Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Weight Loss and Weight Gain

The other day I was talking with a sales rep and asked her if she had a dress in my regular size. She paused and said, “Are you sure you wouldn’t like to size up? You might be more comfortable.” (Note: not a hint of sarcasm or fat shaming in her voice, just a recommendation)…

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Weight Neutral Language

WEIGHT NEUTRAL LANGUAGE: Pregnancy edition. When I was pregnant with the twins, my body became the focus of every single conversation. It became increasingly apparent (your mom’s a parent) to me that I was gaining weight faster than most of my friends did when they were pregnant. Not only was I aware of this… but…

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Diet Culture and Body Neutrality

I’ve got some more real talk for you today: Most of the time I am body neutral. This means that I go throughout my day without really thinking about my body too much. I don’t obsess about how I look, I don’t obsess about food, I don’t have to actively try to love my body……

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Diet/Wellness Culture.

I really love this article. I blogged about it a few days ago, but I have more thoughts. In case the linked text above doesn’t work, here it is to copy and paste: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/women-dieting-wellness.html?fbclid=IwAR0EpMQf49Sw2AVSfuskVKiJVkDSqGgNALDnwV_ejU_dbAmJiHfnVUwOp-w “The diet industry is a virus, and viruses are smart. It has survived all these decades by adapting, but itโ€™s as…

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