Why is Weight Watchers Covered by Health Insurance?

By Erin Risius, MA

I recently found out that health insurance covers Weight Watchers. What the…? ‘Health’ insurance covers a diet?! Diets have very little to do with health and so it’s the message that this sends that bothers me because it says that this diet is ‘reasonable and necessary’ per health insurance standards. But dieting behavior is one of the primary contributors to […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: Let Go of Dieting Day

By Lisa Christie

It’s Not About a Number Think back on it. If weighing yourself has been an ongoing activity in your life, or if it’s something you do frequently, what are the usual outcomes? Is it happiness? A sense of empowerment that follows? A flood of self love and appreciation? Probably not. More often it’s probably followed by anxiety, dread, disappointment, disbelief. […] Read more »

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How I Finally Gave Up Dieting

By Guest Blogger

One of our Slim Chance Award judges and favorite bloggers, Annabel Adams, let go of dieting for good last year. Think you’re ready, too? Annabel has 8 questions for you to answer to get you started. Last year, I did something unheard of: I gave up dieting. This may not seem like a big deal, but in a society that […] Read more »


Weight Loss Fraud – What a Surprise – Not!

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

FTC Cracks Down on Weight Loss Fraud On the heels of our Slim Chance Awards, which called out the most egregious weight loss schemes of 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week charged four companies with weight loss fraud. Sensa, the makers of a powder that you sprinkle to your food to “make you feel fuller faster” L’Occitane, which […] Read more »


Health at My Size

By Guest Blogger

As we get closer to Health Weight Week, from January 19-25, we wanted to re-share one of our most popular guest blog posts from 2013. Kate from the blog “This Is Not a Diet, It’s My Life” writes about health at her size. Hello, my name is Kate and I am a recovered yo-yo dieter. I have been losing and […] Read more »

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