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Supporting Healthy Bodies at UNC: Navigating Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Weight Bias

When discussing health, you’ll notice a trend between two approaches – weight normative and weight inclusive.

The weight-normative approach includes the many principles and practices that emphasize achieving a “normal” weight when defining health and well-being. 3,119 more words


Self-Blame Does You No Good When Your Trying to Get to A Healthy Weight

Individuals with obesity are stigmatized. They face constant discrimination and unsolicited advice.  We carry many negative and prejudicial beliefs that we often don’t notice when it comes to weight and health. 585 more words

Weight Loss

Weight bias has no place in society, much less in medicine. 

This week, an obesity management physician fat-shamed two scholars in obesity research and called into question their expert status in the field in part due to their physicality. 403 more words

Food And Nutrition

Just Look at the Size of Him!

Weight Bias & Stigma

Have you ever noticed whenever there is media coverage on the topic of obesity, they always show obese people from the neck down?  1,389 more words


More Than "Bedside Manner": How Your Doctor Influences Your Health...or Not

Do you dread your yearly visit to the doctor? An acquaintance of mine recently shared how frustrated she gets with her physician. Her blood pressure is great, her labs are fine, she has energy galore and a healthy lifestyle, yet, the doctor insists on focusing on weight. 1,013 more words

Skinny people should eat alone

Last week Cornell Food Lab tweeted the above and I was all like <insert facepalm gif here>.

I think that the research the Cornell Food Lab does is fascinating. 370 more words