If You Think You Need to Go on a Diet, Think Again!

The media is peppered with stories about the o-word* - in fact - it's often referred to as the o-word epidemic - as if it's a fast spreading virus! We're bombarded with statistics about it -  how many of us 'have' it (as if it was a contracted disease), the higher risk of diseases that higher weight...

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Diet Culture is a Parasite

Think of Diet Culture as a parasite. It uses you as its host. It sucks the very life force from you and thrives on it! According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a parasite is defined as: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support...

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Make Peace with Food: How to Take the Next Doable Step

When you're suffering, sometimes the process of healing can seem like a huge mountain to climb, especially when you're still mired in the dysfunctional behaviours and there seems to be very little if any progress. Today I'm going to teach you about something that isn't rocket science. But applying...

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Diets: The Abusive Partner in a Toxic Relationship

Diets are like an abusive partner in a toxic relationship with your own body. Like an abusive partner, diets restrict your freedom by attempting to control what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat. Like an abusive partner, diets gaslight you by making you believe that your weight regain...

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The O-Word Is the Second Preventable Cause of Cancer After Smoking. Is It True? Is It Helpful?

Cancer Research UK is in the news again with another of their stigmatising campaigns.  Last year they launched a national campaign on the connection between ‘obesity’ and cancer. Billboards all over the country featured a game of hangman. Remember this? This year, the campaign is drawing...

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