Worst Diets of Year – 2015 Slim Chance Awards



It’s that time of the year!

Place your nominations now for the most outlandish and misleading weight loss claims you’ve heard or tried in 2015. Nominate diet gimmicks, products and claims between now and Friday, November 20, 2015.

Our panel of judges will select the “winners” from your nominations. Our judges this year include:

  • Katja Rowell, MD, childhood feeding expert, author and Health at Every Size® proponent
  • Michelle May, MD, CSP is a mindful eating speaker, best-selling author, and founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs.
  • Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, a nationally-known nutritionist who specializes in realistic approaches to healthy living
  • Marsha Hudnall, RD, is a pioneering dietitian and the President & Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

What are the Slim Chance Awards?

The Slim Chance Awards, part of Healthy Weight Week, were started 26 years ago as a way to call out the worst and/or most overrated diet schemes, products and gimmicks of the previous year, just in time to help those embarking on another diet in the New Year avoid going down that futile path once more.  Instead of promoting healthy weights, dieting results in weight gain for the vast majority of people.

Previous winners dating back to 1989 include everything from fat magnets, media personalities, and ephedrine-laced diet pills.

What is Healthy Weight Week?

Healthy Weight Week is a weeklong event that is designed to help change the conversation around weight and health. Far from being a predictor of health, a person’s weight is determined for the most part (about 70%) by genetics. That means people come in a wide range of different shapes and sizes, which does not necessarily mean anything about their health.

The pursuit of thinness through dieting that has preoccupied millions of women over the last 50 years ignores this basic fact. It has led to poorer health, weight gain, eating disorders including binge eating, and unhappiness for many of those women.

Green Mountain at Fox Run was founded in 1973 to help women move away from diets and put in place a realistic approach to self-care that supports them in achieving and maintaining their personal healthy weight. Confirmed by peer-reviewed research to be sustainable for healthy weight management, our approach is enjoyable and practical, a far cry from the deprivation and denial involved in dieting.

Submit Your Nomination Today!

Let your voice be heard in calling out weight loss schemes and gimmicks that interfere with health and happiness.

Let us know the most misleading weight loss promises you heard or tried in 2015.

Nominations close Friday, November 20, 2015.

Or learn more about the Slim Chance Awards, our judges, and submit your nomination here!


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