Commenting on someone’s weight loss (aside from reinforcing the false ideal that fat=bad and thin =good) might be complimenting someone with cancer, an eating disorder, depression, food insecurity, substance abuse, and a whole lot of other conditions.
Just dropping in to remind you that you don’t lack willpower for eating an extra pancake, drinking a latte, eating the kids’ leftovers, or having a cookie (or 12).
So think about it for a second. If restricting food and exercising led to sustained weight loss over time, every single one of us would be in smaller bodies. We’d all look more or less the same.
Know that what other people are eating or posting pictures of does not have to be what you eat too. You choose your own portion sizes based on how hungry you are, how much energy you need, and how good the food tastes and makes you feel.
Benefit number 52003 of ditching the diet, recovering from an eating disorder/disordered eating, and becoming an Intuitive Eater: You don’t have to skip out on holiday meals in hopes of maybe seeing half a pound less on the scale tomorrow. You don’t have to bring your own diet food to the meal. You don’t haveContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Miss Out on Holiday Meals in Hopes of Seeing 0.5 lb Less on The Scale Tomorrow”
I’m a dietitian but I don’t remember the formula to calculate body mass index (BMI) because frankly it’s not that important (I also have a computer which does it for me). But don’t I need to know my BMI to know if I’m underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese? Okay, sure now you have aContinue reading “BMI Does Not Measure Health”