6 Healthy Eating Practices That Most People Think Are Toxic

The difference between healthy eating and unhealthy eating has nothing to do with food. It has to do with context. Most people put the onus on what you eat. I say it’s how you eat. Healthy eating is as simple and as hard as that. What healthy eaters do Healthy eaters eat what they like. And they stop when they [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|

10 sneaky ways you’re being body-shaming, even though you think body positivity is awesome

  1. You're all for body positivity, as long as it doesn't make you fat 2. You're waiting for your diet to end, and then you'll be body positive 3. You think it's okay for her to be body positive, she's thinner than you 4. You think emotional eating is 'bad' 5. You think your [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|

If You Have To Talk About Healthy Eating, Then You Are Not Eating Healthy

A few weeks ago I was hiking with a friend. It was a beautiful day, we were climbing a steep track to seek a magical vista. It's the kind of afternoon I live for. Along the way, we stopped for a drink. At which point, she offered me a piece of chocolate. Now, don't get [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|

If we didn’t care about putting on weight…

We wouldn't care about emotional eating (do we really care about the odd emotional netflix binge or occasional emotional purchase?) We wouldn't care if people saw us eat in our car. We'd enjoy it, dust ourselves off and move on.

By | September 4th, 2017|

You have shaken the world, gently

No one has ever changed the world alone. Of course, smart, strong, passion filled folk have worked their butts off to cause change. But change happened not because of the thing they invented or created, or believed, but because others followed. It was the others, really, who changed the world. They took up the mantle. [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|

The body positivity movement has a new mascot

When I was fourteen like so many young people do, I looked at myself one day and decided, my body is the shit of the earth. Have you ever thought badly about your own body? Have you ever worried that your child or family member or loved one hates theirs and it's diminishing their life? [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|

We All Have A Voice

Martin Luther King's efforts most certainly led to freedom for millions of people. But those changes were not his alone. Without the millions of voices that backed him nothing, nothing would have changed. And so it is with body positivity. Leaders of this movement can make a difference, but not on their own. Every voice [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|

Is ‘healthy’ just a value judgment in disguise?

A few weeks ago I was hiking with a friend. It was a beautiful day, we were climbing a steep track to seek a magical vista. It's the kind of afternoon I live for. On the way, we stopped for a drink. At which point, she offered me a piece of chocolate. Now, don't get [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|

Do we really have an obesity epidemic?

I don't think we do. But before you think I've lost the plot, hear me out. I think we've got a restriction epidemic. I think we live in a culture so rife with fatphobia that we've completely missed the obvious. You only have to scratch the surface to see that behind every case of disordered [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|

“Freedom is Indivisible” – Mother Teresa

If we are not free in our bodies, we are not free. If we are not free to be any size, shape, colour, gender, age - without limitations put on us - then we are not free. And yet, freedom doesn't start outside ourselves (without diminishing the importance of that) it starts within. It starts [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|