Body Respect: Book Review and Giveaway

Finding Peace In The War Against Obesity There’s a revolution afoot. It takes on ingrained notions about eating, exercise, weight, health. That counting calories is the best way to avoid consistent overeating and weight gain. That the “no-pain, no gain” approach to exercise is the best way to get fit. That healthy weights are primarily determined by what […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Starts Monday!

Next week marks the third annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (of which I am privileged to serve as a board member). Weight Stigma: Judging People By Their Body Size Weight stigma is an insidious yet pervasive problem in today’s world. It comes out of the judgment about body […]

How Well Has Not Liking Yourself Worked So Far?

Today’s post is another from a blog I wrote for a couple of years ago.  It addresses the subject of size acceptance, and it’s a subject that confounds many of our best efforts.  I often ask women to imagine that after successfully putting a healthy lifestyle in place, they found their weight remained the same. […]

Dreams of Changing Attitudes

It's said there's truth in dreams.  My dreams the other night revolved around the question whether it is important to  change our attitudes  before changing our decisions.  I was thinking/dreaming about how it affected our ability to successfully put a healthy lifestyle in place.  Yes, we dietitians have strange dreams.  Or is just me?  🙂 […]

How Body Image Concerns Lead to Eating & Weight Worry

The title of this post might seem a bit elementary. I mean, isn’t it obvious?  On the surface, maybe yes, but Kathy Kater, LICSW, who I had the privilege of hearing speak at the recent Binge Eating Disorder Association conference, talks about it in a way that illuminates the problem so clearly, I thought it […]