does Children's Social Services remove kids because their parents smoke cigarettes

Thought for the Day--May 15, 2011: "How Did _______Get SO Fat?"

... Instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people . --Camryn Manheim Other variations on the title question, often asked by both the well-meaning and the just plain mean: "How could she let herself go like that?" "Doesn't she know that she looks like a horse in that outfit?" "Why doesn't he do something about his weight?" "She has such a pretty face, but..." "He's such a smart guy, but..." We have all heard such rude comments, usually about other people, although if these people are tsk tsking about others to us, they are probably doing it about us behind our backs. Not much what we can do about it. It is what it is... However, I can explain to those who have never seen a fat day in their lives how fatness can creep up on us like a stealthy thief. Have y

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