It’s weight stigma awareness week, so here is a little recap about what is weight stigma and why it matters, to ALL of us, regardless of our body size. Photo credit: Virgie Tovar
Recently I have been receiving many questions about what I ACTUALLY do as a certified Eating Psychology Coach and a Health At Every Size practitioner. So, here are 3 important distinctions that define the work that I do, and how I help women (but not only) reconnect to their own bodies with kindness and respect.
It has come to my attention that yet another brand is exploiting the ‘body positive’ message to sell their products, that are in fact in conflict with the body acceptance narrative. [massive sigh] This is not only dangerous but downright unethical. Read why I am so annoyed by this here.
One of the cornerstones of “Health At Every Size” is to consider each and every one of us enjoys a natural “setpoint weight”. But what is it and how to reach it?
In this article, I explore the concept of ‘thin privilege’ and why being ‘body positive’ doesn’t have the exact same implications for all.
This week, I am sharing some of my favourite podcast episodes. Most of them talk about recovery from disordered eating / eating disorders. Some evoke diet culture and the violence of the patriarchy. Many involve incredible life stories and brave activists that courageously fight to carve a path towards food and body freedom for all of us. I hope you enjoy them!
Have you ever noticed that it is socially accepted for people to be ‘naturally thin’, yet ‘naturally fat’ people are constantly shamed into weight loss ‘for their health’? In this post, I am exploring the basic principles behind ‘Health at every size’, and why higher body weight does not necessarily mean less healthy.
If you have never heard of self-care, you might associate it with taking a bubble bath. Although taking a relaxing bath can be self-care to some, it is in fact a much broader concept, that has a crucial role in body image recovery.
If you spent years obsessing over food and exercise, like I did, there is a good chance it slowly engulfed whatever free time you had on your hands. It can go as far as defining your whole identity among colleagues, classmates or your family as the ultra-fit, diet-obsessed gym freak. In most cases, there is a point where this identity suffocates us, for physical or emotional reasons. But how do you find your ‘real self’ again after being defined by your food and exercise routines for so long?