How to Sniff Out a Diet in Disguise
Diet culture is sneaky. The 'wellness' industry has seen to that. For some time now the fact that diets don't work has been in the public realm. That's why dieting companies have changed tack and now talk about 'lifestyle changes' and 'wellness'. New food rules appear in the name of 'health'. Things...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more