Health at Every Size Articles

Weight Watchers Nearly Fired Me: My Story

When I was 17 I moved to Switzerland to spend my “gap” year as an exchange student. At the time I didn’t recognize the extreme privilege in this experience. Newly graduated from high school, this was my opportunity to ski and hike the Swiss Alps. Little did I know...

What is Healthism?

Do you feel pressure to live a “healthy” lifestyle?   Do you feel guilty if you eat “junk” foods?   What is your definition of “health”? Is it the mere absence of disease? Does it take into account the psycho-social determinants of health? What about our...

Are you ready for Intuitive Eating ?

Are you ready for Intuitive Eating ? Chances are, if Intuitive Eating has found you, you might be ready to learn a different way of relating to food and your body, a different way other than going on yet another diet. You are beginning to think: “I’m tired of counting...

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...