Since when did food become a religion? How does "eating clean" make you a better person? I don't know about you, but I have witnessed food shame in lunchrooms, dinner parties (when I'm lucky enough to go to one), and I've kinda had enough of it. Take the detox diet trend (something that has been … Continue reading Food, Health, and Morality
The Urban Dictionary defines panus as, "an extra large roll of abdominal fat which can extend anywhere from the genitals to the knees." The medical dictionary would define panus as "a nonspecific term for an enlarged lymph node." Either way, as I was standing in the shower last night juggling mine about, it came … Continue reading I Named My Panus Esther
It continues. The topic will never fade out of focus. Conversations are heard in the lunchroom at work, in the line up at Starbucks, in the teacher's lounge at school, and in the kitchen at home. Diets. Although the word "Diet" has receded into obscurity because of our nutritional renaissance, we are merely masking it … Continue reading The Definition of Insanity and Emotional Terror (DIET)
If you have ever sat down with a counsellor you may have stories of support and good feelings about your experience. On the other hand, based upon your first experience, you may have vowed never to step foot in a therapist's office again....and based upon the stories I hear from my clients, I don't blame … Continue reading 5 Considerations for Finding the Right Eating Disorder Therapist
The success of the diet and exercise industry is based upon the theory that we all have the choice to make the "right" decision to eat better and workout. We see this message in health promotion advertisements with a picture of a bag of chips on one side and a healthy salad on the other … Continue reading The Fallacy of Choice
Weight watchers has just rebranded. They are now known as WW – wellness that works. Their stocks have recovered and they are touting the same plan as before. Let’s be very clear - programs that promote food restriction and calorie deficit as their method to wellness – that shit’s a diet and you need to … Continue reading A diet cloaked under wellness is still a diet
My name is Kathi and I am a recovering exercise addict. My addiction began innocently enough as I joined in on the local aerobics class. Yes, it was the 80s and yes, there was lotsa spandex. I soon graduated with a degree in kinesiology, worked at the local YM-YWCA, taught fitness classes, and trained personal … Continue reading Good News for Anti-Exercisers!