The crucial role of satisfaction in optimal digestion
Our brain’s ability to record taste, pleasure, aroma, satisfaction from eating is a powerful driver when it comes to (re-)establishing a healthy digestion.
Extra resources on raising & feeding body confident children!
A series of books, websites, podcasts and other pediatric guidelines to raise and feed body-confident children, in Dubai and abroad.
Changing your body won’t fix body image issues. Here’s why.
Words matter. When we keep hearing that thinness = morality and thinness = health, we do end up ‘feeling better’ at a lower weight. But we are mistaken to think we can achieve a better relation to self by modifying our appearance.
Recognizing thin privilege on your body positive journey
In this article, I explore the concept of ‘thin privilege’ and why being ‘body positive’ doesn’t have the exact same implications for all.
Three ways to avoid body comparisons this summer
If you are dreading the time you’ll need to parade in a swim suit this summer, this one is for you! Three simple tips to get over the comparison trap and embrace your body as the perfect vessel that will carry you through summer, one delicious ice cream cone at a time!
6 podcast episodes to nurture body acceptance
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!
My emergency self-care list
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about self-care: what it is and why it matters for body image. For this second part, I am listing what self-care looks like for me.
Emotional eating is a self-care issue
“Emotional eating” is usually self-diagnosed. It tends to involve copious amounts of shame and suffering, and is witnessed across a wide spectrum of size, gender, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, etc. If you identify with this term, here are some ways you can understand it better and slowly dismantle its power over you, in a compassionate, non belligerent way.
A glimpse of ramadan with Hanane Fathallah
In this guest post, Plus size fashion blogger and body positive activist Hanane Fathallah answers some of my most burning questions about food, body image and Ramadan.
It is high time we uncouple weight and health
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.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT has been one of the determining treatments for my recovery and to finally let go of a perfectionism that kept moving from one area of my life to another. In this little Q&A with ‘The Psychiatry and Therapy Centre’, we explore CBT in more details.