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Dieting is not really about health, and we all know it.

Dieting is NOT Self-care


The diet ads this month will have you believe that what you need is another diet. You don’t.

You Don’t Need Another Diet


A year ago I started this blog with the idea that I had something to say about a better way to live our lives, at least when it came to food and our weight. I wanted to be one of the voices that spoke out against the diet industry that profits from the insecurity they help […]

Happy Blogiversary to Dare To Not Diet!


In the years before I learned about intuitive eating, I exercised at a gym two to three times a week, cardio and weights. I mostly dreaded it and it wasn’t at all fun, but it was something  felt I had to do to keep my weight down. Living in San Francisco with no car, I […]

Intuitive Exercise: Learning to Love Exercise Not on a Diet


So far I’ve talked about not dieting. You might be thinking, well, if diets don’t work, what should I do to be healthy? While there are many factors that affect health, many of them not entirely within our control, I like to focus on the factors we can influence, namely eating and exercise. The Health […]

If Not Dieting…Then What? A HAES Primer


Happy new year! I hope you’ve been able to escape the onslaught of diet ads or at the very least you’ve been able to escape my least favorite . But if not and you could use some anti-diet support, I’m here to give it! WE ALREADY KNOW DIETS DON’T WORK Let’s start with this: If […]

Your Diet Won’t Work This Year, Either


These holiday eating tips will have you eating with pleasure, not misery! Nourish yourself with the foods you love this season!

Holiday Eating Tips: No-Diet Version!


Perhaps you’ve been hearing all about intuitive eating these days and you’re considering ditching your diet at last. Excellent decision! It should be no surprise by now that dieting is harmful. But in case it is, here is a quick recap: Most people (up to 95%) regain some, all or more weight than they lost […]

7 Benefits of Ditching the Diet


Let’s talk about the lie that fat bodies are inherently unhealthy. The whole, complex and nuanced truth is: fat bodies can be unhealthy or healthy. Thin bodies will be unhealthy or healthy. In our current society, however, we will blame poor health on fatness, and good health as a result of thinness. This is called […]

Fatness is not inherently unhealthy


Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.

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