Body Image Articles

White Supremacy and Diet Culture.

“ Diet culture and white supremacy say that the ultimate aim is thinness and whiteness. The opposing truth says that we need to fight for safety, autonomy, and justice for every body that is not thin or white.”  Corrie Van Horne Diet culture is a system of...

Do you have a ‘Diet Mentality?’

What is diet culture and the diet mentality?  Diet culture is defined as a system of beliefs, messages, and behaviors that places value and focus on weight, shape and body size over and above health and well-being. The messages of diet culture are that weight and...

Feeling “Fat” ?

Anatomy of a Fat Thought: How to Decode Feeling “Fat”  You wake up one morning feeling good. You put on your favorite jeans, you know the ones that you would avoid wearing on a ‘bad’ day. And, then suddenly, out of nowhere, you feel FAT. You feel like your thighs...

What is Your Set point Weight?

What is the set point theory of weight?  We all have an internal thermostat that regulates our weight. This “thermostat” works by increasing the metabolism when the body begins to gain weight or when we eat excessive calories. When we lose weight, this...