What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Last week, I came across this gem of a post over at Jezebel. Read More What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

And Now We Have Proof: Diets Are Screwing Up Our Eating Patterns All Over The World

Jezebel and NPR reported something interesting yesterday about the eating patterns of dieters. As the day progresses, dieters’ food choices get less and less “healthy.”

This information is based on a review of 500,000 meals that were recorded in 50 countries by the users of the app Eatery, a dieting app which requires users to rate their meals by their healthiness. Of course, this is not a scientific study, but the sheer vastness of the data is still interesting. Read More And Now We Have Proof: Diets Are Screwing Up Our Eating Patterns All Over The World

Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Did the title of this post kind of piss you off? Good!

The idea that weight loss is a good idea and a worthy achievement is so ingrained in our society that most of us take it for granted. Of course, losing weight is an achievement, right? We heap praise on anyone who does it. We flagellate ourselves for not achieving it. Read More Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Are Dieting Behaviors And Disordered Eating Behaviors Really So Different?

In November of 1998, during my senior year in college, I embarked on a new diet. I called it “low carb with fruit.” I cut out a lot of foods, and like most diets, it started working in the beginning. Because I was losing weight, I stuck with the diet very carefully.

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Diet School Dropout

Last week, during her Body Love Breakthrough Session*, my new client shared the pain she’d experienced by spending her life going on and off diets.

She told me, “I feel like I’ve been in diet school my whole life. When do I get to graduate?”

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Not Just Cosmo: Ladymags for Olds

I grew up reading my mom’s stack of ladymags: Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman’s Day and Ladies’ Home Journal.  Like the magazines aimed at younger women, they keep their audience enraptured with a combination of fear and shame, which is supposed to inspire us to support their advertisers and sponsors. Read More Not Just Cosmo: Ladymags for Olds

The Beggars’ Banquet: Bodily Autonomy, Shame, and Letting Go

We should probably all face it: when it comes to even the most innocuous mention of food, or bodies, we are all incredibly emotional creatures. TW for body/weight loss talk.

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Leave Weight Watchers Alone – The Sequel

Way back in December, we had another piece on Weight Watchers that I often think of when I consider my own relationship with food, my body, and yes, the dreaded Diet Industrial Complex.  My name is Luci Furious and I’m on Weight Watchers”¦ and I like it.  TW for some discussion of weight loss and relationship with food. Read More Leave Weight Watchers Alone – The Sequel