Being "anti-diet" is counter-cultural! When I think about what it takes to maintain my anti-diet truth in this diet culture world, I get really, really mad. I get mad that I have to put in so much effort to protect myself from the world that I live in, and to protect my own mental health and my recovery. And I know that we all feel this struggle and frustration. One of my favorite quotes on the topic is from a wonderful colleague of Erica's: "We're trying to recover in a world that hasn't yet recovered itself." - Julie Duffy Dillon And it's so, so true. Our world is stuck in it's own … [Read more...] about How to Be Anti-Diet in a Diet Culture World
"Imagine a world where all bodies were valued and all people are supported in compassionate self-care." - Linda Bacon Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A. When we're talking about creating a healthier society, we need to be asking some specific questions that most people never consider. Instead of wondering how we can shrink the population, or how we can continue to educate youth and families on the nutrients and vitamins in fruits and vegetables, it's time to ask different questions. It's time to really investigate what we prioritize when we talk about health, and whether or not that … [Read more...] about How Health at Every Size & Self-Care Can Improve Your Health
Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A. The intuitive eating process brings about a lot of change, some of which can be downright terrifying. Enter: weight gain. It should be noted that weight gain is a possible side effect of making peace with food, but it isn’t necessarily inevitable. Some people lose weight on their intuitive eating journey, others maintain, and still others gain. Which camp you will eventually fall into is really anyone’s best guess, but making peace with weight gain - or any bodily changes - during this process is a huge part of body acceptance and truly embracing the … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Making Peace With Weight Gain
What is Intuitive Eating and is it right for everyBODY? Why are those resolutions always about weight? What about teaching healthy lifestyle habits to families? The answers to those questions and more.. … [Read more...] about Health at Every Size
Health at Every Size and Body Respect—a Discussion with Dr. Linda Bacon By Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Originally published in Mom Dishes it Out With the ever-present discussion of the “childhood obesity epidemic,” I asked Dr. Linda Bacon[i], an internationally recognized authority on topics related to nutrition, weight, and health metabolism, to describe exactly how best to approach weight concerns among parents and practitioners alike. Dr. Bacon proposes a major paradigm shift from … [Read more...] about You must read this interview with the one and only, Dr. Linda Bacon!
It's January -- time for ads about new weight loss programs and products. We even have the release of a new TV show -- My Diet is Better Than Yours! Just last week, the government released its 8th Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Government Releases the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans These guidelines are the result of a large body of evidence which shows that healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity can help people achieve and maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic disease throughout all stages of the lifespan. The 2015-2020 … [Read more...] about Why are those Resolutions Always About Weight?