My 0lb Pregnancy

A large number of pregnant women will be concerned about gaining (and not losing) the weight common in pregnancy. The media floods us with images and criticisms of famous women pregnant and “fat/larger than life/ballooning” and shames those that don’t return immediately to their original size 0 model sizes. This means there are often articles…

Experimenting with Food Substitutes

Recently there has been a few changes in regards to diet in our household. Alongside my father being warned he was at risk for diabetes and therefore should be avoiding sugar and too many carbohydrates, dear Bear has been to an allergy specialist and been found to be anti-cow-dairy, and anti-caffeine. This doesn’t include my…

Eat it! The Critic Reviews Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

I will keep this short. Hansel & Gretel takes a well-known story and adds a sequel with a few strange additions. The propaganda that seems to have dusted recent films to teach us health/ecological/moral lessons has not missed this short film: there is this odd moment when Hansel injects himself with something and it is…

Body Anxiety & Obesity (NSFW)

I have already mentioned that I’m on a rather extreme diet. I was so sure it was due to worries over my health more than anything but after reading “Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report” featured in the Guardian yesterday, I’m not so sure. Maybe I’ve been in denial, and if there’s another unhealthy…