Health at Every Size

10 Reasons Not to Focus On Your Weight in the New Year

January 1, 2014

1. 95% of diets fail because they do not work. They are not designed to help you sustain the weight loss they may create.  Weight cycling is more harmful to your health than weight stability, even if your stable weight is a higher body weight.  We love what Anne Lamott recently posted on Facebook: “We have to…

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A Dietitian’s Path to Health at Every Size®

September 26, 2013

By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD It is BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week, so I thought I’d write a little bit about how I came to Health at Every Size®. Early in my career, I worked as a “health research interventionist” at a fairly well known research center in the United States. Many of the studies…

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A Dietitian's Path to Health at Every Size®

September 26, 2013

By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD It is BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week, so I thought I’d write a little bit about how I came to Health at Every Size®. Early in my career, I worked as a “health research interventionist” at a fairly well known research center in the United States. Many of the studies…

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Body-Positive Medicine

May 1, 2013

By Dr. Deanna McCrary, ND What is body-positive medicine?  Isn’t all medicine body positive?  Sadly, not always.  The medical community often over-emphasizes lower body weight as a goal to reach and maintain in order to “achieve” health. The idea that a person can achieve metabolic health while being at a weight outside of the accepted norms is often viewed…

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