HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 36, 2018
August 31 - September 6, 2018
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Articles & Blogs
Fat-Shaming The Pregnant: How The Medical Community Fails Overweight Moms
by Brianna Snyder
“medical professionals are not immune to society’s tendency to disrespect fat people. The stigmatizing message many heavy women get in the doctor’s office is that by their own poor decision-making, they have put themselves and their unborn children in danger.”
Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance'
by Katherine Sellgren
“affordability could be achieved through two overarching approaches: increasing the resources and incomes of low income households and ensuring that healthy foods are available and affordable to those on a low income.”
If You Want To Talk About Physical Health, We’re Probably Going To Talk About Mental Health First
by Jes Baker
“I saw light bulb after light bulb appear above each participant’s head as they learned that there was an alternative to shame, guilt, and restriction/diet based living.”
Australian women want weight management advice
by The Medical Journal of Australia
“The survey also asked women which were the top five health topics that they wanted to know more about. Weight management topped the list (34.9%), followed by healthy eating and nutrition (31.7%), mental and emotional health (29.3%), anxiety (28.3%) and menopause (24.9%).”
Looks like we’ve got our work cut out for us! Time to unpack those weight science myths and misunderstandings!!
What I learned about weight loss from spending a day inside a metabolic chamber
by Julia Belluz
“Our metabolism silently shifts under new conditions and environments in ways we’re not usually aware of.”CW: very weight centric but interesting account of metabolic testing in someone with weight concern, restrained eating and a smaller body