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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


December can be a hard time for people. There’s the stress of the holiday season. The cumulative exhaustion of the year weighing down on you. Retail fatigue getting everyone down. Personally, even while continuing to eat intuitively and getting some exercise, I find it hard to feel healthy during this time of year because this is […]

The Diet Begins Now


In Episode 3, Aaron and I talk about the relationship between Oprah (no last name needed) and Weight Watchers. Is Oprah just in it for the money? Is she really going to diet yet again after so many failed attempts at weight loss? Is dieting, with its well-known failure rate, compatible with self-actualization, something Oprah […]

Dietitians Unplugged Podcast – Episode 3: Oprah and Weight Watchers


Hey everybody! ‘Tis the season for people to start thinking about their upcoming January diets, so I thought I’d re-post this diet story for your reading pleasure (or horror, you pick). Here’s to a new year of not dieting! It starts out with a simple declaration: “I really need to eat better. And I could […]

Re-post: Down the Diet Rabbit Hole


I finally got around to reading my July/August copy of Food & Nutrition Magazine, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics publication that I enjoy immensely for the bite-sized tidbits of information (more corny dietitian humor. Corny! Ha!). When you’re a dietitian, everyone wants to tell you their theories on what they think is the best […]

When They Tell You When to Eat


(Potential trigger warning to recovering dieters/ED folks: I discuss ridiculous diet advice in this post) Many people who have, perhaps, never dieted to try to lose weight often think it’s merely a matter of “eat a little less, exercise a little more” and then the magic happens. I’m here to tell you that when it […]

The Fundamental Weirdness of Dieting


Two news stories this week inspired this post. The first one is about fitness instructor Cassey Ho, who created this video after receiving a barrage of body-shaming comments on social media. In the video, she has the opportunity to change all the parts of her body that have been shamed in the comments. She creates […]

Whose Yardstick is it Anyway?


I want to tell you my diet story to give you some context for why I am such a supporter of Health at Every Size®. I’ve met enough people now to know that my story, while not completely typical, is also not that unique among people who have lost or attempted to lose weight. I […]

My Diet Story: A Tale of Loss and Gain

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I sometimes reflect on the path that led me to dieting. I had been a chubby child and a pudgy teen and then finally a somewhat fat young adult. I started my first official diet at age 22. That’s the beginning and end of the story. Except, really, it isn’t. Lingering a bit longer on […]

The Diet Legacy: Three Generations of Going Hungry


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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