What happens to someone who hasn't eaten or taken in fluids for over three days? What happens when it becomes almost traumatizing to chew solid food? More importantly, what happens when someone who doesn't fit the criteria for anorexia seeks medical and clinical support? Absolutely nothing. Sure, she may be admitted to the hospital for … Continue reading EDNOS (a.k.a. Not Sick Enough)
"Body acceptance is okay for everyone else...just not for me." - Everyone who has ever struggled with negative body image. Picture this. You are walking down the street and notice a voluptuous woman walking towards you. She is wearing a beautiful, form-fitting dress, full of colour, showing parts of her body that you would never … Continue reading Fat Acceptance is Great for Everyone Else
From Keto and Clean Eating to Veganism and Raw Food diets, there is a new eating "regime" for every day of the week. I can't go anywhere now without overhearing a conversation about keto, juicing, or whole foods eating. Everyone has a diet and everyone feels the need to talk about it. I have spent … Continue reading Is Disordered Eating the Norm Now?
You may love them or you may hate them. You may see them a torture devices or perhaps a means to an endorphin saturated high. Either way, spin bikes or treadmills or elliptical machines, found in most gyms and some living rooms, may not result in the fitness euphoria you only read about on fitness … Continue reading There are many ways to spin a spin bike!
Sara Benincasa’s essay “Why Am I So Fat?” was one of our top five reads last week, and with good reason — it was honest and cutting in all the right ways. It was brash and unapologetic and funny as hell (and also suggests that perhaps Fader was slightly premature in declaring, earlier this year, … Continue reading On Being Fat — Longreads
For years now people have been declaring war on their bathroom scale. We have seen pictures and video of groups of people smashing and bashing their scales to pieces while establishing a sense of re-birth and enhanced sense of self. While it is true that the scale can be an evil representation of self-hate, shame, … Continue reading When is a scale just a scale?
So here's the thing. Lately, I've been feeling like crap. I could blame it on turning 50, but in the big picture, 50 isn't the problem. I've been feeling fatigued, achey, foggy, and every joint in my body is sore. Of course, I did what we should never do and googled it only to find … Continue reading Is There a Difference Between Intuitive Eating and Eating for Health?