Body Image Articles

What is Weight Stigma?

Weight stigma is also known as weight bias or weight discrimination. Discriminating or stereotyping based on a person’s size. Weight stigma also manifests in fat phobia: the dislike or fear of being or becoming fat. Examples of weight stigma: Assuming someone in a...

Pregnancy & Intuitive Eating

Pregnancy Hunger & Intuitive Eating  You’ve heard the joke about pregnant women, eating for two, right?  While this is a funny notion, it’s not entirely true, at least from a calorie standpoint. Breastfeeding actually requires more calories compared to...

Does Intuitive Eating Work?

How to measure progress without stepping on the scale.  In my late teens and early twenties I was addicted to dieting, addicted to the scale. I even worked as a Weight Watcher “counselor” for a brief period of time. At my worst, I weighed myself daily, sometimes more....

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...