A body positive fitness space is so important to me. I’m not interested in hearing that I now earned my french fries because I worked out hard enough or that I need to burn those calories to get my bikini body for summer. (more…)
I challenge you to look at every single long term research study on diets- there aren’t that many that look past the 18 month mark. Why is that? Because studies show time and time again that that the majority of dieters will regain the weight (if not more), regardless of the diet they go on by the 2-5 year mark.
Almost anyone can successfully lose weight on a diet. But unless you’re that minority unicorn, chances are you’ll keep regaining the weight.
An eating disorder can be hard to understand if it’s something you’ve never struggled with. As a therapist that treats eating disorders, I thought I’d tackle some common misconceptions for eating disorder awareness week. Here are 4 eating disorder myths debunked!
Myth: You need to be thin/emaciated to have an eating disorder.
I wrote this article originally for an online magazine for Jewish women, called The Layers Project. These photos were taken by the talented photographer (fellow social worker too!) and founder of Layers Project- Shira Lankin Sheps. I thought I’d share this today, in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness week because I believe our toxic diet culture and preoccupation with thinness contributes to the skyrocketing rate of eating disorders. Eating disorders are complex biologically based illnesses (more on that Wednesday) but our culture creates the perfect storm for those predisposed.
There are a million interesting things I can share about myself but let’s start with the fact that I lost weight recently. Isn’t that what’s really most important? Never mind that I have my master’s degree from NYU, run a successful style blog, work as a psychotherapist in a field I love, and have a great personality. None of that matters as much as the size of my body. (more…)
One of the most common comments I seem to get regarding my blog are comments telling me that my confidence is inspiring. It’s interesting that just happening to be in a curvier body while having a blog like thousands of other people do is inspiring. A woman that’s a size 2 and blogs doesn’t get comments about how confident she is, right? It’s amazing that having a curvy body in 2018 and daring to be public about it is a bold and courageous thing to do.
But I understand that (more…)