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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Are You Believing These 2 Lies About Yourself?

There are 2 lies that you probably tell yourself - at least from time to time. Perhaps when you're complying with the rules of diet culture you don't actively accuse yourself of these. But my guess is that they're lurking just under the surface, ready to pounce as soon as you 'slip up.' These 2 lies...

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This News Item Infuriates Me

Note to self: don’t read the news before bedtime. I do know better! But last night I didn’t listen to my own advice and I couldn’t scroll past an item with the headline: ‘Two teenagers placed in foster care after weight loss plan fails’. WHAAAATTTT? We’re removing fat children from...

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