‘weight stigma’

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

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/11/2012

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. I haven’t seen the documentary […] Read more »

Weight of the Nation

Confront Your Own Biases about Weight

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/30/2011

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, fitness level, etc., may or […] Read more »

Self Talk Tips to Fight Weight Stigma

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/29/2011

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 to a 9-year-old girl who […] Read more »

Fight Weight Stigma with Self Compassion

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/27/2011

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 the negative chatter starts, think […] Read more »

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