HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 18, 2018

April 29 - May 5, 2018

To celebrate 'International No Diet Day' month (May), Health Not Diets online courses are on special!

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Articles and Blogs

Why I don't talk about weight loss

by TaLynn Kel


“I believed that if I built my life around fitness, then I would be successful. Fit at any cost. Then I had a pulmonary embolism.”


http://talynnkel.com/blog/2018/3/26/why-i-dont-talk-about-weight-loss

 

Why are we addicted to weighing ourselves?

by Kasey Edwards


“Rather than building us up, each weigh-in session instead undermines the trust we have in our bodies. After all, if we have to constantly defer to the great Scale God in the bathroom, then how much control do we really have?”


https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/weigh-free-may-starts-tomorrow-are-you-in-20180429-p4zccg.html

 

I used to be a holistic nutritionist

by Denby Royal


“my world crumbled like a dry piece of raw gluten-free paleo cake.... I had fallen for the false language of pseudoscience where a morsel of real medicine is blended with enough nonsense and conviction to fool so many people.”


https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/i-used-to-be-a-holistic-nutritionist/

 

The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.

by Paula Span


“The problem...is that when researchers leave older people out, ‘you end up with a very homogeneous group that is not representative of your real-world patients.’”


Let’s also have some studies done to help larger peeps that aren’t aiming for weight loss!


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/health/elderly-clinical-trials.html

 

We’re Having a Baby! + a few thoughts on infertility

by Emily Fonnesbeck


“no matter what life throws at you, Intuitive Eating gives you the tools to adapt. This ability to be flexible certainly beats the more commonly used all-or-nothing mentality”


https://www.emilyfonnesbeck.com/were-having-a-baby-a-few-thoughts-on-infertility/

 

When a coach suggests athletes drop a few pounds

by Rachael Steil


“When athletes prioritize their own health and wellness, they can spread a culture of body positivity, acceptance, and emotional support that makes proper fueling for sport a team value.” (interview with Dr Paula Quatromoni)


http://www.runninginsilence.com/when-a-coach-suggests-athletes-to-drop-a-few-pounds-qa-with-dr-paula-quatromoni-part-4/

 

Faster at a cost

by Cindy Kuzma


“A sport like running can be a nice cover for disordered eating for men and women, because so much of what you do as a runner intersects with the behaviors you might have as someone with an eating disorder”


CW: ED behaviors, weight, calories


https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a19602635/male-runners-disordered-eating/

 

An open letter to Dr Phil about eating disorders

by Colleen Reichmann


“folks with mental illnessess are already a vulnerable population....TV shows like yours are clearly out to exploit this population.”


http://www.colleenreichmann.com/2018/04/29/an-open-letter-to-dr-phil-about-eating-disorders/

 

I Felt Despair About Climate Change—Until a Brush With Death Changed My Mind

by Alison Spodek Keimowitz


“someday, there will be a last generation of humans on Earth. But the years we can postpone each loss, and each wild place and creature saved, are incalculably valuable.”


https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/an-environmental-professor-on-learning-to-cope-with-climate-change.html

 

Are We an Orthorexic Nation?

by Toby Amidor


“An unhealthy obsession with food, known as orthorexia, can lead to diets so strict that they have health-related consequences including nutrient deficiencies, social isolation and severe psychological stress.”


https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/news/2018/4/are-we-an-orthorexic-nation-

 

I’m a Man With Bulimia, and This Is What It’s Like

by Louis Baragona


“I know now [after recovery from bulimia] that my body was never wrong or bad, despite what anyone told me. And what I’d thought would be my secret, the thing under my clothes that left me feeling lonely & torn & ashamed, has now become my celebration.”


https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19634461/im-a-man-with-bulimia-and-this-is-what-its-like/

 

How Do I Respond To People Who Tell Me Body Positivity Is Promoting Obesity?

by Megan Jayne Crabbe


“Fat people are allowed to simply exist in their bodies without promoting anything. The idea that someone with a fat body wearing a cute outfit, going to the pool, or just living their damn life means that they're promoting fatness is absurd.”


https://www.the-unedit.com/posts/2018/4/30/ask-bodyposipanda-how-do-i-respond-when-people-tell-me-body-positivity-is-promoting-obesity

 

Yes, It Is Fine To Be Fat

by Ragen Chastain


“The point of body positivity and fat acceptance is not to tell people what lifestyle choices to make, but to be clear that people of all sizes — including and especially fat people — have the right to exist without shame, stigma, bullying, & oppression.”


https://ravishly.com/fine-to-be-fat

 

Where is the #fitspo for fat, fit women?

by Amy Jones


“I have big thighs, a wobbly belly and everything jiggles when I run – but I can run... and I can swim and do yoga and lift weights with my body looking the way it is now. I just didn’t believe it until I saw other fat women doing it first.”


https://www.the-pool.com/health/fitness-honestly/2018/18/amy-jones-on-fitspo-for-fat-people?utm_sq=fqw5u7evci#

 

Living my best life through failure

via LividLipids


“It’s very common for folks to insert themselves into a discussion that they don’t understand or respect, especially if they feel personally attacked or judged by someone else’s feelings on how they’ve been wronged or oppressed. It’s a real problem”


https://lividlipids.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/living-my-best-life-through-failure/

 

Suicide Is A Leading Cause Of Death For New Moms But Awareness Is Low

by Catherine Pearson


“I want people to know that this is so serious,” she added. “If it gets bad, it can go bad very quickly.”


https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/the-conversation-about-postpartum-mental-health-cannot-afford-to-neglect-suicide_us_5adfaed1e4b07560f3966133

 

Anorexia has the highest death rate of all psychiatric illness. Why isn't treatment funded properly?

by Tracy Bowden


“Before I got sick I always had this idea that people who get sick are taken care of.... it was such a sharp and steep learning curve to discover that really isn't the case.”


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-03/why-isnt-treatment-for-eating-disorders-funded-properly/9714368?pfmredir=sm

 

To My Friends And Colleagues In Larger Bodies

by Rachel Millner

“Those of us with body privilege need to stop assuming that we know what people in larger bodies are thinking or feeling or that we understand their experience. We need to listen to their experience and believe them.”


https://www.resilientfatgoddess.com/blog/2018/5/2/lettertolargerbodiedcolleaguespart3

 

The Only Way Is Ethics?

by Jack Monroe


“Poverty diets are not a choice. A diet lacking in meat and dairy products for wont of the finances, resources and availability of them, is not the same, not remotely the same, as having access to these products and choosing not to use them.”


https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/05/02/the-only-way-is-ethics/

 

Don’t Beat Yourself Up When Burnt Out, You’ll Blossom Again

by Philippe Leonard Fradet