‘Weighing In’

‘Beach Body’ Ad Sparks Controversy: #AerieReal, Dove & Lane Bryant Challenge Weight Stigma

By Erin Risius, MA

Here we go again Another ad promoting the perfect ‘beach body’ and defining it by parameters that most women can’t attain naturally, let alone healthfully. Dietary supplement maker Protein World is getting international publicity for an ad that’s gone viral – and not in a way they intended. “Are You Beach Body Ready?” This company’s latest ad is aimed at defining […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Dear Food Police

By Jacki Monaco

This blog is dedicated to all of the self-proclaimed members of the Food Police out there. It’s your turn to listen because I’ve had about enough of your false arrests! I’m eating a meal. I’m enjoying the flavors, the textures, the smells, and the company. I’m eating exactly what I’m in the mood for: mindfully and happily. I am content. […] Read more »

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Learning about Intuitive Eating from Savvy Girl(s)

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

 A quick look at the table of contents for the new book Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating co-authored by Brittany Deal and registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Sumner Brooks, tells me it would be a great book for many readers of A Weight Lifted. How To Start Feeding Yourself Well With chapter titles such as “Don’t Cut the […] Read more »

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Beyond the Diet Mentality: Chocolate, Pleasure and Eating What You Want

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to red hearts, cards sent, given to or received from loved ones, and, of course, chocolate. How did chocolate become the symbol of love on Valentine’s Day? According to at least one story I found on the Internet, the Aztecs viewed chocolate as an aphrodisiac. Long after chocolate made its way […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: Other Things to Do with Your Scale

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

This post really needs no words. Still, we can’t help ourselves. After you enjoy the image, read why the Body Mass Index (BMI) is really not something you need to think twice about. BMI Failings If there’s one thing many weight management experts agree on, it’s that judging a person’s health on the basis of the BMI is highly flawed. A […] Read more »

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