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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 15, 2018

April 8 - 14, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

What Weight Gain Really Means

by Caroline Dooner

“Gaining weight reflects a normal human body, experiencing a normal amount of waxing, waning, and fluctuation.”


The not so obvious problem with dieting

by Melissa Toler

“Diet culture uses the fear of fatness to reinforce a hierarchy of bodies. And 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.”


When teaching BMI

by Lori Short-Zamudio

“How do we teach BMI in a way that will not be harmful especially when they [student dietitians] are swimming in the diet stew?”


Weight-shaming hurts kids, and their kids, too

by Maggie Fox

“Kids told to diet will starve themselves, binge-eat and will learn to hate their own bodies.”


Selling Health At Every Size: How To Market Brave

by Maria Paredes

“Being transparent about what our services offer does not negate believing in our product or undervaluing our product. And it does not mean an absence of hope. Quite the contrary, marketing brave means leading with Hope instead of Fear.”


Why your exercise focus should be fitness - not fat loss