Today in Fat Hatin'

Hold onto your seats, fatsronauts...!

1. New research (yay! research!) "suggests that the 'tipping point' in obesity often occurs before two years of age, and sometimes as early as three months, when the child is learning how much and what to eat." OMFG.

Erylin points out that, at three months, "are trying desperately to gain ENOUGH weight. … kids grow…they get all fat, then they inch out…but every time their bmi spikes we need to rush to the doctor to get them on diet formula?"

All children put on weight before growth spurts—and surely all of us know thin adults who were chubby throughout their entire childhoods, especially men who, in adulthood, are over 6'.

I understand that some fat babies will grow up to be fat adults, but staging an intervention as early as three months of age is just gobsmacking. Especially since many fat adults weren't fat babies. (Like me.)

2. The loathsome Mike Luckovich weighs in (pun intended) on Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign with a cartoon that manages to fit DEATHFAT, HEXFAT, couch potato, and mother-blaming narratives into one square. Har har, this family's so fat even the CAT is fat! Bingo. [H/T to Shaker FemmeForever.]

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