March 29 - April 4, 2019
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Articles & Blogs
Dear Doctor, commenting on my weight is damaging…
by Richelle Tabelon
"please don’t make comments about my weight without me expressing concern about it or not knowing anything about my lifestyle or behaviour. It is not helpful and in fact is damaging"
What do you suppose Barbie would look like today?
by Erica Leon
“Reflecting now on what I went through my whole life with diets and body image and understanding these “normalized” culturized ideals around body weight, I know why it is so difficult to let go of the pursuit of weight loss.”
How to grieve the loss of the ideal body
by Ashlee Bennett
"the greater the space you perceive to be between your real and your ideal self, the more you’ll likely feel a sense of suffering, especially if you’ve placed your expectation for happiness in the ideal.”
Portion Control And Mindful Eating
by Nina Mills
“I’m just going to come right out and say it: portion control is NOT mindful eating.”
We Have To Talk About Thin Privilege.
By Kathleen Meehan
“As helping professionals, it’s important to practice with empathy, compassion and an understanding of the cultural norms that cause harm. We can’t dismantle what we don’t see, so it’s important to recognize that thin privilege and weight stigma are in fact, real.”
You Are Not Your Work
by Jeffrey Davis
“‘Workism’ makes us believe that we are what we do for our job or pay-related work, which leads us to adapt a work-obsessed mindset.”