Posts with the tag: Dieting

The Myths of BMI Can Hurt Your Health

Have you ever heard these?

“If you just try hard enough you can lose weight.”

“If you live in a bigger body, or gain weight, even a few pounds, you should lose weight. It’s simple and 100% within your control.”

If your Body Mass Index (BMI, which is simply your height to weight ratio,) labels you as “overweight” or “obese,” societal assumptions are made that you’re lazy, lack willpower, don’t care about your health.

Oversimplified and inaccurate ingrained beliefs like these have led to cultural weight bias, an obsession with the number on the scale and weight-centered approaches that are harming, not helping, health.

As a community, in our homes, schools, workplaces, and wellness and health care spaces, we can facilitate a weight neutral approach for better overall health outcomes.

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Ditch the weight-based resolutions

What if you didn’t “diet” in 2021? And what if you actually became healthier? No scale necessary. Learn four health behaviors to try on to honor your body and yourself without restriction, elimination, guilt, shame or “shoulds.”

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Enough with the War on our Bodies

Since long before the coronavirus outbreak, our society has been plagued by a health crisis unlike any other — diet culture. Every year, billions of dollars are willingly invested in this epidemic. In fact, most people want to catch the diet culture bug! It’s time to push the antidote of wellness. Redefining Wellness Ambassador Tanya Mark reveals how to protect ourselves from the diet culture pandemic and address misconceptions regarding health and wellness!

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But what about your weight, your health?

If you’re stuck in the vicious body hate, restrictive eating cycle, you can break free by clearing out toxic weight centric health messages and learn healthy behaviors with food and body image.

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Dear diet — it’s not me, it’s you, so goodbye

Diets and diet culture is causing more harm them good. They are presented as the solution to our health problems but can actually be creating physical, mental and emotional health challenges.

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Mom’s body attitude can shape daughter’s

Never before have our girls been more obsessed with their weight and appearance. They are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents, according to the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination.

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Wellness has become another word for diet

Don’t allow the diet industry disguised as wellness define your health. Know your values, focus on them, and take care of your whole self. You will be remembered for how you made others feel, not for the size of your waist or thighs.

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Try this New Year's resolution: Ditch the Diet

Don’t be fooled into thinking your next food plan or “watching what you eat” in the name of health isn’t just a diet in disguise. There’s a way out of diet culture and its defining, controlling characteristics of willpower and restriction: not dieting.

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Imagine your life without a diet

So if not dieting, what can you do to take care of your whole health instead? Transform how you eat. Transform how you view your body. Move on with your life, the ultimate reward of pushing diet culture off your plate.

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Weight Shame Hurts Every Body

Weight stigma frames larger bodies as a problem and weight loss as the solution. Thus we may spend a lifetime pursuing weight loss or living in fear of weight gain which is harmful to every body.

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What's Healthier Than Kale?

Kale’s all the rage. Everyone’s talking about it because it’s healthy. But do you want to know what’s even healthier than kale? Having a good relationship with food.

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Are You On A High Fact "Diet"?

Do you ever feel burdened by the fact that you know so much about nutrition? This is what is called a “high-fact diet”. Many of us are almost too well educated about what we eat, and this is actually creating stress in our bodies. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. If we overthink every morsel we eat, we can be causing more harm than good.

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