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Chicago Sun Times

December 17, 2021

We’ve all heard of “clean eating” and how it’s supposed to give us picture-perfect health. There’s obviously nothing wrong with striving to eat mostly less-processed foods and cooking from scratch more often. But, for some people, the quest to clean up their diet can veer into a problematic preoccupation with what they are putting on…

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Prime Women

December 7, 2021

It’s a common lament for women, especially those going through menopause, to become exasperated when they get on the scale. They feel they are do everything “right” but can’t seem to lose weight. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, you might be making one of these ten weight loss mistakes without even realizing it.…

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Fast Company

December 2, 2021

Last December, Stephen Snowder, a 37-year-old communications staffer at a white-shoe law firm in New York, Googled “pandemic weight gain.” He’d stopped jogging and had indulged in comforting Grubhub meals while quarantining. He wanted to fit into his 2019 clothes again. As he found himself sifting through information about various weight-loss companies and programs online,…

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Pix11 News

October 20, 2021

Body shaming isn’t a new concept, whether it was the mean girls in middle school or the pages of tabloid magazines, but the Internet and social media have certainly made it more rampant. When Adele recently released her new music video for “Easy On Me” many people paid more attention to her weight loss than…

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September 23, 2021

The tide of body positivity on the internet and in culture hasn’t swept all of us away; contrarily, many people have been left in its wake. After all, the pressure to love your body is a tall order for people who just don’t feel ready. Putting so much pressure on loving your physical appearance can…

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Outside Magazine

August 26, 2021

Noom isn’t supposed to be a diet. The app is a weight-loss program, yes, but it’s different: “designed by psychologists & scientifically proven to create real, sustainable results,” its marketing copy reads. If you’re sick of dieting, the ads say, Noom is for you. The personalized health-coaching company was founded in 2008 by two engineers,…

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July 23, 2021

On Sunday, YouTuber Summer Mckeen uploaded a video titled “opening up about my ED & how I live a healthy life.” In it, she says she overcame binge-eating disorder and explains how. At the time of this writing, the video only has 171 dislikes, which is shocking, considering what she says in it. Mckeen contradicts…

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Glamour UK

July 12, 2021

In my office, I often meet with clients who tell me that they aren’t dieting. Debbie is a typical example. “I’m not on a diet. I just try to eat healthy,” she stated firmly. I asked her what “eating healthy” meant, and she rattled off a long list of foods and macronutrients that are restricted.…

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Forward Reviews

July 2, 2021

First, thank you. I’m thrilled to hear that The Diet-Free Revolution is helping you free yourself from diet culture; that is a big part of what motivated me to write this book. The experience of feeling bad about our bodies and berating ourselves because of what we eat is incredibly common. Research suggests that over…

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USA Today

June 7, 2021

We all know what fat-shaming is. And it’s generally understood it’s inexcusable today to say things like “Lay off the chips” or “You need more exercise.” But what about the reverse? The idea of skinny-shaming is more controversial, and people disagree on whether it’s as problematic to tell a conventionally thin person “Go eat a…

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