October 28th, 2010
09:24 AM ET

'I was almost rendered a non-person' because of weight

Eating habits and weight come out of a complicated set of psychological issues, says Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a psychology professor and cast member of the Bravo series "Thintervention." Durvasula responds to Marie Claire.com writer Maura Kelly's incendiary blog piece about overweight television characters, a piece that has prompted more than 30,000 responses and an apology from Kelly.

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  1. Bond James Bond

    hate fat bitc.hes, put down the ham mama cass!

    October 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Bond James Bond

    kirsty la hutt,where does the as.s atop and the back begin?

    October 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ican't_believe_it's_not_butter

    Attention all hungry-hungry hippos: Pushing away from all u can eat buffet table because the food is backing up out of your gullet does not count as exercise. Put down the poptart and get the bypass surgery, then you'll no longer be singing: "I can see clearly now, but not my own genitals without a mirror."

    October 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Tamara

    People come in all shapes and sizes. If you don't like it don't look.

    October 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. kim

    This topic gains weight it get bigger fatter an its so overweight no one talks about shapes which we all are different shape sizes heigts.

    October 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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