I am anti-diet culture, but I am NOT anti-weight loss.
Can these two things co-exist?
I believe they can.
Someone recently asked me “how can you be against dieting, but be okay with people posting about weight loss in your facebook group?”
The truth is, some people need to lose weight to improve their health. Their bodies are suffering and their health is declining and the excess weight is a part of the whole picture. Carrying a large amount of excess weight can also drastically impact quality of life (the ability to sleep well, walk without pain, play with kids/grandkids, travel, etc.).
And at the same time, some people do NOT need to lose weight. They may think they do for aesthetic reasons or because of a cognitive dissonance in the true state of their body – but they do not need to lose weight in order to improve their health.
What I care most about is helping women to become the healthiest version of themselves.
For some, that will include healthy weight loss, through a realistic, balanced and nourishing way of eating. AND through potentially changing their approach to weight loss as a whole.
For others, that will include re-training their brain to stop thinking about weight loss and taking action steps in their life to disassociate from triggers that keep them in that flawed mindset.
It’s important to remember that we all have different needs. There is no ONE way to be healthy and the path to health will look different for each of us.
My question for you would be: do you know what healthy looks like for YOU? Or do you feel overwhelmed and confused by all of the conflicting information out there?
Let me know in the comments – I’d love to help!