Wegovy Is Coming…

It’s been quite some time since I wrote a blog – for most of this year I’ve been probing into the murky underworld of Big Pharma! This has been a HUGE sinkhole for time and emotional spoons, but alongside fabulous Fat Studies scholars Andrea Bombak & Patty...

A Psychologist Reviews The Dark Psychology of Noom

Noom are conducting an unprecedented marketing blitz, claiming to be a psychological approach to lasting weight loss, “designed by psychologists”. As a clinical psychologist who works with people impacted by dieting and eating disorders, I am witnessing both clients...

FFS It’s Not “Healthy At Any Size”

Recently I appeared on SBS’ Insight, talking about emotional eating. During the show, that old chestnut “… but can you really be healthy at any size?” was posed, and infuriatingly, my response was edited out. Instead, they asked Phillipa Hay, a psychiatrist...

The Shadowy Figures Behind Dentalslim

Life in the age of COVID has felt increasingly dystopian, and the weight loss industry is apparently embracing this theme, with the launch of “Dentalslim”, a heinous dental contraption, ostensibly an “improvement” on the good old days of jaw wiring. The Dentalslim...

The O*esity Sham-Demic

It’s been a long time between posts, as like many of us I have been flat out like a lizard drinking since COVID19 hit. The chaos of the past year has totally brought home the fact that experiencing an actual pandemic is COMPLETELY different to the manufactured...