‘Weighing In’

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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Healthy Weight Week: The 2015 Healthy Body Image Hero

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Each year, we select a body image hero, someone who has taken a stand during the year or over the years, to make a difference in the way that women think about their bodies. Last year we honored Francie Berg, founder of Healthy Weight Week 22 years ago and  a pioneer in the move away from diets and body loathing. […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: Try the Media Diet!

By Erin Risius, MA

Diet Industry Insanity While standing in the supermarket line waiting to check out, I see rows of magazines promising rapid weight loss – and all of them are aimed at women. To quote social activist Marge Piercy in an article she wrote addressing America’s obsession with weight loss…”sometimes I think we have all gone insane.’ We live in a society that […] Read more »

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