Reclaiming the Word “Fat”

In that moment, I realized that I was not really offended by being called fat. It was a simple truth. I’m fat. I’ve pretty much always been fat. And many people throughout my lifetime have used this descriptive term against me.

It’s gotten old and I’m over it.

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Been Caught Eating

Today, I happened upon this lovely little gem on Medium about a man who photographs his wife eating as a show of devotion and mutual enjoyment of life. I expected to find out that she is in recovery from an eating disorder and his photography is a way to help her on...

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Each and Every One Of Us

I am the Fat Health Coach, and I feel that, at times, the "health coach" part automatically turns many people away. Yes, I do work that helps people make better choices and lead healthier lives. However, I want to make it clear that I do not advocate only for better...

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Challenge: What Is Health, Really?

When most people think of health, images of young people with fit bodies doing various "healthy" activities like running or yoga usually pop into their heads. You'll probably envision them wearing body-hugging spandex in bold colors, smiling, looking relaxed. Not a...

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Suffer, the Caretakers of the World

(Disclaimer: I am neither a psychologist, nor a mental health professional. The following is solely my personal opinion.) Are you a caretaker? No? Doesn't sound familiar? What if I asked if you were a people-pleaser? Sound a bit closer to home? No? Maybe this one...

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The Perceived Absence of a Sign IS a Sign

It's been a long time since I've heard my stomach growling. And that could be for many reasons such as I am often drinking plenty of water and that I tend to graze instead of having meals on days I'm working from home. Yet, it might actually be that I've been distant...

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I Am Thankful For

Cornmeal because it is the basis of so many yummy dishes for today's celebration. My strong digestive system because without it, many Thanksgiving meals would have been just horrible. Ham because we like it better than turkey. Spices because they make everything I...

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When Failure is Actually a Win

There’s a slew of clichés about how when one door closes another opens, essentially propping up a disappointed you or I by promising hope. But I do (even if reluctantly) have to say there is sometimes a kernel of truth in every cliché.

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How Superior is What’s on Your Plate?

Warning: I may rant in this post. Today I'd like to talk about food stigma. Good foods. Bad foods. Healthy foods. Junk foods. Clean foods. Blah blah blah blather. Do you stigmatize your food? Do you carry with you a mental list of what is good and bad to eat? How does...

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