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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 4, 2018

January 22-28, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

Woman on diet has lost one and a half friends since start of January

by The Daily Mash

"As we head into crunch time, I plan to offer patronising dieting advice to anyone fatter than me. By April, I expect the social invitations to stop entirely.” *satire*


Worried about the kids? Fear of obesity is much more health-damaging than high weight itself. An interview with Dr Linda Bacon

by Ginny Jones

Help [your kids] see that their body is amazing because it houses them. Support them in learning to read their bodies, to trust themselves, to nourish themselves, body and soul.”


Why Don't Luxury Brands Want To Dress Fat People?

by Laurel Dickman

"Our clothing is as disposable as we are seen to be, likely to only make it a couple of seasons at most.”


When girls gain weight. Tips for parents.

by Rebelfit

"However you phrase it... Just keep reminding her... Weight gain at this time is.... PERFECTLY NORMAL. PERFECTLY HEALTHY. PERFECTLY WONDERFUL."


Bodies In Motion: The Complicated Relationship Between Fatness & Athleticism

by Kimberly Dark

“I lived cautiously, having embraced the story that a fat body was rather weak and socially useless. In private, intimate moments, I knew my body was a miracle.“


3 Tiny Ways Thin People Can Shift Their Language to Support Fat Acceptance

by Melissa Fabello

"Because fat is not a feeling – not technically. It’s a body type, an experience, and an identity. And associating it with every negative feeling that you have adds to weight stigma in the form of “Fat = Bad.”’


Dear Doctor, Meet Your Patient in a Larger Body

by Dr. Colleen Reichmann

"Dear Doctor, Pediatrician, Gastroenterologist, Cardiologist, or OBGYN,

The time is now."


A Formal Goodbye To Running, From Someone In Eating Disorder Recovery

by Samantha Faye

"I can use [my body] in a way that does not involve mindlessly pounding my feet against a conveyor belt w/ the same songs playing over & over again, just so digital numbers display my http://self-worth.You are not inherently bad, but you are bad for me."