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In "A Big Fat Crisis," author Deborah A. Cohen tries to take some of the onus of shame off chronic dieters, cutting them some slack for their backsliding behavior while at the same time, also offering up some strong — and controversial — opinions on how they can finally get their weight under control.

Book review: 'Big Fat Crisis' gives insight into obesity

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You feel as though you might have to quit your job.

Yeah, you’re that desperate to get away from the treats that somebody’s been leaving in the break room. Nice gesture, but you’re totally incapable of resisting them and each bite ruins your diet.

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It’s a point of shame that you have no willpower, but there may be more to your weight problem than lack of the word “no.” Find out by reading the new book “A Big Fat Crisis” by Deborah A. Cohen, MD, and cut yourself some slack. 

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