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Health at every size

Learn more about Health at Every Size (HAES), an approach that puts less emphasis on weight as a gauge of health, instead focusing on metabolic indicators.

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What is body neutrality and why is it important in eating disorder recovery?

What is body neutrality and why is it important in eating disorder recovery?

Many people have heard of the body positivity movement, a campaign encouraging people—though primarily...
Healthism: When a focus on healthy living becomes problematic

Healthism: When a focus on healthy living becomes problematic

Healthism refers to a set of attitudes and beliefs that health is the most...
Fat is not a bad word

Fat is not a bad word

The word fat is not a bad word. It is a descriptor, just like thin. Yet society has...
What is health at every size?

What is health at every size?

Health at Every Size (HAES) is an alternative approach to healthcare that proposes...
Why body weight isn’t an indicator of health

Why body weight isn’t an indicator of health

In an age overrun by diet culture, it may be easy to believe that someone's body weight, shape, and size...
How diet culture can lead to eating disorders

How diet culture can lead to eating disorders

Diet culture is all around, from advertisements and food labels to social media and influencers. It is so...

Learning the intuitive eating principles

Intuitive eating is an approach to eating based on responding to the body’s...
Picky eaters

Understanding picky eaters

Many young children are very selective about which foods they will eat. Although...

What is diet culture?

You’ve probably heard of the term “diet culture” if you’ve spent any time immersed in...

Why am I eating so much?

Anyone can have a complicated relationship with food, particularly in American culture...
Thin privilege

What is thin privilege?

Many of us are bombarded daily with messages and images glorifying specific bodies, usually a thin and/or...

Why using the word "obese" is a problem

How often have you seen in the news a proclamation that “obesity is the largest...
Weight stigma in healthcare settings

Weight stigma in healthcare settings

Weight stigma, which is often referred to as weight bias, is discrimination...
Why listing calories on menus can be harmful

Why listing calories on menus can be harmful

England recently passed a policy requiring all restaurants, cafes, and takeaways...
HAES in the LGBTQ+ community

HAES in the LGBTQ+ community

The LGBTQ+ community, much like the rest of our Western society, is rife with anti...
Why you shouldn’t ring in the new year with a diet

Why you shouldn’t ring in the new year with a diet

As we approach the holidays, you may feel pressure to kick the new...
12 non-diet New Year’s resolutions

12 non-diet New Year’s resolutions

With the winter holidays just around the corner, you may have begun....
Cheat meals linked to eating disorders in teens and young adults

Cheat meals linked to eating disorders in teens and young adults

A new study published by the Journal of Eating Disorders has found a connection between "cheat meals"...
Body-neutral affirmations

22 body neutral affirmations

Loving how your body looks can feel difficult or impossible when living in a cultural environment where...
Eating disorder awareness

Eating disorder awareness

Eating disorders are believed to affect at least nine percent of the population worldwide, with an...
Blind weigh-in

Blind weigh-ins and how to say "no" to being weighed

Getting weighed and having your blood pressure taken are often the first two things you do when you go to...
Toxic diet culture

Diet culture is rooted in racism, white supremacy, and colonialism

Toxic diet culture is a pervasive and insidious influence on our lives. Many people may recognize its...
Medical fatphobia

Medical fatphobia: Weight-based discrimination in healthcare settings

Weight-based discrimination and fatphobia are incredibly prevalent in medical settings. Many healthcare...
Woman looking into the distance

How to overcome emotional eating after a loss

Loss and grief affect us in profound ways and can lead to emotional eating. Whether you’ve lost a loved...
Fat shaming

The devastating effects of fat shaming

Some biases around weight have become so deeply ingrained in society that they’ve almost become invisible...
Fatphobia

What is fatphobia?

In a world that's long been deeply influenced by the ideals of diet culture, people with certain body...
man on a computer doing research

The real problem with “obesity”

Over the last few decades, several headlines have claimed that “obesity” has increased nearly threefold in Ame
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