Weight Manager

October 1999 Issue

Is It OK to be Fat, as Long as You're Fit?

It's almost trendy to be fat these days, perhaps as a timely backlash to America's obsession with thinness. Actress Camryn Manheim's book, Wake Up, I'm Fat, is selling briskly, two new magazines aimed at heavy women have hit newsstands and "plus-size" models are strutting the runway. Obese people, long the victims of discrimination in the work place and society at large, are finally fighting back.Even the "f" word—"fat"—is now acceptable and actually preferred

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