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As God Is My Witness, I Shall Never Diet Again. Part 1.

Melissa Janisin | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Janisin

Sometimes I have thought that if I could have any superpower, I would want the power to eat everything I want to and have it all be a) good for me and...

An Intuitive Eating Trick That Requires Zero Restriction

Katie Seaver | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

You know those moments when you're not even hungry but you're face-to-face with something delicious -- say, the thickest, most dense brownie in the wo...

On Beauty And Body Image And Presidential Elections

Katie Seaver | Posted 11.21.2016 | Women
Katie Seaver

I keep thinking about "beauty" and "worthiness," this week. I'm thinking about those words because the man who we just elected President of the Unit...

What To Do When Everyone Around You Is Talking About Diets

Vania Phitidis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Vania Phitidis

Image: CurvaBezier via Adobe Stock You may be one of the thankfully growing number of people who has realized that diets don't work and are taking ...

What You Need To Know About Your Food Cravings

Maureen Witten | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

Cravings aren't something to be feared or to get rid of. I could make the argument that you should actually look forward to your food cravings since they are insider information from your body and subconscious mind about what's going on under the surface in your life.

How Weighing Yourself Can Sabotage Your Health

Maureen Witten | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

You can start by throwing away your scale and diet books and really tuning in and listening to your body for information about what you should eat and when you should move. This simple step will put you on your way to feeling great in no time!

How To Stop Eating So Much After Drinking Alcohol

Katie Seaver | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

Do you ever eat waaaaaaay too much after you've been drinking? You know, those times when you're out with your friends, having a great night and a ...

Is Bathing Suit Season Ruining Your Life?

Maureen Witten | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Maureen Witten

So why not start appreciating the unique shape and size that YOUR body comes in? You don't need to look like the cookie cutter shape of the photoshopped models to feel great about the way you look.

The Elephant in the Room: How Our Weight Bias Harms Us

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

ll thoughts about your own body are reinforced. You reinforce stigma in the person next to you, regardless of their size. Your children are taught to see bodies as problematic. And the judgment most certainly does not liberate anyone to live their life with reverence and grace in the body they have.

It Shouldn't Be Radical For a Woman to Like Her Body

Summer Innanen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Summer Innanen

I want to live in a world where it's not radical for a woman to like her body. Where it's not brave for a woman to wear a bikini. Where it's not newsworthy to be fat and happy or fit or healthy. But, unfortunately we're not there yet.

If Diet Ads Told The Truth

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

The weight loss industry likes to pretend it's possible and healthy for anyone and everyone to be thin. But, as movements like Health At Every Size an...

This Holiday Season, Count Good Deeds Instead of Calories

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 10.22.2016 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Every year just before Halloween, the fear of Santa starts being drilled into kids' heads. But somewhere around puberty, the fear of Santa wanes and in its place we start to panic over something even more almighty and powerful: fat.

Tips for Answering the Question, 'Are You Sure You Need to Eat That Piece of Pie?'

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 10.15.2016 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Remember, preparation is half the battle. Arm yourself now with the self-care and self-confidence you need to make it through this holiday season loving yourself fully as you are right now, right here.

3 Common Myths About 'Overweight' People Debunked

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Many fat activists are trying to reclaim the word "fat" as a neural descriptor, in the same way that we utilize words such as "tall" vs. "short." The problem is that in our culture the descriptor of "fat" has become synonymous with undesirable traits, such as being lazy, unattractive, and unhealthy.

Can You Be Healthy at Every Size?

Jen Picicci | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Picicci

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., who brought the concept to the mainstream, says you can be (with some caveats). I first read about it years ago, and as my work ha...

7 Tips for Fat Hikers and Others Who Don't Look Like the REI Commercials

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Lauren Marie Fleming

Summer is the time for traveling into the forest to hike, but for many of us, taking on a hike can be emotionally and physically challenging.

So Your Diet Crashed and Burned. Now What?

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimber Simpkins

Learning to trust myself has allowed me to be happy in my body in a way I never imagined possible. But it required that I stop judging my happiness by looking in the mirror and comparing my body to other women's bodies. It required that I look inside, listen to and trust my body, and find happiness by turning away from appearance and toward my heart.

10 Reasons NOT to Focus on Your Weight in the New Year

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

Your body is not a problem to be solved. Your body is your home and regarding it as separate, problematic or disgusting can result in a type of detachment that interferes with your ability to hear its valuable messages to you. You need your body. It does not lie.

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.

The End of Fat Talk

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

When we challenge ourselves to not "fat talk," we give an incredible gift to our daughters, our family members and our friends. Casually engaging in fat talk with our friends actually reinforces painful body shame and the dieting mind, despite our best intentions.


Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

The less you are trying to please the eyes of the world, the more you will find pleasure, expression and love for yourself.

Lily Karlin

What 'You Did Not Eat That' Can Teach Us About Reality Weight Loss TV | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

When ABC renewed “Extreme Weight Loss” for a fifth season last week, body positivity activists everywhere clenched their fists tight, shook them t...

This Documentary Will Stop You From Making Fat People The Butt Of Your Jokes

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

"It's perfectly acceptable to make the fat body the butt of your joke... I want to change that." That's what women's studies scholar and fat activi...

Why Thin Women Should Care About Fat Activism

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

"Fat" and "thin" women are often separated by fat activists into two distinct groups: largely those "affected" and "not affected." Thin women often see themselves as "removed" from the issue of fat activism and fat women often see thin women as untouched or unaffected. Neither of these are true.

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?