It’s Fat Talk Free Week


fat talk free week video

You know fat talk:

  • I’m so fat.
  • Do I look fat in this?
  • You look great!  Have you lost weight?

All variations on the same theme — concern over body size that would be better focused on how we feel or  our purpose in life or whatever is truly meaningful to the individual.  Delta Delta Delta, the sorority that started this week a few years ago, describes fat talk as “all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies.”

They cite a figure of 10 million women with anorexia and bulimia.   But did you know that three times as many people suffer from binge eating disorder than anorexia and bulimia combined?  That rachets up significantly the number of people suffering with eating disorders, all of which have a strong component of body dissatisfaction.

The 2010 Fat Talk Free Week campaign “asks supporters to spread the message of Fat Talk Free®  Week by inviting their friends and family to share the message of ending fat talk through self-expression and social media.”  Here’s a powerful video they put together that might inspire you.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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