health at every size
For example - an important step in becoming an intuitive eater is to remove all restrictions while simultaneously becoming
Katie is the founder of the Dessert Club, which runs 8-week courses on how to stop dieting, enjoy food more, and live a meaningful
-- -- -- -- Though I have objections, politically, to Donald Trump, that's not why my heart is broken this week. Katie is
... bombarded by fear of the "obesity epidemic," surrounded by diet culture, fitspo, thinspo -- and peppered with unrepresentative
Cravings aren't something to be feared or to get rid of. I could make the argument that you should actually look forward to your food cravings since they are insider information from your body and subconscious mind about what's going on under the surface in your life.
ll thoughts about your own body are reinforced. You reinforce stigma in the person next to you, regardless of their size. Your children are taught to see bodies as problematic. And the judgment most certainly does not liberate anyone to live their life with reverence and grace in the body they have.
Laugh through the pain.
Every year just before Halloween, the fear of Santa starts being drilled into kids' heads. But somewhere around puberty, the fear of Santa wanes and in its place we start to panic over something even more almighty and powerful: fat.
Remember, preparation is half the battle. Arm yourself now with the self-care and self-confidence you need to make it through this holiday season loving yourself fully as you are right now, right here.
Many fat activists are trying to reclaim the word "fat" as a neural descriptor, in the same way that we utilize words such as "tall" vs. "short." The problem is that in our culture the descriptor of "fat" has become synonymous with undesirable traits, such as being lazy, unattractive, and unhealthy.
Summer is the time for traveling into the forest to hike, but for many of us, taking on a hike can be emotionally and physically challenging.
Learning to trust myself has allowed me to be happy in my body in a way I never imagined possible. But it required that I stop judging my happiness by looking in the mirror and comparing my body to other women's bodies. It required that I look inside, listen to and trust my body, and find happiness by turning away from appearance and toward my heart.
Your body is not a problem to be solved. Your body is your home and regarding it as separate, problematic or disgusting can result in a type of detachment that interferes with your ability to hear its valuable messages to you. You need your body. It does not lie.
I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.