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Category: Health at Every Size

Worried about wanting or needing to lose weight? Use this 2-step approach

Your journey to reject dieting mentality is hard. Rather than a journey, it might feel like a roller-coaster: up you go today thinking that dieting is useless, damaging, and you will never do it again… down you go tomorrow wondering if you’ve got it all wrong…

Measuring success within intuitive eating and Health at Every Size

A runner crossing a finish line. A mountain climber sticking a flag at the peak. The offer for the job of your dreams. What do these moments have in common? They all represent success. There are images of success within dieting culture too. A woman cheering as she looks at…

A simple strategy to deal with unwanted diet advice from loved ones

Have you ever had one of those experiences when the silence seems louder than a crowded room? When you can tell that your loved ones really really want to say something but they’re not sure they should? The concern in their eyes is unmistakable but you might wonder…

What do tomatoes and Health at Every Size have in common?

In the 1500s Americans were afraid of tomatoes Americans at the time had no marinara sauce, no ketchup and no pizza. When we think about it today, it almost sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But it’s true: Americans thought that tomatoes were poisonous. And they had very…

Make no mistake: giving up dieting can be as challenging as dieting

It may look from the outside that giving up dieting is a walk in the park. Throw all cautions out the window and spend all your days on an endless indulgence-fest!! Stop worrying about your health no matter what your body size is or is going to be!! No…

Let’s redefine health goals!

How many actions do we take every day without a goal in mind? We get in the car to reach a destination. We work to make money. We save to be comfortable in retirement. Most of what we do is done for a specific purpose, with a clear goal in…

Top 10 signs you might need screening for an eating disorder

Imagine you had no idea what symptoms you’d get when you catch a cold. One day you’d wake up with a runny nose, sneezing and coughing but you wouldn’t know what that meant. How would you know what to do next? How would you…

What Health at Every Size and the North Star surprisingly have in common

Sometimes there are books that seem written just for you. Have you ever had that experience, where it almost feels like the author has been peeking into your brain, your doubts, your wishes? This is how I’ve been feeling reading Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life…

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…

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…