Friday, April 25, 2014

The Walking Dread

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Weight Stigma

It is Healthy Weight Week.  Because I have written about HWW for the last three years (see archives of Tasty Morsels) I won’t spend a great deal of time explaining it here.  In a word HWW was developed over 20 years ago by Francie Berg to raise awareness of the damage that diets can cause […]

A Disease of Self Hatred

  On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that its House of Delegates (against the recommendation of AMA’s own expert committee tasked with studying the issue) “voted to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention.”  Several excellent responses […]

“Either stop living or get fat”

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dieting, Featured, Self Esteem

Updated and graciously reposted from Gurze Publications…In an interview at the close of Paulo Coelho’s  The Witch of Portobello, he explains that his goal in this book was to elaborate “on the feminine side of God.”  I find myself drawn to Coelho’s novels because he “writes to understand himself.”  In reading his words, I often […]

Mood Swings and Eating Disorders

  Why am I so moody? “Everyone in my family says I’m too moody.”   I hear this all the time from many of my clients with eating disorders.  Mood swings are completely normal for everyone but excessive dieting can increase moodiness in all of us. Fact #1: Guess what?  Restrictive dieting makes us moody […]

The Best Diet Trick For 2013 — A Secret Finally Revealed

Please note: this post is safe for those in recovery — keep reading! This post will reveal a dieting trick that few discuss. Once revealed, this could be one of the keys that you have been searching for… Before I reveal this dieting secret — the Best Diet Trick for 2013 — I have a […]

Is Your Definition of Healthy Eating Keeping You From Doing It?

Have you sworn off dieting but still seem to struggle with healthy eating?  It could be the way you define the term. In the Redefining Healthy Eating class I teach at Green Mountain at Fox Run, I ask women what comes to mind when I say the words “healthy eating.”  While more and more frequently […]

Exhorting Obese People to Eat Less and Exercise More Doesn’t Work

In Gary Taubes’ article “The New Obesity Campaigns Have it All Wrong” in the May 14, 2012 issue of Newsweek, he points out some refreshing facts that help shed light on our country’s obsession with thinking that obesity is caused from “gluttony and sloth” or an imbalance of energy / food intake.  He cites Hilda […]

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 […]

AMERICANS HAVE A WAIT PROBLEM (and no, that’s not a typo)

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

Most of us have heard it.  Many of us have said it.  And sadly, the majority of Americans are still doing it.  It is waiting.  Waiting to live our lives until our scale hits the magic number.  Waiting to live our lives until we finally wriggle into the coveted dress size or effortlessly slip into […]

Happy Birthday Barbie. Eat Your Cake.

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

She’s about to turn 53, and her measurements are 39-19-33. Due to her low body weight — an emaciated 100 lbs. — she lost the ability to menstruate long ago. The aging “Teen-age Fashion Model,” first sported a black and white zebra striped swimsuit and clothing by fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. The blond (or sometimes […]

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