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Sunny Gold

Blog Entries by Sunny Gold

Disney: Now in the Business of Shaming Fat Kids

Posted February 27, 2012 | 02/27/12 11:37 AM ET

In a most ill-advised and ham-fisted move, Disney has taken the fight against childhood obesity to new and horrific levels. Their secret weapon? The "Habit Heroes" exhibit that just debuted at Innoventions in Epcot.

On first glance, it looks like a good idea: Teaching kids to fight bad...

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Thanksgiving With an Eating Disorder: How to Make it Easier

Posted November 25, 2010 | 11/25/10 09:20 AM ET

"Oh my God, I am so full!" It's a refrain that will be heard countless times around the country today as we sit around tables with friends and family. Sure, Thanksgiving is about being grateful, and it's about the harvest, and the history of our nation. But really, it's about...

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First Plus-Size 'America's Next Top Model' Winner Speaks Out About Body Image

Posted October 11, 2010 | 10/11/10 12:48 PM ET

Whitney Thompson has had big success since being the first-ever plus-size winner of "America's Next Top Model" during cycle 10. But that doesn't mean she's a big fan of the business, or of the fashion industry. ("There is no soul in modeling," she told me in...

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Between Body Image and Health: Having a Conversation About Fat

Posted August 17, 2010 | 08/17/10 08:00 AM ET

American Public Media--the folks who bring us such well-loved public radio shows as Marketplace and Speaking of Faith--have begun a national reporting project on the state of weight in this country. In true public radio form, APM is going far beyond the plain old stats and health info...

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We Don't Just Need A Body Image Revolution, We Need an 'Aging Image' One!

Posted June 1, 2010 | 06/01/10 08:26 AM ET

As I recovered from binge eating disorder and body obsession, fat days have gotten fewer and farther between.

But guess what's been popping up in their place? Wrinkle days! (This was me the other morning while brushing my teeth: "Mm, this new Aquafresh tastes ni...

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What the World Needs Now: More Celeb Body TMI (Yes, You Read That Right!)

Posted May 17, 2010 | 05/17/10 04:53 PM ET

Yes, yes, I'm as tired as the next US Magazine reader of hearing about Jessica Simpson's hygiene habits. But there is a kind of celebrity body confession that I think our society needs more of.

It's natural for human beings to compare ourselves to other people in order to determine...

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Binge Eating Disorder: The Emotional Roots of a Physical Condition

Posted April 2, 2010 | 04/02/10 06:26 PM ET

Something happened this morning in a nondescript "multipurpose room" on the campus of Pace University that could end up saving (literally) tens of thousands of lives. The Stop Obesity Alliance, the National Eating Disorders Association and key members of the mass media--three groups which, throughout the...

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