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Compliments that aren’t about physical appearance

Did you know complimenting someone on weight LOSS could mean complimenting them on: *Disordered eating behaviours/ developing or sustaining an eating disorder *A period of grief (like losing a loved one) or a period of time after a traumatic experience where they weren’t able to eat *An illness, chronic health condition, or the accomanying medications …

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Listening to Body Cues As a Pathway to Greater Wellbeing

Do you find yourself:Not realizing how thirsty you are until you’re parched?Not tuning into how sleepy you are until you‘re overtired and cranky?Not noticing (or ignoring) the need to pee until you feel ready to burst?Not realizing you are hungry until you are ravenous and hangry?? Feeling thirsty or sleepy, needing to urinate or needing …

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BMI (Body Mass Index) System- an inaccurate system with racist origins

A quick history lesson 1830: The BMI system is developed by an astronomer named Adolphe Quetelet with the purpose of identifying the characteristics of “the average man”. He was testing whether the laws of probability could be applied to human beings at the population level. Yes- it was created for statistical/sociological use by an astronomer …

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Words & Language We Don’t Use (In a Non-Diet/ Weight Neutral Space)

Overweight⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Why we don’t use this term:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The word “overweight” implies there is a weight over which one is definitely unhealthy- this is not true. Our idea of ‘being overweight’ is often based on the BMI- an inaccurate system never intended to be used to measure a person’s health, a system which is not evidence based, and …

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