• Body Image,  Disordered Eating, Dieting,  Eating Disorder Recovery,  Health at Every Size,  Intuitive Eating,  Postpartum Mental Health,  Weight Stigma

    How to Deal with Your Body After Baby

    Mention the words body image to almost any person, but especially any woman, and you’ll get some uncomfortable reactions. Body image is something that most women struggle with- various studies show incredibly high percentages of women do not feel good in their body, do not feel positive about how their body looks, and generally kind of hate their body. This is often amplified after the birth of a baby- whether it’s your first baby or your fifth baby! Bodies change and the experience of pregnancy is a slow, fast and furious whirlwind of change in your body. Most moms struggle to adjust with the changes that happen during pregnancy and…

  • Body Image,  Disordered Eating, Dieting,  Eating Disorder Recovery,  Health at Every Size,  Intuitive Eating,  Weight Stigma

    Weight Stigma Awareness: What is, why it matters, and how to combat it

    The National Eating Disorder Association is hosting the second annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week #WSAW2020 September 28 – October 2, 2020. This week’s purpose is to raise awareness for the discrimination that folks living in larger bodies experience on a daily basis. Weight stigma affects people of sizes and shapes and we need to look directly at the reality of weight discrimination in our world. This post is designed to be a beginning step on your weight stigma awareness journey of helping you learn what weight stigma is, why it matters, and how to combat it. Developing Weight Stigma Awareness is important if we are ever to heal our relationship…

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    Halloween, Candy, and Diet Culture

    The Thursday before the Halloween weekend typically marks the beginning of the Halloween festivities. Even with the changes of COVID affecting holiday traditions, Halloween still means the disbursement of Halloween candy, cookies, treats begins… or has already begun! This is such a mixed holiday- the focus is largely on candy and cookies and other treats that diet culture marks as “bad”. For someone with an eating disorder, this can create high levels of anxiety and the eating disorder voice really gets ramped up. But also, diet culture thoughts, voices, comments, and behaviors get ramped up- for everyone. If you haven’t already, you’ve probably heard comments and talk about not keeping candy…