HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 30, 2018

July 22 - 28, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

8 Signs Of A High-Functioning Eating Disorder

by Lauren Schumacker

“asking yourself the question of how much of an impact your eating, food, and body image are having on you in terms of mental energy can be important in helping you determine if you should seek help or not.”


The proposal to weigh kids at school is misguided

by Kasey Edwards

“If these researchers want to come anywhere near our children, they need to come with more than a 50-year track record of failure.”

(There are links to two petitions about this below under 'shareables')


Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk

by Allan Cone

“hundreds of thousands of people in North America alone with metabolically healthy obesity will be told to lose weight when it's questionable how much benefit they'll actually receive."


There is No Such Thing as a Normal Body: Celebrating Your Body in the Face of Fatphobia

by Gillian Brown

“the most powerful act of protest and resistance that we can make against fatphobia is to stand up and shamelessly celebrate our bodies.”


A psychiatrist reveals the ugly toll 'clean eating' is having on young women

by Olivia Petter

“At best, clean eating is nonsense dressed up as health advice. At worst, it is embraced by those with underlying psychological difficulties and used to justify an increasingly restrictive diet — with potentially life-threatening results”


The rise of the body neutrality movement: ‘If you’re fat, you don’t have to hate yourself’

by Anna Kessel

“We’re not promoting obesity, or telling people to be fat, we’re just saying, if you’re fat you don’t have to hate yourself.”


What the Japanese Can Teach Us About Body Acceptance

by Sara Fabian

“We don’t see others as they are; we see them as we are, and everyone is a reflection of ourselves. Carl Jung called it the ‘mirroring effect’: Everything we either like or dislike in another is a reflection of Self. How could we even see it, otherwise?”


Why facts don't change our minds

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Illusion of explanatory depth: “People believe that they know way more than they actually do. What allows us to persist in this belief is other people...So well do we collaborate...that we can hardly tell where our own understanding ends & others’ begins.”


How I'm Going To Make The Fashion Industry More Inclusive

by Dominique Norman

“I sometimes feel overwhelmed by my various intersections — Black, fat, queer, femme, with an invisible disability. My intersections are not uncommon, but they’re the experiences of those who have been missing from the conversation for too long.”


Meet the Subversive Sirens. These 5 women are bringing joy and inclusivity to synchronized swimming.

by Sheila Regan

“We respect the women that have done synchro before us, but we definitely want to blow up the whole idea that you have to look a certain way to do synchro”


To the writers of ”Insatiable”From a fat high schooler who stayed fat.

by Your Fat Friend

“as I watched the trailer, a heavy exhaustion settled into my bones. A fat girl...reduced to a plot device. The erasure of the lives of the millions of fat kids who become fat adults. The fantasy of fat failure and thin triumph. And the goddamn fat suit.”


No, You Shouldn't Ditch Your Fat Friends ​

by Ragen Chastain

“Worse than the fact that there isn’t any good research to support this, there is excellent research showing that friends are good for your health.”


'Dietland' Actress Nails Exactly How Netflix's 'Insatiable' Fails Fat People

by Jen Ponton

“Our teens already have to grow up in the hellscape we’ve created for them;...They are so fully bombarded with messaging that everything about their bodies is wrong-and this manifests as EDs, disordered eating, dysmorphia, and a whole slew of...challenges.”


Ellen Maud Bennett Obituary

"Her brief time diagnosed with inoperable cancer gave her mere days to live... A final message Ellen wanted to share was about the fat shaming she endured from the medical profession. Over the past few years of feeling unwell she sought out medical intervention and no one offered any support or suggestions beyond weight loss. Ellen's dying wish was that women of size make her death matter by advocating strongly for their health and not accepting that fat is the only relevant health issue."


Rosie Waterland on Fatphobic Netflix Show Insatiable (VIDEO)

via Tonightly