Dagny Kight

Author's details

Name: Dagny Kight
Date registered: September 6, 2012
URL: http://powerfulhunger.com


Dagny Kight grew up a fat girl in Daytona Beach, FL. She was never interested in hanging out on the beach, even if she had been willing to wear a bathing suit. After losing half her body weight, her days of dodging physical activity are now behind her and she doesn't mind how far away she might have to park. A professional writer and editor, "Powerful Hunger" is the first book Dagny has written for herself, under her own name.

Latest posts

  1. Fat Acceptance is for Young People — March 4, 2015
  2. Katie Hopkins Gets Fat to Prove She’s a Bitch — January 26, 2015
  3. “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” Trots Out Cringe-Inducing Stereotypes — January 14, 2015
  4. Activity Tracker Comparison: Fitbit vs. BodyMedia — November 16, 2014
  5. Do Haley Morris-Cafiero’s Photos Show Fat Hate? — November 7, 2014

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A Medical Weight Loss Plan in America is Just a Fad Diet


I happened to see an ad for Medifast, a medical weight loss plan. The photo in the ad looked like some kind of giant chocolate chip cookie. I checked the Medifast website and it WAS a giant chocolate chip cookie. It was THIS chocolate chip cookie. Large enough that it’s suggested you should eat it with …

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Does Weight Loss Surgery Cure Diabetes?


Could weight loss surgery cure diabetes? We’ve been hearing talk of this for several years now and the Cleveland Clinic is publicizing the findings of their latest study that shows WLS is reversing Type 2 diabetes in patients. Still, researchers are reluctant to start bandying the C word about. Calling surgery a cure would be …

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Uncovering the History of Fat Acceptance: Lew Louderback’s 1967 Article

Lew Louderback was darn angry. He was a fat guy with a fat wife and fat people were being discriminated against and unfairly judged quite severely so he did something about it. He unleashed a scathing critique on the treatment of fat Americans that appeared in a national magazine. He exposed some pretty awful truths. And they were true. …

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Mo’Nique Decides Being Fabulous and Thick is Not So Great


Oscar-winning actress and stand-up comedian Mo’Nique once declared that “Skinny bitches must be destroyed!” But her days of hosting beauty pageants for women she called Fabulous And Thick seem to be over. Mo’Nique is now churning out a constant stream of fitspiration tweets with pics of her pumping iron and doing burpees. “Sisters please believe your …

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Considering the Priority of Food in Your Life


I felt it was a personal breakthrough several years ago when I realized that a key to managing my weight was considering the priority of food in my life. I’d been hearing forever about how I should define my “relationship” with food, learn to “savor” food and eat “mindfully.” Any discussion of weight loss was always …

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How Do You Define Healthy Food Choices When Eating Out?

We might like to think we can make healthy food choices when eating out but I admit to being a little shocked at a discussion thread I saw about an odd thing called a “restaurant card.” Weight loss surgery patients get “cards” from their surgeon to say that they had surgery and can eat only …

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Is It Binge Eating or Just Eating?

Figurative painter Lee Price creates hyperrealistic images to explore women’s relationships to food. When a friend showed me this particular assemblage of paintings, my response was to be intrigued. But after googling a few interviews with the artist, I was feeling somewhat offended, not by the paintings but by how they are being viewed and interpreted. You can look …

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A Critical Reason NOT to Read on the Treadmill

Look at that seat! This thing's practically a lounge chair.

I saw a Facebook thread about what folks were reading on the treadmill. It’s pretty common that people will try to zone out while doing cardio. Their focus is just putting in the time. Maybe that works OK for them but for those of us who deal with serious weight, we need to realize other benefits …

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Downsides to Losing Weight No One Talks About


Your life will be PERFECT when you drop a ton of weight, right? It’s life changing! Yes, it does change your life in a lot of ways but there are downsides to losing weight that are rarely talked about. We’re more familiar with the warnings that your life WON’T necessarily be all “fixed” after a …

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What’s Your Fantasy of What Happens When You Lose Weight?


I happened upon a blog on Refinery29.com called the Anti-Diet Project. The author looks to be twenty-something, quite attractive, really photogenic, very smart, and yes, dealing with a bit of extra weight. She’s writing about learning to put the focus on health by exercising every day and changing her eating habits. She hopes to lose …

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