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.

5 Tips For a Body-Positive End of Summer

We’ve officially reached August, which means we are in the final stretch of summer. I don’t know about you, but while I’m trying to be mindful and enjoy where we are right now, I also can’t wait for a blast of cool Autumn air! The heat has been brutal here in NYC! But we’ve still […]

Love Your Body Tribe Interview with Holly Toronto

I’m thrilled to bring you my interview with Holly Toronto, a body-image coach that I recently got to know through the anti-diet community! We talked about so much, including: Why I began to study sexuality in relation to body image The importance of finding weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size clinicians for treatment How I came […]

Conversations on Mindful Eating with Body Image Coach Holly Toronto

We’re back with my Conversations on Mindful Eating series, and I’m so excited to share this interview with Holly Toronto! Holly is a Certified Health Coach who specializes in body image and approaches issues of food and body from a non-diet perspective. With summer fast-approaching, breaking down body image can be crucial to maintaining recovery […]

Getting Beach Body Ready

As the temperatures start to rise, the amount of clothes everyone can stand to wear in the heat drops. With beaches, bikinis, and skimpy sundresses on the brain, some of us might start to feel some body-image panic. So what do we do when summer’s here, but we don’t feel “beach ready” yet? How can […]

Did you get a chance to see my Happify webinar?

Did you get a chance to see my Happify webinar?  If not, you can catch it right here! We had some fun with a mindful eating exercise, and broke down the problems with the current diet paradigm. We also answered a ton of live questions from the viewers. But, we didn’t have time to get […]

Four Steps to Unsubscribing from Diet Culture

Is your email inbox sabotaging your relationship with food? If you’re still getting emails from Weight Watchers, Whole30, or Jenny Craig, it just might be. I’ve had too many clients sit across from me and say, “I’m making so much progress, but I just got an email promising to help me drop a couple of […]

Conversations on Mindful Eating With Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD

For this installment of “Conversations on Mindful Eating,” we are sitting down with Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, and CEDRD. She is a non-diet dietician, certified eating disorder specialist, and Intuitive Eating counselor. I was so excited to pick her brain about Intuitive Eating vs. Mindful Eating (something I wrote about here) and how she […]

Conversations on Mindful Eating with Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW

In this second installment in “Conversations on Mindful Eating” we are chatting with Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW. Shira is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders/disordered eating, the author of the wildly popular body positive style blog “A Sequin Love Affair,” and—I’m SO excited about this–Shira has just joined me as […]

Why I’m Resolving NOT To Diet in 2018

On New Years Eve 2009, I made a resolution that I had made countless times before: lose weight. It was a ritual that I went through nearly every year, beating myself up for having gained weight and determined to have a fresh, clean, and thinner start to the New Year. Little did I know what […]

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 […]