“Mr. Berman, who is of normal weight, said his inspiration for the show came from his grandmother, a short, plump woman named Deb â€œwho carried herself like a supermodel.â€
â€œI always liked the idea of a woman who doesnâ€™t feel on the inside like she looks on the outside,â€ he said. â€œI thought, â€˜How could I dramatize that type of person?â€™â€
This is how I got fat. I didn’t (often) feel like a fat chick*, so I kept pretending I wasn’t. Until that day in February that I accepted I was and did something about it!
*This may also have led to some poor sartorial choices.