Category Archives: Body Image

My Mother, My Weight

By Suzanne Koven, M.D., Psychology Today Mother and daughter communicate in the language of fat. My patient–I’ll call her Amy–was heavy. Her mother, Sybil, also my patient, was thin. At Amy’s visits to my office we always discussed her weight. At Sybil’s visits Amy’s weight also came up frequently. “Doctor, can’t you make her lose?”…

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The Fat Trap

By Peggy Orenstein, Food is never just food.  Food is love.  Food is solace.  It is politics.  It is religion.  And if that’s not enough to heap on your dinner plate each night, food is also, especially for mothers, the instant-read measure of our parenting.  We are not only what we eat, we are…

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