Tag Archives: Eating disorders

Wake Up Weight Watchers

  If you’re active on social media, you may have come across the hashtag #WakeUpWeightWatchers  this past weekend. It’s a response to the company offering a free six-week program to teens as young as 13 to help them with weight loss – as long as they have their parent’s permission. The good news for those […]

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Repost: Have you entered the temple of clean eating?

I’m sad to say that when I wrote this post a couple of years ago, I had hoped that the practice of clean eating would be a short-lived one but alas, it’s something that many people still strive for.  Here’s hoping that in 2018, food choices are made with both health (personal and planetary) and […]

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Have you entered the temple of clean eating?

When did enjoying a decadent delight become a sinful pleasure or a guilty indulgence? How did being gluten-free, choosing organic foods or non-GMO options become a badge of honour? How does not doing so seem to put you in the same category as a thief or someone lacking a moral compass? Do I sound paranoid? […]

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Can you spot someone with an eating disorder?

This week, from February 2nd until  the 8th,  marks  Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  It’s an annual event presented by National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC),  a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. First things, first.  How can you tell if a person has […]

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Women-it’s time to open our big mouths

Not that I’m a fan but if you’re a woman and want to chow down on a double-sized burger, then I say go for it. But if you’re a Japanese woman living in her home country, a large open mouth is considered to be ugly and rude. Women with ochobo – a small and modest […]

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The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents

“You’ve got such a pretty face. If only you could lose a few pounds, you’d be a knockout.” “Getting a little round, aren’t we?” “Are you really sure that you need that second serving?” Have you ever used lines like these on loved ones or those close to you in the hope of helping them […]

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