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The View Talks Proposed Obesity Tax!

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The ladies of The View got fired up, as they so often do, over a sensitive issue: sin taxes.

These "sin taxes" are basically taxes on things like sugary soft drinks that are meant to discourage people from buying them.

The whole idea is that obese people tend to buy less healthy foods and their obesity racks up billions of dollars in healthcare.

Melissa Joan Hart was there as a guest host but barely got a word in because things started to get a little heated.

The main problem is that some of the more unhealthy foods are actually way cheaper than the healthy stuff.

So a family on a budget could really run into some trouble with these proposed taxes.

Check out the video (above) to hear the ladies of The View tackle sin taxes.

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Woman Goes From 427-Pounds To Triathlete!

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This story is absolutely incrediballz!!

A woman had spent much of her adult life as a seriously obese person.

It affected every aspect of her life, but most importability, her health. At 427-pounds, she knew it was time for action.

Wanting to be there for her family, she decided to change her life, so she got a gastric bypass!

After the procedure, she began working out, slowly getting more and more intense.

She learned to run, then realized she wanted to learn to swim!

Next stop… triathlon!!

Check out the video (above) to see this formerly obese woman turned athlete tell her ahmayzing weight loss story!

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Volunteers Too Fat To Join Army!

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Obesity is now the leading reason for a potential army volunteer to be turned away from service.

Over 1,600 soldiers have been kicked out of the army this year alone due to being overweight.

Maybe it has something to do with the ban on fast food joints on military bases being lifted…

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600 Lb. Single Mom Ate Herself To Death

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On TLC, there is a show called 600lb Mom: Race Against Time, a show about Dominique Lanoise, a single mom from Miami.

Dominique did two things, she raised her six kids, and ate non-stop.

Sadly, she passed away because she couldn't stop her eating.

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Shaq Weighs In On The Diabetes Crisis

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We just recently mentioned that the rate which Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes is climbing at an alarming rate.

Diabetes rates have gone up over 100% over the past 15 years in 18 states!!

As a 350-plus-pound man, someone like Shaq might seem like he's at risk.

But people forget that he's 7'1" and was a world-class athlete!

He only has 13% body fat! That's waaaay less than most people even half his weight!

Shaq wants to do what he can to help fight the obesity epidemic and stop the climbing rates of diabetes.

Check out the video (above) to hear Shaq's take on the diabetes crisis here in the U.S.!

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Man Loses 330 Pounds In One Year!

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This is absolutely AHMAYZING!

A man in New Hampshire lost an impossible 330 pounds in only one year!!

He was originally an astounding 804 pounds, and obviously suffering from his extreme obesity.

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Stella Boonshoft Becomes Body Image Hero!

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Who would've thought that to become a body image hero, all you have to do is post half naked pics on the internet!

Stella Boonshoft, a New York college student, has a blog dedicated to self acceptance.

She's had to deal with body image issues and bullying for a while now.

Stella has polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause obesity.

Being the strong young woman she is, she posted a picture of her in a bikini that went viral, bringing in an outpouring of support.

She said:

"My body must be a revolution. Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. I am not going to stand for that. This is my body, not yours. MINE."

Well said! Everyone is beautiful!

People need to realize that they can be happy with their body, no matter what size, shape or weight!

Check out the video AFTER THE JUMP to see Stella's interview on Today!

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