As we start to emerge from COVID quarantine and diet companies rush to take advantage of ensuing fatphobia, here’s a quick reminder:
There isn’t a single study where more than a tiny fraction of people are able to maintain significant, long-term weight loss.
Almost everyone gains all their weight back, many gain back more than they lost.
Those are the facts. That’s why diet companies are required to put disclaimers on every advertisement – they are legally obligated to say “our products hardly ever work” every single time they talk about them.
Diets don’t work – not even if you call them a “lifestyle change” or a “healthy eating plan” or WW instead of Weight Watchers, or something else. Attempts to manipulate body size with food and/or movement almost always fail. (For more research around this, check out the HAES Health Sheet Site!)
Happily, Fat Acceptance and Health at Every Size give us real options for having a positive relationship with our bodies, food, and movement.
UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOP:
Overcoming Internalized Fatphobia
In this workshop we’ll learn how to uncover the fatphobic beliefs that we’ve internalized, understand how they are affecting us, apply practical options for dealing with them and, finally, learn how to make sure we don’t internalize new fatphobia in the future. We’ll learn how to stop fighting our bodies on behalf of weight stigma, and start fighting weight stigma on behalf of our bodies. There will also be a video of the talk provided, and an unlimited live Q&A (I stay until all the questions are answered!) so you are guaranteed to get the information you came for!
Details and Registration: https://danceswithfat.org/monthly-online-workshops/
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