Posts in Body Image
Set Point Theory: What it is and how to know if you’re at it

The subject of weight often brings up a lot of feelings, opinions, fears and anxiety. Our thin-obsessed, fat-phobic, weight normative culture places so much pressure on people to micromanage their body size through, oftentimes, extreme and unsustainable means. More often than not, this fixation on being a certain weight or having a certain body type stems from the desire to be accepted by others, fears of inadequacy, or concerns over how others may perceive us. 

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11 Body-Positive Resolutions for the New Year That Have Nothing to do With Changing Your Body

Cheers to another year around the sun! The New Year can bring a lot of excitement for the possibilities and opportunities to come, but it can also stir up some pressure to change. You know the old adage, “New Year, new me.” We can’t even go grocery shopping without being bombarded with diet-y messaging urging us to buy their “detox” powders or weight loss cookbooks.

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What is Health at Every Size? (and why we think your weight is the least interesting thing about you)

Health at Every Size (HAES) is based on the wealth of research demonstrating that being in an “overweight” or larger body does not correlate with poorer health outcomes. Chronic diseases occur across BMI categories; they aren’t limited to the higher BMI categories. In fact, there is research to support the fact that a higher BMI, such as being considered “overweight,” is actually protective.

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Joyful Movement: Making Peace with Exercise

In this week’s blog, we’ll chat about exercise and how to use the practice of “intuitive self care” to ensure you are truly tuning in and responding to your body’s needs. Very similar to our food intake, our relationship with exercise needs to come from a place of tuning in, listening and responding to what it needs: enjoyable, sustainable, satisfying activity.

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Four Successful Strategies To Combat Dreadful Diet Talk

Hey guys! With the holidays in full effect I wanted to take a moment to chat about “Diet talk.” This will be the first of three posts on the topic - so stay tuned for more ;-) While this banter isn’t exclusive to the holidays, I do seem to notice an uptick in frequency given all of the gatherings and celebrations that occur during this time. Let's take a moment to equip ourselves and challenge the chatter, shall we?

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Nourished on Campus: A Fresh take on the Freshman 15

This is a time in your life where you are discovering who you are and what you’re passionate about. It’s a time to make mistakes and to learn and grow from them. In the midst of this self-discovery, you are learning how to find a balance in your life. I hope you enjoy every second of this new chapter and I hope these tips help you conquer life on campus. Here are 15 tips that will help you stay healthy, nourished and balanced on campus.

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Social Media and Your Health: The Harmful & Helpful

Social media sites have become such a huge part of our day-to-day lives that I've now taken to incorporate asking about frequency of use and types of accounts followed in my assessment process with clients. Originally, it started as a way to connect with old friends and see what they are up to. More recently, it has turned into a habit that can make or break your day and leave you feeling insecure. But it doesn't have to! Here we highlight a few common pitfalls and ways that we can navigate around them in a healthy way. Let's get started!

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What Does Healthy Look Like?

When you hear the word “healthy” what comes to mind? Some may see an athlete or a wholesome meal, others may see a certain body type. Throughout the years, society and the media have portrayed to some that skinny is “healthy.” In all seriousness, can health really be measured by looks? When we take a step back and reflect on what really makes a person healthy, we should be reminded that we cannot determine one's health based on what we see. How do you know what healthy is until you actually experience it? Let's stop trying to figure out what health “looks like” and shift our focus to what it feels like.

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5 Small Changes that Equate to BIG Results

What if I told you the secret to long term change was not in the big goals, but instead is found in small consistent changes? Would you believe me? This month I am sharing five small changes you implement that will bring you closer to those big - lofty - goals...without compromising your current lifestyle or adding more time to your day.  Are you up for the challenge? 

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