Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Fat hatred; diet talk.]

"Weight Watchers: When your study showed that your average participant lost around about 10 pounds in six months and kept off half of that for two years, your chief scientist, Karen Miller-Kovach, said: 'It's nice to see this validation of what we've been doing.' If you are so comfortable with those numbers, why doesn't your advertising say 'Join Weight Watchers and maybe lose 5 pounds in two years' with before and after pictures of people who have lost 5 pounds?"—Ragen Chastain, asking some excellent questions of diet companies.

There is much more at the link, and please feel welcome and encouraged to leave your own questions for diet companies in comments.

Dear Diet Companies: Do you not find it absurd that you purport to care about fat people's health, but offer "weight loss" solutions that are incompatible with health for many, many fat people?

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