Posts tagged weight stigma
Why diets are so tempting, despite not working

The period after Christmas and into the beginning of Jan can still triggering as fuck for me, as it can for lots of people.

Even if you know that diets don’t work, that you’re actually much better off NOT going on a diet (and in fact you’re likely to be thinner in the long run by staying the hell away) these messages can still get you. The diet industry is clever AF and they know how to get into our heads and our wallets.

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Letting go of the fantasy body

Such a huge part of body acceptance is grieving your 'fantasy body'.

You know the one - the one you've had as a poster in your mind forevs. Your 'dream body' when all your problems will disappear!

I know how it feels to daydream over transformation photos wishing (more than anything) to look like that.

Imagining a future when you'll be thin/toned/sculpted and be able to frolic naked free from insecurity. Or buying clothes too small as 'motivation' for your future body. Ugh. These days need to stop.

It’s time to let it go.

Easier said than done though right?


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WTF is body acceptance anyway?

So I’m a body acceptance health coach. WTF is that?

Fair question. I coach people in how to unapologetically love their bodies. You don’t have to wake up and love every inch of yourself every single day, every single minute - but it means that even when you catch a negative thought about your body (you’re being told all the time repeatedly by the media that you need to change so give yourself a break) you’re able to catch the thought, neutralise it and believe that you are worthy of love.

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Why real self-love takes balls

Self-love is often marketed in a way that’s cringey, touchy-feely and maybe even self-indulgent. But in reality - it takes a punk ass attitude. I’ll explain why. 

Too often we spend too long treating the symptoms of the (dis)stress in our lives, by which I mean, for example you’re feeling totally slammed at work (the symptom is stress) so you book a
massage to get relaxed (temporary ‘cure’). In my opinion, that's self-care. Don't get me wrong, self-care is awesome. But a bath isn't going to sort out the root cause of your problem.

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Why you need to stop telling fat people they're unhealthy

 

This week I had a big debate with a friend about weight and health. It's one I've had many, many times before because one of the main arguments I hear about against fat acceptance or body positivity is about health. 'It's not healthy!', people say.

Gargh, makes me angry. 

Think about what healthy actually means to you. Are you thinking about a feeling, the ability to run 100m, test results? Or are you focusing simply on physical appearance?

Here's 10 reasons why I'll call out your concern trolling...

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