Middlesize.

I've talked a lot in this blog about my body and my weight, and how I've battled all my life against what I have to assume is my natural size. I also have to assume that my body is probably at a higher set-point weight today than it might have been if I'd never dieted …

Moderating.

Here's a little nugget to chew on. I was chatting with my diet-ditching coach Isabel Foxen Duke the other day, bemoaning my old "fat feelings" that cropped up after my yoga retreat. I said something like "I know I know. Restricting my food won't solve whatever it is I'm actually feeling. But the urge is …

What should I tell my daughter?

I've received a lot of interesting and good feedback from the interview I did with Jean at The Bubble Hour podcast (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2017/07/02/quitting-everything-ingrid-on-dumping-cigarettes-booze-and-diets). Thank you to all who listened to the whole thing! It's a long meandering story, but in the end (and I hope you got to the end), there is definitely redemption: freedom from …

Feeling fat.

Ok Pema Chodron, work your magic. I need to feel my feelings, and yesterday I didn't do a great job of it. I snapped at my husband. I posted stuff on this blog. I gorged on Season 3 of Game of Thrones. I couldn't bring myself to go out and buy some veggies at the …

The CDC tells doctors to stop making things worse with weight-based health advice.

From the Center for Disease Control's web site: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/17_0006.htm Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size ESSAY — Volume 14 — April 20, 2017   Format: Emily Dollar, BA1; Margit Berman, PhD1,2; Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD1,3,4,5 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Dollar E, Berman M, Adachi-Mejia AM. …