I am a (HAES) Health At Every Size therapist. As stated in the link below: “The Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach (weight inclusive) is an alternative to the weight/size-based paradigm upon which much current public health policy is based.”
Before we go any further, check out this HAES Fact Sheet so you can understand what HAES is -> HAES Fact Sheet
There is a book by Dr. Linda Bacon that’s called: “Health At Every Size: The Surprising truth about your weight.” The book is phenomenal! I work with a whole lot of clients that have eating disorders/struggle with disordered eating/stuck in diet culture. Giving my clients helpful knowledge to heal their relationship with food and their body is crucial!
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Bacon’s book:
Blaming fatness for heart disease is a lot like blaming yellow teeth for lung cancer, rather than considering the possibility that smoking might play a role in both. And telling people they need to lose weight is a lot like telling someone with pneumonia to stop coughing so much-it may not be possible and won’t make the disease go away.
-Dr. Linda Bacon
There are 2 specific podcasts that I absolutely love that talk about (HAES). I will include the websites below. The podcasts can be located on both of their websites:
- Christy Harrison- Intuitive Eating Dietitian, Anti-Diet Author, & Health at Every Size Expert
- Julie Duffy Dillon- Nutrition Therapist, Podcaster, Eating Disorder Specialist, & Author
I have learned a lot from both of those ladies!
Be Fervently Driven