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 […]
Another celebrity going on a diet and losing weight is not really news. But when he proposes to write a book about it as though it’s the cure to obesity, it’s time to call BS.
Do men get eating disorders too? Long regarded as a disease of girls and women, people sometimes don’t realize that men can also be affected by eating disorders. Aaron and I talked to Andrew Whalen of The Body Image Therapy Center, a treatment center for those with eating disorders, substance abuse issues and self-harm disorders. They […]
I’m taking a little blog breather this week to enjoy life, so I’m re-posting one of my favorite post in the past year. I’ll be back soon with new content, but for now…enjoy some vintage Dare To Not Diet. As a dietitian who believes in non-diet, non-weight focused nutrition, I often find myself explaining my position […]
A friend of mine sent me this article about Sandra Aamodt’s new book Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss. Check it out, she said. Lots of shares on social media. I’m excited to read this book since Sandra Aamodt has been a pretty staunch anti-diet advocate in recent years. She […]
Were you shocked by the latest research on The Biggest Loser participants? We weren’t, and here’s why.
I was sick at home a few weeks ago and my appetite (along with my energy, my throat and my good humor) was shot. I didn’t feel like eating anything in particular, but I was still hungry and I knew I needed to put something on my stomach. I did what any sick person with […]
I was talking to an acquaintance who doesn’t know what I do (this body acceptance stuff) for at least some of my time, which is why she said to me, “I’m looking for a 1500 calorie diet – I saw pictures of myself at my nephew’s wedding and I didn’t like the way I looked. […]
“I’m so hungry…there must me something wrong with me.” “I’m so hungry…it makes me want things I shouldn’t eat.” “I’m so hungry…it’s really sabotaging my weight loss.” I have heard all of these statements, and variations of them, A LOT. The only one I rarely hear among the general population these days is, “I’m so […]
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.