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fat farm

A slightly derogatory term for a clinic, treatment center, or resort that is aimed at helping people lose weight. My weight ballooned after the inactivity that resulted from my surgery, so I'm heading to the fat farm this summer to try to get it back to normal.
See also: farm, fat

fat farm

A clinic or resort where people go to lose weight, as in She spends all her vacations at a fat farm but it hasn't helped so far. This is a somewhat derisive term for such an establishment. [Colloquial; 1960s]
See also: farm, fat
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Much more than mere fat farms, today's spas offer a plethora of health-management activities geared to everyday people.
It's where classmates at Beverly Hills High School remembered her as "the girl who had gone to the fat farm.
It features 14 songs, all written by Artie and his partner Earl Brown, and tells the story of eight people - all played by Artie - in a fat farm for eight weeks.
AT last, Daphne makes her triumphant return to the Crane household after her stint at the fat farm.
For Camp Shane is a fat farm, where America's seriously rich send their seriously chubby kids to fight the flab.
We know all this, but we want the quick fix along with our fast food and refuse to accept that losing weight isn't rocket science far less a fancy diet or a fat farm - all it takes is eating less and exercising more.
Trainers, T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms made by Fat Farm.
In the quest for health and longevity, many of us have tried all kinds of gimmicks, from fat farms to boycotting elevators and cutting out anything chocolate.
From stuffed potato skins to fried mozzarella sticks to Buffalo wings, the typical appetizer menu brings good business to fat farms and funeral parlors.
The faulty doctors were not running fat farms, selling bogus cancer cures, or working outside their specialties.
As well as selective eating programmes such as the Hay or food-combining diet, the blood-type diet, or the face-readingdiet, there are now fat farms devoted to radical weightloss programmes, styled on American boot camps.
Once she delivers her hilarious opening rift on Ab-Blasters, fascistic trainers and fat farms, Ensler moves into darker territory, exploring the complex psychology of guilt and self-loathing behind a woman's perverse compulsion to remodel her body.
Forget all that stuff you're hearing about tight recruitment, medical discharges, fat farms, failed drug tests, or your ever-fretful commander of the army when he suggests things aren't going quite as swimmingly with his overtaxed army.
She says fat farms isolate children with a weight problem and add to the distress of an obese child
Furthermore, these fat farms will have to be staffed by military personnel from the already overstretched manpower pool.