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Beyond Before & After: So You Gained Weight Over The Holidays (PS It Was Maybe Two Pounds)

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a fucked-up ankle and a history of disordered eating chronicles health, weight-loss,

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Disordered Eating Isn't Self-Care — And We Need To Stop Treating It As Such

The story wasn’t just promoting some harmless diet... it was exalting extreme disordered-eating behaviors — with just enough of a mask put on it to confuse vulnerable readers. Image: Thinkstock.

Most days, I find good reasons to be optimistic about the way diverse figures are celebrated in the media.

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"Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels"?

I talked to you about the scale last week. It’s a tool I’ve proven that I will use to punish myself. I said I wouldn’t weigh myself. I said numbers don't matter. And then I broke my promise to you. I made the same promise face-to-face with my oldest and dearest friend — a pinky-swear. I broke that one, too.

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My Post-Pregnancy Body Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine Anymore

If I don't start embracing the body I am in, my daughter loses, too. Image: Dahiana Candelo/Unsplash.

I understand that feeling good is far more important than looking good. But it's hard to not get caught up in the frenzy to lose all the baby weight when that's the only thing everyone seems to comment on post-delivery.

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Matt Joseph Diaz: Body Positive Activist With Great Hair

He's a very important member of our little corner of the web, which comes as no surprise, since he seems to be right on course to take over the whole damn world. Crop-tops and good hair for all!

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Nigiri For Your No-No Hole & Other Highly Effective Diets

This diet is for those who need a chewing and digestion intervention — we’ve all been there.

[CN: diets, not eating (both satirical)] So, you’ve tried every diet out there. You are fed up — and often barely fed at all. The South Beach Diet, The North Pole Diet, The Atkins Diet, The Fatkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Weight Ignorers… The list is as long as your droopy face.

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Why 'Clean Eating' Can Actually Destroy Your Body And Mind

I was so consumed and obsessed with being good with my food, that I completely forgot about being good at life.

I am NOT saying that clean eating in and of itself is bad. I am saying that clean eating becomes bad when people confuse morality with it… which they often do: “I’m good if I eat 'clean' and I’m bad if I don’t.”

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Why Our Need To Be In Control Fuels The Diet Mentality

Other people’s actions? Other people’s opinions? Can’t do anything about it.

I teach people how to eat normally after dieting. And across the board, the people I work with all describe themselves as “type A personalities” or “perfectionists.”

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Take The Cake: Is Empowerment, Like, Victim Blaming's Cousin?

When I realized I wanted to take on fat shaming and diet culture, my intuitive response was to start with me.

As I’ve begun to teach other people about how to break up with diet culture, I offer everything in my personal artillery. And I’m proud of that. I love that. However, I’m always quick to remind them that fatphobia isn’t their problem to fix because they — WE — didn’t create it. Our job is to heal ourselves and to live life on our own terms.

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What Diet Companies Don't Want You To Know: Diets Don't Work

We currently operate under the assumption that eating less, restricting food choices, and constantly micromanaging our intake are all healthy, normal activities.

The truth is, your body does not want you to restrict your food, and it does not want you to lose weight, especially when it feels like food is scarce. So, your body will sabotage your efforts almost every time — while also making it harder and harder to lose weight the more 'famines' you put it through.

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