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It’s the time of year when many people will be involved in holiday celebrations that largely center around food. I think this is a great thing! Yummy, special food with people you (hopefully) enjoy or love. Sadly, there is something that conflicts with this potential joy, and it’s this: We are a society that has […]

It’s time to STOP fearing food


We can criticize people people and institutions when we want to eliminate discrimination, and fat phobia is an example of this.

Yes, we can criticize Taylor Swift for how she used “fat” in that video

Body Image

While it is possible that this is why some people are in larger bodies, it is simply not true for all people who are fat.

A myth about fat people and eating


New research shows that adding in this one simple practice – yoga – can help lower blood glucose by a significant amount. In fact, several mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, qigong, and mindfulness-based stress reduction all showed significant blood sugar reductions. (The majority of the studies included in this meta-analysis focused on yoga) The […]

Yoga Helps Lower Blood Sugars


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


Does the idea of eating to satisfaction confound you? If you’ve struggled with being on and off diets, the idea of feeling “satisfied” at the end of a meal might be really hard to grasp. Because the concept of satisfaction in itself is nuanced. You can be full, but not satisfied. (think of eating a […]

Eating to Satisfaction (and how to find it)


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


“If I give myself permission to eat anything, I’ll only eat ice cream, cookies and cupcakes forever!” This is a fear I hear from clients wishing to eat more normally but still unwilling to trust that they contain within them the ability to make wise decisions with food. When I talk about giving yourself permission […]

No, you will not want to eat only cookies forever


One of the very seductive tactics of the weight loss industry is to convince us that we need to diet to not only “look better!” but also that it is necessary to lose weight to improve your health. This is not entirely accurate. (especially when we know that diets don’t work very long for most […]

Is weight loss necessary to improve health?


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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