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Let’s talk about the lie that fat bodies are inherently unhealthy. The whole, complex and nuanced truth is: fat bodies can be unhealthy or healthy. Thin bodies will be unhealthy or healthy. In our current society, however, we will blame poor health on fatness, and good health as a result of thinness. This is called […]

Fatness is not inherently unhealthy


One of the very seductive tactics of the weight loss industry is to convince us that we need to diet to not only “look better!” but also that it is necessary to lose weight to improve your health. This is not entirely accurate. (especially when we know that diets don’t work very long for most […]

Is weight loss necessary to improve health?


When I was dieting, I had little time for anything else but thoughts of food and exercise: what I could eat, what I couldn’t, when could I eat again, and what would fit into my days’ “points” allowance; when I would exercise, how I didn’t want to but had to, and how many calories I […]

Stop Dieting, Start Living


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


A year ago I started this blog with the idea that I had something to say about a better way to live our lives, at least when it came to food and our weight. I wanted to be one of the voices that spoke out against the diet industry that profits from the insecurity they help […]

Happy Blogiversary to Dare To Not Diet!


There are a lot of misconceptions about Health at Every Size®, even among people who know that dieting is futile. I want to talk about them here and why they are just plain wrong. Misconception #1: HAES® is just an excuse to overeat all the time. Why it’s wrong: You might have missed it, but […]

What HAES® is Not


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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