A midlife perspective on weight and why it is so easy to diet when life gets rough, especially for middle-aged women. Middle-aged women* are often put into caregiving roles -- for children, spouses, aging parents, relatives, and more. What does being a caregiver mean? We all know the literal definition, but what does it really mean for you and your body? Are you ignoring your own needs and … [Read more...] about How to Stay Out of The Diet Trap when Life Gets Rough
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It’s January - “National Diet Month” - and how many of you have already grown tired of Paleo, Whole 30, clean eating, Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem? Or, if you are new to the NON-DIETING lifestyle, is the onslaught of diet ads and conversations getting hard to listen to? If the answer is yes, I’m finding it hard to stick to this plan, or yes, I can’t stand listening to this diet bull s_ _ t, … [Read more...] about It’s National Diet Month!
"Food addiction" isn't a real thing. Yup, I said it, and I'm standing by it. And believe me, I'm not the only one saying so! In fact, there's a ton of RDs, nutritionists, and researchers out there debunking the "food addiction" science all day, every day... and really, they do it much better than me. But here are some of the basics that even someone allergic to science (like me) can … [Read more...] about Nope, Food Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing
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
Mindful eating and intuitive eating often go hand in hand... but is there a problem with conflating the two as the same? If you've ever perused the intuitive eating webiverse, you might notice that this kind of eating is often discussed alongside other terms, mainly "mindful eating." Mindful eating is something that's brought up in the intuitive eating conversation a lot, and it's … [Read more...] about Intuitive Eating vs Mindful Eating: What’s the Difference?
"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