Chances are, you know at least one person who has struggled with an eating disorder. One of the most COLLOSAL myths about eating disorders is that they have one look – usually white, young and female. Nothing could be farther from the truth. People in all types of bodies, genders, races, classes, and ages are at risk of developing an Eating Disorder. It is National Eating Disorder Awareness … [Read more...] about Some mind-blowing stats to share with you about Eating Disorders
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?
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 … [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 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
"Fears of weight gain lead some people to turn intuitive eating into another diet." - Erica Leon Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A. Desire for weight loss is SO normal in our society, and fear of weight gain is completely understandable. We're steeped in fatphobia, and we live in a culture where people are systemically discriminated against because of their size. It makes sense that you don't … [Read more...] about Doing Intuitive Eating When You Still Want Weight Loss
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 … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Making Peace With Weight Gain