“Everybody in my family is big!” is you identifying a problem

My grandma was about 5 feet tall, and about that wide, too.My mom was over 300 lbs when she had me, at 5'4". My dad was overweight before he died. Was I destined for fatness? This is a common idea borne of the human love for patterns. We love drawing connections to things that may or may not actually connect. It gets worse when we grow up with it. It wasn't just a pattern we drew; it was...

This Opinion is Controversial

You don't have to be overweight. It doesn't seem controversial at first, but it is. I don't mean the kind of controversy that happens when you see celebrity nipple; it is more subtle than that: You wake up one morning and decide you're done being fat. Tired of all of the nonsense that comes with it. So you go on the internet, you do some research, and you land on a diet that sounds sensible....