The Anti-Diet blog is aimed at helping people radically change their relationship with food and their body. I cover the gamut of topics impacting the way that we feel about our body and food. My posts are inspired by scientific research, pop culture, my clinical and personal experiences, and just about anything else that may dance across my mind. If you like The Anti Diet blog, you may also enjoy my blog Eating Mindfully, hosted by Psychology Today.

What are Mindful Eating and Intuitive Eating?

In the August 6th cover story for The New York Times Magazine titled “Losing it in the Anti-Diet Age,” Taffy Brodesser-Akner documents her journey through the winding and confusing landscape of diet and anti-diet culture. The story is told through the lens of Weight Watchers and their rebranding efforts to stay current (and maximally profitable) […]

Conversations on Mindful Eating with Jenna Hollenstein, RD

In this first interview in my “Conversations on Mindful Eating” series we are talking with Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD, CDN about the true meaning of mindful eating and her tips to fit mindfulness into our busy lives. Simply put: Jenna is one of the most badass women I know. She’s a quadruple threat: non-dieting dietician, […]

The Body Image Revolution: Our Interview with Stella Boonshoft

Two years ago, Stella Boonshoft posted a photograph online that started a national conversation about body image. In the third installment of our Fat Shame series, Kim Buesser sat down with Stella to see what she’s been up to since a picture in her underwear made her an overnight celebrity. Read on for Stella’s thoughts […]

Interview with Shayne Figueroa

In the second post of our Fat Shame series, Kim Buesser talks with doctoral food studies student Shayne Figueroa, who is fascinated by the post-war era in the US and its affects on American culture. Below is a transcript of Kim’s interview with Shayne Figueroa. Interested in reading more about Shayne, food culture in the […]

Fat Shame: Interview with Dr. Amy Farrell

In the first post of our Fat Shame series, Kim Buesser talks with Dr. Amy Farrell, a professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and author of Fat Shame, a book which demystifies fat stigma in America by following its history across the globe. Below is a transcript of Kim’s conversation with […]