Thursday, August 21, 2014

Love is a Verb!!

That’s an Action Word!  The third Wednesday of every October is Love Your Body Day.  LYBD, created by The National Organization of Women (NOW) was launched as an opportunity to remind people that we should love our bodies no matter what their size, shape, weight, ability, color, condition, height, or any other adjective you can think of, may […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

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 […]

What is purging disorder?

January 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Bulimia, Eating Disorders, EDNOS

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell “We took her to doctors who just didn’t know what to call it,” says Andie, referring to her daughter Kelli. “Her weight was ok, and she didn’t binge, but she was throwing up after every meal. I just didn’t know what to do. I finally found someone […]

Pathological dieting: precursor to eating disorders

August 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting, Eating Disorders, Featured

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell The statistics are eye opening: one out of three women and one out of four men are on a diet at any given time. Maybe not such a surprise in our weight-obsessed culture of thinness. This mentality has spawned a diet industry with liquids, supplements, books and […]

Is Food Photojournaling Really Just Disordered Eating in Disguise?

April 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting

Have you seen this article in the New York Times –  First Camera, Then Fork? MizFit brought it to our attention today and I knew I needed to write a post about it … especially since it was relevant to our panel discussion last month at FitBloggin. There, during our session where we tackled the […]

Jennifer Hudson: Focusing on HEALTH, not weight … for Weight Watchers

April 1, 2010 by  
Filed under HAES

[Disclaimer: I've been on Weight Watchers the past 6 years and whole-heartedly support the program for teaching me portion control and about making better choices. Though my obsession with food and exercise did begin after joining, I don't fault WW, but rather my own personality traits that led me down a disordered path]. Beautiful and […]

Parents Teasing Their Daughters about Weight

March 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Moms & Sisters, Talking To Kids

I am reading this great book by Valerie Frankel called “Thin is the New Happy” and in it she gives a very interesting statistic about parents and daughters. (The book is about the author’s life; how growing up she was tormented by her mom about her weight, i.e., put on Weight Watchers at the age […]

Of Fatness and False Benevolence

March 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Kim Bensen and Meme Roth are individually building careers out of harming fat people and calling it “help”. Their methods differ, but the game is the same.

The commonality between Bensen and Roth and others like them is an egocentric delusion. Each believes she has the one and only true answer to the “obesity problem”. They see themselves as crusaders; Florence Nightingales to the fat masses who can’t seem to help themselves, poor things.

But their “concern” for fat people is a sham – and not even the messiahs themselves are able to see it. To recognize it, and further to admit it, would shatter their apparently delicate psyches.

But I think it’s time to call the bullshitters on their phony benevolence, to bring into question their misguided “aid”. Let’s pull away the downy baby blankets that protect their deeper motivations to wage war on other people’s bodies.

When Does “Diligence” End and “Obsession” Begin?

October 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

For many people, there is a very fine line between “diligence” and “obsession” when it comes to healthy living.

You could argue orthorexia (an all-consuming obsession with healthy eating/living) is just as bad a problem as more traditional eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, or bulimia.

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