Whitney Thore’s Successful Journey to Overcome Negative Body Image

Did you say the F-word? When it comes to self-acceptance, a self-described ‘fat and fabulous’ woman is getting national attention because she is choosing to live her life and pursue her passions in the body she has today. What a concept. So many women who struggle with their weight put aspects of their lives on […]

Are Fat “Jokes” Acceptable? We Think Not

Have you had an insensitive joke or comment told at your expense that was meant to be ‘funny’ –and then you came up with a brilliant witty response – later – instead of in the moment? Maybe said ‘joke’ was instead met with a gaping stare, or nervous laughter that was meant to relay ‘I’m […]

Take Weight Stigma Off Your Plate to Really Eat Healthy

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Do you know what you’re thinking about your body? If you’re a woman who has struggled with your weight, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking too positively about it. And as Dr. Kari Anderson, our binge eating specialist at Green Mountain and leader of our new Pathway℠ program for binge eaters, […]

My Eyes Are Up Here: How One Green Mountain Mama Got Her Mojo Back

Today’s post is courtesy of another articulate Green Mountain alum (or Green Mountain Mama as she puts it). Cat Mitchell will start regularly writing for A Weight Lifted, to share her experience as a young woman set on taking back her life as she moves away from old notions of self to ones that support her […]

Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

According to the latest headlines, you can’t be fat and healthy. I imagine you’ve seen/heard those headlines in recent days. They’re about a study that was just published looking at the question of whether a person can be healthy at higher weights. “Fat and healthy is a myth” (LA Times) “New research disputes fat but […]

Did You See Her Thigh Gap?

Model Robyn Lawley Doesn’t Have A Thigh Gap Some Say This Model Is Fat. She Gives Such A Perfect Response That Even Ellen Degeneres Applauds. Okay, this is a thing now apparently. Like a thing young women are striving for when they go on diets – getting the perfect thigh gap. So, now the body ideal we […]

Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see […]

It Happened During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

If you read our blog regularly, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, etc., you know it’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week. While we only touched the tip of the topic here on A Weight Lifted, there have been a lot of really cool things happening across the internet this week. Did you know that new research […]

Weight Stigma Webinar: When Liking Your Body Seems Impossible

Weight stigma – judgment or stereotyping based on a person’s weight, shape or size – is everywhere we turn. With this epidemic of shaming people about their bodies, is it any wonder that women who struggle with eating and weight often find it nearly impossible to like their bodies? According to Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, […]

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Celebrating Community

Because I’m a woman and live on planet earth, I have seen subtle and overt expressions of weight stigma my entire life. And because I’ve had my own struggle with weight, I’ve personally experienced what weight stigma can do. There’s a primal need we all share to feel acceptance and belonging and the worst thing […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Expression and Healing

Join Green Mountain at Fox Run as we blog about Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Today, we encourage you to get creative and express yourself. How can you use art to heal and build self-acceptance? Today’s theme in this Weight Stigma Awareness Week is Expression. Weight stigma can […]

Weight of the Nation: Fear & Shame Isn’t a Motivator

Up for a little fear, shame and overall misdirection next week?  Then have we got something for you! Tune into HBO’s documentary “Weight of the Nation,” produced in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.  It’s scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday night. […]

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 […]

Fighting Weight Stigma with Body Positivity

Today marks the first day of National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, an effort sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association to build awareness of what weight stigma is, the harmful effects it can have on people of all ages in all environments, and what can be done to stop it.  The theme of this inaugural […]

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, […]