Eating disorders

WW is Priming Our Kids to Become Lifelong Customers

August 19, 2019

We are horrified to see that Weight Watchers (don’t be fooled by the WW name) has launched an app called Kurbo to teach kids 8-17 how to diet to become customers for life. This app, while they say supports “healthy habits”, actually supports caloric restriction for children, teaches mechanistic thinking about food and bodies, and…

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Dealing with Toxic Lunchroom Talk and Advocating for the Possibility for Culture Change

March 21, 2019

It’s a common scenario, most of us have probably experienced it. We’re having lunch at work, decompressing, enjoying leftovers, maybe a sandwich and some cookies or takeout, and it happens. “I must have gained XX amount of pounds over vacation.” “I really shouldn’t be eating this, I’m so bad!” “We are doing Whole 30/keto/etc. I…

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Rethinking Food Addiction

March 8, 2019

By Mikalina Kirkpatrick with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant Food addiction is a phrase you’ve probably heard. It’s been used in a wide variety of contexts, with increasing frequency over the past 40 years, to invoke many of the same ideas believed about drug addiction. New science finds, though, that many widely held beliefs about…

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What is Health-ism?

August 10, 2016

We have been researching the concept of health-ism in preparation for a webinar we are recording for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). (We’ll let you know when it’s available!) We came across this definition of health-ism written by Lucy Aphramor PhD, RD for her Well-Now program: Health-ism is a belief system that…

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A Gentle Reminder: Healing Takes Time

June 23, 2016

The more we learn about healing Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the more efficient and proficient the process will become. The more bias and stigma we address regarding BED, the more access we will have to healing. No matter how many BED techniques and advances we make, healing takes time. In fact, in most cases, healing…

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