We are living through a pandemic. We’re all fighting to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and safe from COVID-19, and yet — even with a pandemic severe social injustice, and significant social unrest added to the mix — people seem to still be hyper-focused on their weight — particularly, weight gain. There are memes and jokes all over social media about the “quarantine 15” —regarding the weight gain that some people might be experiencing during quarantine. There are articles and Youtube videos all about how to get rid of that lockdown weight, ads promoting intermittent fasting and other “tools” for weight loss. Furthermore, as a writer, my inbox has been bombarded with pitches from publicists providing statistics about quarantine weight gain and pitching stories about how to “shed those pounds.” Click here to read more…
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