HuffPost: I Gained 70 Pounds During COVID. Here’s What Happened On My First Day Back In The Office.

HuffPost: I Gained 70 Pounds During COVID. Here’s What Happened On My First Day Back In The Office.. “When we are finally able to climb out of survival mode after this traumatic, globe-changing event, I’m hoping most people will be far more concerned about how to acclimate back into their long-abandoned routines, how to fortify their depleted mental health, how to honor those we have lost by relearning the little things we didn’t know were what added up to make us human. I hope it’s soul stuff we’ll be focused on, not bodies. I do want to get back to a more active lifestyle, because, well, movement feels good. But whether I eventually lose the weight I gained or not (and if I do, I will miss you, massive boobs!), I have to do my best to accept my body where it is every step of the way.”

New York Times: The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find

New York Times: The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find. “From the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus seemed to target people carrying extra pounds. Patients who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop severe Covid-19 and more likely to die. Though these patients often have health conditions like diabetes that compound their risk, scientists have become increasingly convinced that their vulnerability has something to do with obesity itself.”

CNN: TikTok empowered these plus-sized women, then took down some of their posts. They still don’t know why

CNN: TikTok empowered these plus-sized women, then took down some of their posts. They still don’t know why. “Adore Me, a lingerie company that partners with all three women on sponsored social media posts, recently made headlines with a series of tweets claiming that TikTok’s algorithms are discriminating against its posts with plus-sized women, as well as posts with ‘differently abled’ models and women of color…. The issue isn’t new, either: Nearly a year ago, the singer Lizzo, who is known for her vocal support of body positivity, criticized TikTok for removing videos showing her in a bathing suit, but not, she claimed, swimwear videos from other women.”

The Verge: TikTok is cracking down on weight loss ads that promote ‘harmful’ body images

The Verge: TikTok is cracking down on weight loss ads that promote ‘harmful’ body images. “TikTok is putting new restrictions on weight loss ads as the app increasingly comes under criticism for promoting dangerous diets. The new policy bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements. It also puts increased restrictions on other weight loss-related ads, like limiting ads for ‘weight management products’ to users over 18 years old and not allowing those ads to ‘promote a negative body image or negative relationship with food.’”

Purdue University: Obesity online educational resource offers insight in to widespread disease

Purdue University: Obesity online educational resource offers insight in to widespread disease. “According to research done on the top 12 fast food and neighborhood restaurant chains, there are over 3,000 combinations of meals a child could choose from, but only a dozen combinations meet nutrition standards and dietary guidelines. Did you know that what a mother eats while she is pregnant may influence her child’s risk for being overweight A team of obesity experts created an online resource to help people learn more facts like this about obesity prevention.”