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Confessions of a not-fat nutritionist

I have a confession to make…I’m not fat. No, I’m not a size 0, and you definitely won’t see me strutting down the runway during Fashion Week any time soon (and not just because I’m clueless when it comes to fashion and can barely walk in heels!). My body has been slightly bigger in the past when I wasn’t honoring my hunger and satiety quite as much, but even then I was still considered within the “normal weight” range (whatever that means!). Most people would think that being in a smaller body is an asset for someone working in the nutrition field, and definitely not something to be ashamed of. In fact, when I was in graduate school I had Read More…

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Calipers of doom

A friend recently shared this excellent article called “It Happened to Me: I Taught Fitness and Failed a Fat Test.” The article is written by a yoga instructor who volunteers to undergo a fitness test. In addition to examining things like her cardiovascular health and flexibility, she was also subjected to measurement of her percentage body fat using calipers. While she passed all other parts of the test with flying colors, she was told that her body fat percentage was over the recommended level. As someone who was clearly physically fit, and who ate a balanced, healthful diet, this was unwelcome news. Thankfully, as an intuitive eater and someone familiar with the Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy, the author Read More…

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“I’ll try Intuitive Eating…but let me go on this diet first!”

I recently shared a link to a podcast called Savor on my Facebook page. In the episode I shared, Linda Bacon, author of Health at Every Size and Body Respect, is interviewed by the two hosts, one of whom is a dietitian, and the other a therapist. I’ve blogged about Health at Every Size (HAES) before, but if you’re interested in hearing about this amazing philosophy from the source, I would highly recommend listening to this podcast, and/or reading either of Linda Bacon’s books. Anyway, something Bacon said in the interview really resonated with me, and I wanted to share it with you all.  At one point in the interview, one of the hosts asks Linda Bacon how she deals with clients who are on board with Read More…

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