For more than a century we’ve counted on calories to tell us what will make us fat. Peter Wilson says it’s time to bury the world’s most misleading measure.
Rather than counting calories, start keeping track of how your food makes you feel. Jot down what you eat at each meal—not macronutrients and exact portions, as you would on a strict diet, but simple summaries of what went on your plate—how hungry you were beforehand, and how you felt afterward.
Paying attention to hunger is an important element of intuitive eating, a diet paradigm that encourages eating based on internal, not external cues. Adults who practice intuitive eating are less likely to stress eat and are happier with their bodies overall.
Dieting has become so normalised as a way of life that many of us are dieting and don’t even think we are dieting. In recent years, dieting has fallen out of vogue.
This way of eating may be newly resonant, but it’s not new.
So you may have seen that I'm on a mission to help mums ditch the diets with The Anti-dieting Revolution.
I work with mums who have tried ALL the diets, all the pills and potions, they've been to all the slimming-clubs and they are SICK OF IT ALL!
Nothing works - in fact, it all just makes things worse.
Despite the ubiquitous internet ads claiming to hold the secret to shrinking belly fat, experts really don’t know how to address the waistline expansion associated with menopause, Dr. Greendale said. Researchers are only just beginning to understand how and why the body changes in this life stage, and she’s careful not to promote a solution without evidence that it works.
Intuitive eating promises to free its followers from food rules and calorie counting, but is it just another diet trend?
Diet culture is that collective set of social expectations "telling us that there's one way to be and one way to look and one way to eat and that we are a better person, we're a more worthy person if our bodies are a certain way," says UK-based body image researcher Nadia Craddock.
Instead, we might strive within ourselves to meet new and better “liberating duties,” to borrow a notion from Joseph Raz. In this case, the duty — for those of us fortunate enough to have the resources — is simply, or not so simply, to eat when we are hungry.
But it is possible to escape that restrict-reward diet cycle, while also making progress toward positive eating goals,
The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.
Will a thinner name bring fatter profits?
More people are starting to build an anti-diet movement, driven by shifts in what it means to be healthy.
Health at Every Size® principles help us advance social justice, create an inclusive and respectful community, and support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.
As a registered dietitian for over 25 years specializing in weight management, I’ve seen countless women struggle to meet their weight loss and health goals. I’m Andrea Heyman, the host of Anti Diet Revolution, a weekly podcast where I show you the keys to feed yourself, lose weight, and meet your wellness goals without restrictive eating, strict menu plans, or missing out on your favorite foods.
In Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health, and happiness. It will turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down, as Harrison explores the history of diet culture, how it’s infiltrated the health and wellness world, how to recognize it in all its sneaky forms, and how letting go of efforts to lose weight or eat “perfectly” actually helps to improve people’s health—no matter their size.
My mission is to help mums ditch dieting forever, because dieting makes things worse.