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…

Self Care is NOT Selfish

The prevailing problem of the women that I work with is that they struggle with the idea of self-care because when I say “self-care” they hear “selfish.” I like to use the analogy of the oxygen masks on the airplane. It’s my favorite because it’s so appropriate! Self-care is putting on your own mask so…

Food Crazy or Food Sanity?

Since Canadian Thanksgiving has arrived, I wanted to share a story about family dinners and what can happen when the ‘lose-weight-at-all-costs’ mentality creeps in. Recently, I met a woman who would like to have a baby. Her family is Portuguese. (That will become important later.) She has been prescribed a particular diet by her doctor…