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Obesity: Why We Have It All Wrong

 

by Nicole Cruz, RD

First, let me say, I don't like the term obesity. I don't use it in my practice as a dietitian, or with my friends and family, unless it's such a major part of their vernacular it's the only way I can connect. If it's what I need to use to be on common ground or to make a point, I do. But in general, it's not a way I categorize bodies. People always have and always will come in different sized bodies. We don't diagnose someone's height and we shouldn’t diagnose their weight.