Stop Using Appetite Suppression Techniques

An Introduction “How to reduce appetite”, “how to stop eating so much”, “how to stop feeling hungry”. Have you ever searched for the answers to these questions before? I sure have. I typed these inquiries into Google because I had a very specific body type I was striving for, and it felt like practicing restraint […]

Stop Making Students Worry About The Freshman 15

I was 18 years old and scared out of my mind to go to college. Sure, I knew some people that would be attending the same university as me, but that didn’t take away the fear of living with a random stranger in a tiny, box-like dorm room, and it didn’t ease my mind about […]

3 Reasons Why Supplements can be Sketchy

An Introduction $35 billion. We collectively spend approximately that much money on dietary supplements each year.1 Another fascinating numerical value? Over 85,000 dietary supplements sit on shelves and appear in advertisements in the United States alone.2 As it turns out, supplements can be sketchy as heck. These figures may make it seem like dietary supplements […]

How Bad Science Helps Diet Culture

An Introduction Whether we realize it or not, we have all experienced the phenomenon of bad science. “Coffee Will Kill You and Your Entire Family” a headline in the local newspaper reads. One week later, you see a different headline bragging about how a “New Study Shows Coffee Can Increase Your Lifespan.” Many people who […]

How to Implement Intuitive Eating in Your Everyday Life

An Introduction Welcome back to another exciting week of discussing intuitive eating! If you haven’t yet read What is Intuitive Eating?, head on over there and join us when you’re done to get a better understanding of what it is, how it can benefit us, and more. We’ll wait! Now that we all have an […]

What is Intuitive Eating? Your Guide to a New Way of Eating

An Introduction You have probably at least heard whispers of the phrase “intuitive eating”. It gets thrown around on social media, news outlets, and other mediums in such a conflicting manner that it can seem difficult to decipher what intuitive eating actually means. That feels so frustrating, especially since intuitive eating is supposed simplify our […]

What is Diet Culture and How Do We Defeat It?

For those of you that have been following along on this blog’s journey from the start, you know that we have been talking about different studies that show calorie restriction and dieting doesn’t work in the long term. We have discussed how focused our culture is on weight loss and getting a “better” body. I wanted to take a few steps back to discuss and define diet culture in more depth so that we can all be on the same page. Diet culture is all around us, and the more you know about it, the easier it is to identify and dismantle it. And dismantling diet culture is what this entire blog is about.

Think About These Things Instead of Diets and Exercise

An Introduction: Calvin: If everyone looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. Hobbes: How so? Calvin: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day. Hobbes: We spent our day looking under rocks at the creek. Calvin: I […]

Weight Loss Reality TV Hurts Contestants and Viewers

From 2004-2016, the show The Biggest Loser aired on NBC. I was definitely aware of this show as it aired, but I was busy watching SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other wonderful programming instead.

Weight Stigma is More Problematic Than Weight Itself

Our society has worked hard to teach us that those who posses larger bodies are automatically unhealthy, and will die of horrible diseases. “If only they would take care of themselves,” our society preaches, “they would lose weight and be healthy!” Interestingly, research is beginning to show that being the victim of weight stigma may […]