Thursday, August 22, 2019

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Working Through Work”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Working Through Work (Body Empowerment 59)” originally posted June 4, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. This video addresses conversations with a viewer about working through negative comments and behaviors from co-workers/bosses/colleagues regarding body image and food in the workplace. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: […]

The Day After: Mindfully Eating Chocolate

Do you have a box of chocolates calling your name the day after Valentine’s Day?  Or has it already been enjoyed?  Notice my choice of verbs there — I’m subtly conveying the pleasure we can get from something as simple as chocolate. Now the words chocolate and simple may not be words you often pair […]

New Program to Educate Coaches and Trainers About Disordered Eating, Exercise Addiction and Optimal Health

NORMAL is proud to announce our collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health STRIPED program in creating the Think.Eat.Play program to educate coaches and trainers about optimal health for female athletes.  Think.Eat.Play will raise awareness about healthy body image, stress-management, disordered eating, eating disorders, exercise addiction, female athlete triad, effective sport’s nutrition and the dangers […]

What’s in a Name? Mindful Eating vs Intuitive Eating vs Competent Eating

Is there a real difference between mindful eating, intuitive eating or any other name internally-regulated eating goes by these days?  It’s an important question in a time when so many people are trying to recover from decades of diet thinking that led them to disordered eating, to the real detriment of their health and happiness. […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Why Weight Loss Is The Wrong Goal

A Marsha Hudnall blast-from-the-past, originally posted September 11, 2009. I own and direct a women’s healthy weight loss retreat.  But I wish women would stop trying to lose weight. No, I don’t want to put myself out of business.  I’d just rather help women set and achieve goals that will really take them where they […]

Feeding Tube Diets And The UnEthical Doctors Who Prescribe Them

There’s a new, horrifying diet being endorsed by medical professionals.  Beware! The K-E diet involves a feeding tube and restricts the patients intake to a certain number of calories. I’ve said since day one that our society is creating eating disorders, I am not sure there is another such blatant examp le of proof. I’m […]

This Year, Resolve NOT to Diet!

February 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dieting, Food Revolution

This guest post provided by Dr. Dana from www.drudallweiner.com Deprivation is not my friend.  Although I have tried to make use of it in past diets—depriving myself of particular foods I deem off-limits or forbidden—it always comes back to haunt me.  Most people who have tried to restrict their calories or change their diet will say […]

Read My Hips

September 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Dieting, Fat Acceptance, Loving Your Body

This is an excerpt from WATRD Contributor Kim Brittingham’s book Read My Hips. See accolades at the bottom of the page! —— I don’t ever remember my mother being fat, and yet I clearly remember her dieting.  When I was growing up, she read many women’s magazines — Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s Day.  As a stay-at-home […]

Intuitive eating: an approach for the chronic dieter

September 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD Maria grew up in a family of 8 children. “It was very regimented,” she says. “It didn’t matter whether I liked bologna and cheese, that was lunch.” As a result of her upbringing Maria lost touch with many of her needs, and experiences such as going to restaurants is […]

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