What’s Wrong With Wanting to Lose Weight?

What’s wrong with wanting to lose a little bit of weight? What’s wrong with wanting to look better in a dress that you bought for an event. Nothing is wrong with it, I simply have not met anyone who would like to just temporarily lose weight. Nobody has ever said to me, “I just want…

Leading With Love

An important conversation started in the “Applaud Your Bod” Facebook group and it surrounds the idea of anger, hate and love and how we respond to those who have hurt us. For those individuals who continue to hurt us and for those who don’t respond to love, is it still appropriate to stick the middle…

The Weight-loss Research That Isn’t Reported

When talking about the body positive movement, and the concept of Health At Every Size, I often hear from friends, colleagues, clients, and others, that “being fat cannot be healthy.” So here’s the thing, being fat doesn’t by default make you unhealthy, and losing weight doesn’t always lead to better health. I’ll come back to…

Fighting Back With Love

One of the basic tenets of “The Diet Rebellion” is that you have to first start with love and respect so that you’ll take care of yourself. So many of the non-dieting movements are just a big rebellion against the rules and social norms. I’m fully on board with fighting back against very unrealistic messages…