Body Image Articles

Do you have a “Diet Mentality”?

What is diet culture and do you have a 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 message of diet culture is that weight...

Why I am a Fat Ally

Picture of my cousin Lee and I. I am 2 years old in this photo. Body hatred killed my cousin. I had a dream about it before it even happened. I felt it deep in my bones that something bad was going to happen. The last time I saw my cousin Lee, we hugged one another...

How to Explain Intuitive Eating to a Friend.

“Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself.” – Lizzo Our culture is steeped in dieting and while intuitive eating (IE) is gaining traction in main stream media and is now more recognized than it was in previous years, IE is still misunderstood...

Intuitive Fasting?! How to spot fake Intuitive Eating.

How to spot fake Intuitive Eating Diet culture is sneaky, and as Intuitive Eating gains in popularity and press, it’s important to call out what isn’t Intuitive Eating. Wellness culture and diet culture are co-opting the language (by using the word INTUITIVE before...