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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 6, 2018

February 5 - 10, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

Weight Watchers Offering Free Memberships To Teens (AKA Future Of Yo-Yo Dieting)

by Joni Endelman

“I won’t stand idly by and watch [my daughter] half-exist, shrouded in body shame, spending her years counting calories, the finest moments of her life worrying about how big a slice of cake is or how small her ass is. I will not.

F&*k Weight Watchers.”


Weight Watchers is targeting teens with a new free program. That’s a problem.

by Rebecca Scritchfield

"The name is Weight Watchers, not Health Enhancers.... It will not only affect those who participate, but also every other teen who is exposed to the message that some bodies are “problems”.



by Megan Whelan

“I wondered who I might have been if so much of my personality hadn’t been developed alongside - and in defence of - my body.

And so now I stand out, when and how I can.”


My Weight Has Nothing to Do with How Good a Runner I Am

by Allie Kieffer

“The scrutiny grew unnerving. I didn’t look like most of the women I lined up against.....anytime I delivered a lackluster performance I was met with rhetoric that I needed to lose weight to perform better.”


Beyond the Scale: Finding Other Measures of Success to Nurture Long-Term Sustainable Change

by Lesley Wayler

"So as we enter February, don’t put the New Year behind you quite yet. Maybe instead, reframe your resolution, adding in a metric that’s more meaningful than a number on a scale and that points to your improved quality of life.”