Change your body, they say. You’ll be healthier, they say. You’ll feel better, look better, and *do* better, they say. False. Today, it’s time to drown out the noise and learn about a growing and powerful movement in the wellness world called Health At Every Size. The Health at Every Size approach is founded on the principle that we accept and respect the diversity of ALL body shapes and sizes. It recognizes that a multitude of factors – including, but not limited to physical, social, emotional, occupational, structural, and systemic forces – all influence how well we live, and therefore, how healthy we are. It focuses on a person’s health behaviors in the context of their life, rather than using markers such as weight and BMI to assess health. Today’s episode will challenge everything you *thought* you knew about weight.
- Are you biased against certain sizes? Find out here.
- History of the BMI here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/255712.php
- (Entire website with resources and information) https://lindabacon.org
- Bacon L, Aphramor L. Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift. Nutrition Journal. 2011;10:9. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-9.
- Size Acceptance and Intuitive Eating Improve Health for Obese, Female Chronic Dieters Bacon, Linda et al. Journal of the American Dietetic Association , Volume 105 , Issue 6 , 929 – 936
- Provencher, V., Bégin, C., Tremblay, A., Mongeau, L., Boivin, S. and Lemieux, S. (2007), Short-Term Effects of a “Health-At-Every-Size” Approach on Eating Behaviors and Appetite Ratings. Obesity, 15: 957–966. doi:10.1038/oby.2007.638
- Poodle Science by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
- The Health at Every Size Paradigm and Obesity: Missing Empirical Evidence May Help Push the Reframing Obesity Debate Forward