As I’ve shared before, I constantly have my nose in a book or my ears plugged into a podcast.
I especially have a big appetite for content regarding food and body liberation, like Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size.
Here are a few recent articles that really resonated with me (and many others!). Perhaps they will with you, too.
Smash the Wellness Industry
“The diet industry is a virus, and viruses are smart. It has survived all these decades by adapting, but it’s as dangerous as ever. In 2019, dieting presents itself as wellness and clean eating, duping modern feminists to participate under the guise of health.”
What Does Intuitive Eating Even Mean?
“If you find that you’re counting things, that’s not intuitive eating,” says [Evelyn Tribole, co-author of Intuitive Eating]. If there’s something called a cheat day, that’s not intuitive eating. If someone’s promising weight loss, that’s not intuitive eating.”
(To learn more about the basics of Intuitive Eating, head on over to here.)
What Happens When You Put a Kid on a Diet
This heartbreaking story is sadly one I’ve heard hundreds of times.
“If you are an adult putting kids on weight loss diets, restricting their eating, or telling them they can’t trust their body, you are an adult who is saying that the risk of a lifetime of struggle—a lifetime of self-hatred, a lifetime of disordered eating, a lifetime of not trusting oneself—is worth the possibility of a brief moment of thinness."
When Did "Fat" Become an Insult?
"For much of history...'excess body fat [was] a symbol of wealth and prosperity as the general population struggled with food shortages and famine, as we can see in Renaissance portraits celebrating full-figured women.”
I’ll be sharing more of my favorite content in the future, so stay tuned…