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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 7, 2018

February 18, 2018

February 11 - 17, 2018

 

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Thin Is Not The Same As Healthy

from Project Heal

 

“It’s not that everything you’ve ever learned about the importance of eating nutrient-rich foods and getting regular exercise is wrong. Those things will absolutely make you healthier. What they won’t do is make you thin.”

 

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/02/190857/dieting-health-losing-weight-watchers

The not-so-obvious problem with dieting

by Melissa Toler

 

“for people who are constantly pushed out into the margins because of race, gender, ability, or sexuality, our cultural obsession with weight can complicate things.”

 

https://www.melissatoler.com/blog/the-not-so-obvious-problem-with-dieting

Why we should stop worrying about clean eating, and embrace our love of food

by Kate Lever

 

"Food is not about morality and it is more than just fuel; it’s about love and joy and freedom and family and friends, and the simple delight of getting icing sugar stuck under your fingernails.” 

 

 

https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/food-drink-clean-eating-instagram-books-reading-anorexia-orthorexia-eating-disorder/188712

 

Why you still need to eat healthy foods — even if you aren't overweight

by Alessandro Demaio

 

“While it might be easy to take solace in a thinner weight, many of the serious health risks associated with poorer diet are often hidden from plain sight.” 


TW: healthism & ableism but good to share with #HAES-curious

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-12/why-having-a-healthy-weight-shouldnt-make-eating-junk-food-okay/9423362

“I’m body positive as long as you’re not obese.”

by Your Fat Friend

 

"There’s a power dynamic that comes with people who call my body obese. It hides otherwise naked disdain behind a gossamer thin veil of medicine, legitimating the bullying and lecturing that will inevitably follow.”

 

https://medium.com/@thefatshadow/im-body-positive-as-long-as-you-re-not-obese-225c7ee7e652

Why do poor Americans eat so unhealthfully? Because junk food is the only indulgence they can afford.

by Priya Fielding-Singh

 

"Nutritional inequality in the U.S. has more to do with people's socioeconomic status than their geographic location. Living in poverty or affluence affects more than our access to healthy food: It shapes the very meanings we attach to food."

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-singh-food-deserts-nutritional-disparities-20180207-story.html

Vintage but relevant:

 

Weight Watchers Works. For Two Out of a Thousand. (And They Probabl