The Ripple Effect and Health at Every Size®

Our culture is one where fixation on dieting and body size infiltrates nearly every corner – from classrooms, universities, and curriculums to the office spaces of health and nutrition professionals. This grievous reality means that people encounter weight stigma in spaces designed to educate, heal, and empower. It means that many healthcare practitioners, despite their…

When Periods Go Missing

Diet talk: We see and hear it everywhere. The media applauds “clean eating,” while your next-door neighbor sings the praises of low-carb, and your aerobics instructor endorses anything low-fat. It’s exhausting. Dieting and restriction not only contribute to the development of disordered eating and eating disorders, but they also have negative impacts on female reproductive…

Understanding Athletes and Eating Disorders

A destructive myth runs rampant and widely unchallenged among athletic communities. Its underlying assumptions, unspoken yet pervasive, endanger the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of our athletes. The misconception is this: more slender physique equals more competitive performance. Nothing could be further from the truth.  When athletes fixate on shrinking their bodies, the risk…

ARFID: A Personal and Professional Perspective

This post was written and submitted by Kailey Adkins. Connect with Kailey on Instagram and Facebook @thedisordereddietitan or online at https://thedisordereddietitian.weebly.com/ Hello All! This post will provide some background on, as well as my personal experience with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. “Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start” The Sound…

Beyond Intention: Impact Matters When Talking About Weight Science

This post was written and submitted by Hannah Frazee. Hannah is a junior at the University of Iowa who is rooted in the Health at Every Size paradigm and is especially interested in studying how systemic oppression impacts health outcomes. You can connect with her on Instagram at @haesrd2be Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioners…