Response to Shannon Maguire’s, Where Has All the Fat Come From

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Response to Shannon Maguire’s “Where Has All The Fat Come From”, v12 i04, January 28, 2004.

I really appreciate Shannon’s comments, but, and perhaps it’s just the psychology student in me, why does everyone seem to ignore the mental and emotional baggage involved in weight loss?

I have repeatedly been uncomfortable with the prospect of being slim due to an asinine inner belief that I will be attacked by crazed men … there is no use telling me how dumb that belief is. I know. It occurs as a fear to many of us who have been raped or abused. The mind needs to be dealt with, whatever the issue, before our weight will come off permanently.

Laura Seymour
AUSU C.R.O.

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