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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.

Dear Penn Jillette: Your Diet is BS

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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 […]

Dietitians Unplugged Podcast: Men and Eating Disorders

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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 […]

Re-Post: Congratulations, You Just Cured Obesity

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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 […]

Is There a Fat Human Biome?

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Were you shocked by the latest research on The Biggest Loser participants? We weren’t, and here’s why.

Dietitians Unplugged Podcast – Episode 9: Why We Hate The Biggest Loser

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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 […]

The ABCs of Weight Loss

Pacman eating dots

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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. […]

The Fat Fear Factor

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“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 […]

I’m Hungry…So My Body Must Be Broken

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It’s the new year and we’re in the midst of a shit storm of diet ads and articles about which celebrity lost XX amount of pounds and how. Oh, and how YOU can do it too! Googling the word “diet” feels, in the words of one of my friends, like having my soul pelted with […]

Diets Diets Everywhere

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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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