Before I have even drank my coffee this morning I found a link to an article in the UK's Daily Mail that has got my rage on. I'm sure I'll move on to pity shortly.
A short excerpt: Corleigh (the daughter) has been on the regime since the age of two and is allowed just 700 calories a day – 1,000 fewer than recommended. Miss Gilardoni insists she is acting in her daughter’s best interests, saying: ‘Being overweight dominates my life. I don’t want Corleigh to be like me.’
The mom? Looks like me, but taller. She has a BMI of 36. The. horror. *headdesk* She is ruining her daughter's health and her life by 'training' the kid to only eat 700 calories a day. She'd rather her daughter be anorexic than obese. Where is Child Protection Services in THIS case? The UK has a horrible track record for punishing families with overweight kids, why not now, when this mom is obviously hurting her daughter? Double-standard, much? Guh. Have at it in the comments, folks.
Edited to add: I seem to be unable to post comments today. Thank you everyone for the feedback!