We must say NO to Dieting, Even When Thoughts of Weight Loss are Ever-present Well, this past week has been very stressful! Hurricane Isaias missed my mother in Florida but took out my power in New York for 7 days. I think ordinarily I would have felt a little inconvenienced but in the age of COVID, every little annoyance seems more intense. I mean, who remembers food safety when deciding … [Read more...] about Tips to help you say NO to dieting during the pandemic
Weight stigma -- or any of its synonyms: weight bias, weight discrimination, fat phobia, fat shaming, sizeism -- are all the same thing. Weight stigma impacts us all, but impacts people in larger bodies the most. Weight stigma is so pervasive that it can almost feel invisible. And for those in smaller bodies, it IS invisible. But for people in fat bodies, weight stigma is something they have … [Read more...] about What is Weight Stigma and Why is it Important?
How sad that, in our culture, a woman’s relationship with her body often causes insecurity, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and all too often, self-hatred. The statistics are downright shocking; more than 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the US are struggling with eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (compulsive … [Read more...] about Disordered Eating, Body Image and Menopause
Aging can be very stressful on women in our society, due to physical as well as emotional factors. From a physical perspective, decades of normal “wear and tear” on our bodies, particularly as we approach menopause, can contribute to health concerns requiring additional attention. One of these health concerns is bone health. The following article, written by Kimmie Singh, MS, & RD-to-be, … [Read more...] about How Much Vitamin D Should You be Getting?
In our culture today, women* fear weight gain, at all costs, as well as aging. Perimenopause and Menopause are two words that conjure up fear in the hearts and minds of most women* and also people who are assigned female at birth. Diet culture promotes middle-aged female bodies as problematic, and they become a target for both the dieting and anti-aging industries, with many falling prey to … [Read more...] about Transitioning from Perimenopause into Menopause
Does this sound familiar to you about your body image? Laura truly believes she will be happy once she gets to a certain number on the scale. If she could only change her weight and her looks, everything in her life would be great. She would be happier in her relationship and even like her job more! Who among us doesn’t believe that, with just a little tweaking, we could be alright -- … [Read more...] about How well do you like your body image? A quick quiz for you.