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

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