How to Recover from a Bad Body Image Day

My guess is that no matter how much internal work we do on healing our body image and coming to a place of acceptance with our body's appearance, there will be days when we're triggered right back into dislike, loathing or shame. Why? Because it's not just about ourselves as individuals: we're...

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No Diet Day? What About a No Diet LIFE?

Today is International No Diet Day - a day which aims to raise awareness of size diversity, weight and size discrimination and the harmfulness of dieting and the dieting industry. I wonder how much of this we will see in the mainstream media? Probably not very much and not only because there are other...

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How to Stop Feeling Shame Around Eating

The only reason you feel shame around what you eat is that you're believing you're wrong for having eaten it. It's not that sugar is bad. It's not that bread is bad. Or pasta, or anything else the diet gurus will have you believe. Those foods are just foods. They are not good or bad. They are not...

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How to Sit with Your Feelings

A big part of the work that I do with clients, is to teach them how to allow their emotional feelings. Most of us are conditioned to allow the so-called 'positive' feelings (joy, happiness, excitement, love, gratitude) and to attempt to change, get rid of or suppress the so-called 'negative' feelings...

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What I Sacrificed at the Altar of Thinness

Diet Culture is devoted to worshipping at the altar of thinness. For a long time - decades - I was a devotee. I bowed in deference to the rules. I praised all those who were succeeding or at least trying to be thin. When I sinned (by daring to eat until satisfied or by daring to eat high-sugar foods),...

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