Confront Your Own Biases about Weight

Today we wrap up the first-ever Weight Stigma Awareness Week by asking you to observe the official call to action, which is to observe our own weight biases and assess whether we may be contributing to weight stigma knowingly or unknowingly. Do you judge others by their size and whether or how their food intake, […]

Self Talk Tips to Fight Weight Stigma

We’re continuing our series for Weight Stigma Awareness Week with this video by Darla on one more way to practice self compassion.  On Tuesday Darla recommended noticing if you would talk to a friend the same way you talk negatively to yourself. Today Darla suggests stopping negative self talk by visualizing how you would talk […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Pleasure

In our classes at our retreat that explores issues surrounding weight loss for women, we talk a lot about connecting the mind and body.  It’s one of the best ways to bring yourself back into the moment to understand what kind of nourishment your body really craves when you want to turn to food for […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Self Compassion

To kick off Weight Stigma Awareness Week, Darla discussed yesterday here on A Weight Lifted how important it is to be aware of body negativity and criticism.  Before we can make behavioral changes, we must first notice negative self talk and observe how hurtful it is.  Today, she shares a tip about self compassion.  When […]

How Weight Stigma Hurts: Hating Our Bodies

As part of the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s build-up to Weight Stigma Awareness Week, we offer this second post on weight stigma.  It’s part of a blog carnival; check it out to find other what other folks have to say about  weight stigma.  You can also check out our first post on how weight stigma […]

How Weight Stigma Hurts

What does weight stigma mean to you? Over the next few months, the Binge Eating Disorder Association is spearheading a blog carnival designed to bring attention to the issue of weight stigma.  It’s a lead-up to National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, which I blogged about last week. The focus of today’s carnival is the question, […]