Dieting: Good or Evil?

Guess what? It's International No Diet Day - a day dedicated to raising awareness about the harms of dieting and anti-fat bias. You might not be familiar with the term 'anti-fat bias'. Effectively it means the bias against fatness in our culture - this could be in the doctor's office, at the family dinner...

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How Do I Feel About My Weight Gain?

Yes, me too. Like many others, I have also gained weight during the pandemic. I've gained weight even though I'm at peace with food. I've gained weight even though I no longer binge eat. I've gained weight even though I've done more walking than I had been, pre-pandemic. I've gained weight even though...

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Why Keeping Busy is NOT a Solution to Binge Eating

I hang out with a lot of people in various forums, who struggle with binge eating. One of the most common recommendations that other 'sufferers' suggest is to 'get busy' and distract themselves until the urge to binge passes. It's not surprising that this tool is so highly recommended - it's a suggestion...

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Enjoy Easter This Year

Easter used to be a very stressful time of year for me. First, there was all the special chocolate around and I didn't know how to handle it. Second, it involved seeing people which was hard if I was heavier than the last time I saw them. And third, it marked a turning point for me in terms...

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A Difficult Choice: Authenticity or Belonging

Our culture doesn't make it easy to exist in a body that is othered. What I mean by 'othered' is a body that is seen to be outside of the norm, different from the dominant body, and/ or a body that is seen to be undesirable in some way. An othered body could be stigmatised due to size, gender identity,...

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