Chief Medical Officer Wants to Ban Snacks on Public Transport: A Response…

As I was emptying the dishwasher yesterday morning and preparing my breakfast, I was listening to BBC Radio 4 - the Today programme. Headline news, along with the alarming situation developing at the Syrian-Turkish border, was a call from the outgoing Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies,...

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Are Intuitive Eating and Health Mutually Exclusive?

If two things are mutually exclusive, it means they can't occur simultaneously. This is often the accusation levelled at Intuitive Eating practitioners - that we're steering people away from health. This is absolutely not the case. First and foremost, we steer people towards what matters to...

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Weight Stigma: What Is It, What Does It Cost and What Can We Do About It?

It's Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Do you know what that is? Many don't - so here are some examples: Weight stigma is ...when you look at yourself in the mirror and hate what you see ...when people (including total strangers) comment on your body size (whether you've lost, gained or stayed the same...

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How to Cultivate Intuition for Intuitive Eating

According to Wikipedia, intuition is 'the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning.' There's an inner knowing which doesn't require a conscious process of thinking. Many believe that it's something some people just have - and others don't. But I disagree. I think...

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Where Do I Want to Invest My Energy?

No matter how much work we do on our relationships with food and our bodies, since we live in a diet culture that values thin bodies, I think it's unrealistic to think you'll forever be free of negative thoughts about your body (until we eradicate diet and beauty culture!). Our environment is set...

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