There’s something magical about the third week in January and – if you’ve been following us, you guessed it – it’s Healthy Weight Week!
About Healthy Weight Week
Healthy Weight Week was developed 26 years ago by healthy weight pioneer Francie Berg. Its aim is to help change the conversation around weight, a mission we are passionate about shifting.
That’s because focusing on weight usually leads us in the wrong direction.
We diet, exercise as a means to an end, and try all sorts of insane weight loss schemes, all in the hope of finally achieving our “ideal” weight.
This probably isn’t news to you, but this might be: a focus on weight loss isn’t just futile, but actually damaging. Products, services, and “lifestyles” sold by the weight loss industry cause most participants to not only fail the regimen, but to gain weight.
Not to mention these schemes often cause poorer health as an outcome of stress. Physical stress in the form of repeatedly undereating, then overeating on low-nutrient foods, and mental stress from feelings of failure that can lead to anxiety and depression.
And it’s no coincidence this event takes place during the third week of January. That’s when New Year diets, cleanses, and “new you” efforts start to fall by the wayside because they’re impossible to sustain.
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So What Are We Doing to Change the Conversation Around Weight?
This year, we’ve got some great activities in store! Including illuminating infographics, enlightening videos, inspirational memes, and great blog posts to introduce you to a liberating approach free of weight worries, food fears, punishing exercise, and negative thoughts about your body.
But we can’t do it alone.
We call on you to join us next week to aid in the fight to change the conversation around weight and health for a real look at how you can put the fundamental elements of healthy living in place in your life for the long term.