Is Fat Really the Worst Thing We Can Be?

Is Fat Really the Worst Thing We Can Be?

I was riding home on the streetcar the other day and overheard a conversation between two grown men. The one was telling the other about his hiking trip abroad. They both clearly loved hiking, and were swapping stories about people they met on the trail, their blisters and aching feet, and the stunning scenery they encountered. It sounded to me like a full-out experience, and had me thinking about hiking abroad too someday.
Then it happened (like it does all too often) - the conversation turned to weight.

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3 Guidelines to Becoming a TRULY Body Positive Health Practitioner

3 Guidelines to Becoming a TRULY Body Positive Health Practitioner

Body positivity has gone mainstream. It’s exciting, because it means more and more people will come across the message of accepting our bodies no matter what they look like, or are capable of doing. It’s a message that promotes caring for people and treating everyone with respect, without requiring that their bodies confirm to someone else’s (or a culture’s) expectation.

But like all things that go mainstream, the core purpose and message can get watered down by those who misunderstand it.

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You Are Not “Bad” for Eating What You Want. Ever.

You Are Not “Bad” for Eating What You Want. Ever.

“Oh I’m being so bad!” (while eating chocolate cake).

“I’ll be good tomorrow and eat a salad” (while enjoying pizza).

Talk of being “bad” or “good” around food is so common you’ve likely heard it discussed today at lunch, or even said it (or thought it) yourself. In our culture there are different ways of eating, some deemed good and some bad - but why? Where does this moral association with food come from?

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How the 5 Stages of Grief Apply to Mourning the Loss of Your Thin Body

How the 5 Stages of Grief Apply to Mourning the Loss of Your Thin Body

Bodies change. That’s an inevitability of life.

Try as we might, it’s impossible to maintain the same body throughout our life span. Sure we can put in our best effort and probably do a good job maintaining a version of our body that we are relatively content with, but the reality is no one is immune to what life brings our way (childbirth, injury, illness), and certainly no one is immune to the effects of time.

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3 Step Process to Overcoming Sugar Addiction (and it's Not What You Think)

3 Step Process to Overcoming Sugar Addiction (and it's Not What You Think)

I was addicted to sugar, 100%.

I took a quiz on a popular food psychologist's website to prove this to myself, and sure enough, my score was 7 out of 10 (1 being not addicted and 10 being super addicted). 7 wasn't the highest possible score, but it was high enough for me to confirm that my inability to eat just one cookie from the plate or one bowl of ice cream instead of the whole container, was the result of sugar addiction. 

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