Rebecca and Bernie welcome 2018 by kicking diets to the curb. They share their personal goals for creating a better life in 2018. And they officially launch the Body Kindness “Spiral Up” club — a year-long membership program focused on a diet DETOX and building up a positive, caregiving mindset with compassion, not shame.
Then later in the show, they discuss the basics of “HAES” (health at every size) and answer listener questions about how to advocate for size diversity in their life.
P.S. To help you navigate the New Year New You B.S., check out Rebecca’s list of amazing free resources – 18 Freebies to Kick off Your Anti-Diet, Body-Loving 2018
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Health At Every Size explainers and resources
- Research study from Journal of Obesity: The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss
- “There is excellent research to support a weight-neutral, nutrition and physical-activity-based, Health at Every Size approach as a very promising chronic disease prevention strategy.” – an article by Registered Dietitian Emily Fonnesbeck: A weight-neutral approach to health
- From the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), an animated video exposing the limitations of current research on weight and health: The Problem with Poodle Science
- Food Psych podcast Episode #127: Intuitive Eating & Health At Every Size FAQs with Ashley Seruya & Christy Harrison
“At its very core, HAES is about access to one’s own body. Even beyond how we define *health* in traditional ways. This is why it’s critical HAES providers acknowledge the importance of body autonomy is ALL forms, which thus requires us to acknowledge the impact of racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, and weight stigma on one’s ability to be embodied, to make health choices that fit his/her/their body, to access human civil rights, and to access one’s own internal regulatory, intuitive system. I practice from a HAES approach because my clients deserve to access their own body and to trust what their bodies intuitively know.” – Maria Paredes, Three Birds Counselling
“HAES was how I came home to my body. It allowed me to give myself permission to enjoy food again, to shrug off guilt, and to be the one in charge of my health. HAES gives me the opportunity to explore, ask questions, and not be afraid of the answers. ” – Kristy Fassio
“I practice nutrition therapy from a HAES framework because it is the most sustainable, humanizing, and ethical way I have found to support my patients of all different bodies, backgrounds, and walks of life to live a healthier life – which includes coming to a place of peace with food and acceptance of their bodies in a way that does not place physical health on a pedestal of superior importance above all other aspects of health (emotional, relational, spiritual, psychological).” – Tiffany Haug