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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 9, 2018

February 25th - March 3rd, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

Camila Mendes of 'Riverdale' Just Opened Up About Why She's 'Done With Dieting'

by Stacey Leasca

“I'm done believing in the idea that there's a thinner, happier version of me on the other side of all the tireless effort."


How my anorexia battle affected my relationship with my mother

by Georgia Smit

“I sat down with [my mother] to talk about the impact my eating disorder had on her and our relationship. Before this conversation we had never talked about this in such detail. What she said brought me to tears.”


Perceiving the beauty of all bodies

by Ragan Chastain

“perceiving beauty is a skill set – which is to say that everyone has inherent beauty, and the ability to see that beauty is a skill that can be learned and expanded. “


On Living 100 years in Diet Culture

by Dr Lauren Muhlheim

"At 9 years old [in 1925] people wanted me to start appearing on stage playing the piano. My teacher wanted to speak with my parents & told them he thought I was overweight & should lose some weight. He wanted to groom me for concert piano playing. “


There’s No Morality in Exercise:I’m a Fat Person and Made a Successful Fitness App

by Naomi Alderman

"For a long time I bought into that story, wholeheartedly, accepting what it said as the truth about me. Until I realized that fatness—that the way I felt about fatness—was something totally different.”