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The Magical Thinking of Weight Loss

On major weight loss and praying at the altar of thinness

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I was in middle school when I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting.

At the tender age of 11, I had already attended kids’ weight loss programs and fat day camps, kept food diaries, and counted calories. I had honed my skill at eyeballing portions of food, readily spotting the…




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