Recovery 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....

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 body...