One of the things I’ve heard said recently is that thin or “normal” weight folks feel left out of the Body Positive movement. It totally sucks to feel left out. Some feel that the body positive movement is too focused on fat bodies, and this feels alienating to those with thinner bodies. Because fat bodies […]
Aaron and I got to interview one of my fat-activist heroes recently, Virgie Tovar. Virgie drops some serious knowledge on us about fat phobia, sexism, dieting and fighting a toxic culture. Oh and Babecamp! She is way fun and I’m addicted to her laugh. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making […]
What does it really mean to be body positive?
Aaron and I share our thoughts on TAL’s Tell Me I’m Fat episode.
Think those shame-based fat/food memes are funny and harmless? I don’t, and here’s why.
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 […]
You know those weight loss ads that tell you how happy you’ll be when you achieve your ideal body? What if they’re not totally true?
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. […]
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.