Let’s talk about how dieting damages the body

There’s this book I really want to read. It’s a 1000 pages long. No, it’s not “Lord of the Rings” (been there) and it’s not the Fifty Shades trilogy (done that). This book is called “The Biology of Human…

The essential 4-parts approach to guide your eating after you stop dieting

I know I always say there are no obligations when you’re in the process of learning how to eat. This is an experiential process and there are no rights or wrongs. But this is the one and only exception. There is a concept and approach that is so…

Why you cannot stop dieting

There is a lot of talk these days about habits, lifestyle, and behavioral changes. If you manage to build and sustain a health habit, you might be able to build a healthy lifestyle. It seems that all you need to do to change, is change what you do. Changing your…

Diet traps: 3 ways diets set you up for failure

When Indiana Jones is entering a cave where a treasure is hidden, you know it’s booby-trapped. Maybe there’s going to be a huge ball that will run after him. And the wrong step will open up a trap-door under his feet. And watch out…

4 ways to be in charge of your health that have nothing to do with losing weight

One of the most pervasive concepts within dieting mentality is that a person’s weight is a direct reflection of their health. Many diseases are often attributed to “excessive” weight, from high cholesterol and blood pressure, to diabetes. This concept is largely used as a reason why…

What normal eating looks like

What does it mean to eat normally? If you’ve been stuck in diets for most of your life, you may not have the faintest idea of what normal eating actually looks like. So let’s jump right into it. “Normal” eating doesn’t include counting calories or…

5 weight loss “truths” and how Health at Every Size addresses them

Weight loss feels inescapable these days. Magazine covers of all kinds boast tips to lose those extra few pounds. Commercials on TV constantly advertise the new dieting plans that will allow you to go down one size in 4 weeks. And, at the same time, major news outlets run stories…

7 myths and misconceptions about the Health at Every Size ®paradigm

I never decided to become a chronic dieter or to develop an eating disorder before reaching age 21. Diets were presented to me like the only option to lose the extra weight that everyone told me I shouldn’t have. Dieting seemed to be the perfect solution to stop…

You can ask for help for your eating anxieties now

I’m lucky. I’m one of those people who’s had good physical health throughout their life. I’ve never been hospitalized, I have no allergies, food sensitivities, or other chronic physical diseases. I’m very grateful for that. However, I do have other…