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“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


The problem with improving how you feel about your body by losing weight is that it teaches you that there is only one good way to have a body. This way is: The smaller body is a good body. The larger body is the bad body. And since intentional weight loss efforts (aka diets) have […]

Diets teach us to hate our (natural) bodies

Body Image

Anti-Diet is the book we all need now.

Dismantling Diet Culture with Christy Harrison


Has your time with diets ever felt like you were trapped in a cult? Here’s why.

The “Cult” in Diet Culture


We’ve all heard that diets don’t work. How long will it be before we believe it?

Say No to Diets This Year


These dietitians know dieting and weight loss don’t work, and what to do instead.

13 Dietitians on Why They Don’t Promote Weight Loss


Brene Brown, Geneen Roth, Glennon Doyle, Oprah — women who want to empower us, all of them. That’s the message we’ve gotten, certainly, and many of us have felt the empowering effects of these women’s words on our lives. But some of them haven’t gotten the message lately that worrying about weight loss or going […]

Podcast: Diet culture, yoga and self-empowerment gurus


Have you ever wondered about that little fine-print disclaimer you see on literally every ad for a diet or weight loss program? “*Results not typical.” I remember seeing that when I first became interested in, then joined, Weight Watchers. They would put it at the bottom of all those enticing before-and-after photos that I would […]

*Results Not Typical


I have grey hair. Not a lot. Just some right now. There will in all likelihood be more down the road. This aging thing doesn’t go in reverse, Benjamin Button style. When I was younger, I always thought I’d dye my hair. My grandmother did, until she was very old and couldn’t make it to […]

Dietitians Unplugged Talk Getting Older with Michelle Vina-Baltsas


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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