Is it really so shocking and unforgivable that Dara-Lynn Weiss makes poor judgments and fails in various ways to guide her daughter to a place of healthy self-love when it is her task to be the shepherd of that child's weight loss? Can you find no compassion for her story?
Hardly a day goes by without a headline trumpeting what we should or shouldn't eat. But often these snippets about diet and nutrition are only half true: They're partly supported by science, but overall they're misleading because they come with big caveats.
The surest way to succeed in keeping your health goals is by making small changes. Think in terms of manageable baby steps, like swapping the half-and-half in your morning coffee for fat-free or low-fat milk.
With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.
We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.