"Dieting (in the name of diet culture) makes your brain think it's starving itself, and so your body, survival mode kicking in, has no choice but to binge-eat. Enter the diet-binge-diet cycle." In the landmark book, Intuitive Eating, the authors present ten principles which are designed to help you break free from diet culture. The very first principle is to Reject the Diet … [Read more...] about How to Move From Diet Culture to Intuitive Eating
"Imagine a world where all bodies were valued and all people are supported in compassionate self-care." - Linda Bacon 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 … [Read more...] about How Health at Every Size and Self-Care Can Improve Your Health
Did you know that the word frappé means beating or striking together in French? Or that the frappé originated in Greece? A distributor of Nescafe coffee accidentally created the cold frothy drink which is now the most popular coffee beverage sold in Greece. Visit New England and youwill find the frappe is a milkshake. A frappé is quite the international drink. If you google the word, frappé, … [Read more...] about Frappés, food morality and food neutrality.
Part 1: In doing some research on body image over several generations in my family, my 86- year-old mother mentioned an incident of which she had never spoken. Imagine for a moment -- Going off to your freshman year of college a little nervous -- “Will you do well in your classes? Will you get along with your roommate? You then learn about a mandatory procedure for freshmen -- a “posture study” … [Read more...] about Did the Ivy League Nude Photo Scandal Affect Self-esteem & Body Image?
"The process flooded my senses with remnants of diets and diet culture" My mother has lived in the same New York City apartment -- my childhood home -- for close to 60 years. Deciding to finally move south, we sifted through her apartment filled with as many memories as possessions. The process flooded my senses with remnants of diets and diet culture: a doctor’s scale in the master bedroom, … [Read more...] about Diets and Diet Culture Have Been the Fabric of Our Lives
“If you can learn to like how you look, and not the way you think you look, it can set you free.” — Gloria Steinem … [Read more...] about Body Image—It’s Not What You See, but How You Feel