Weight is not a behaviour
When I share that I am a Dietitian with people, it’s often met with, “Oh so you help people manage their weight”.
And I understand why this is the automatic response. So it doesn’t frustrate me (as much as it use to). But more so highlights a need for some education.
As a Weight-Neutral Dietitian & HAES (Health At Every Size) advocate, I don’t help people manage their weight.
I help people manage their behaviours.
And weight is not a behaviour.
Weight is also not an accurate indicator of health. <<— That’s really hard to digest for a lot of people/Health Professionals, but we have not only a bucketload of experience, but a BODY of evidencing supporting this.
** Wu... 2017. Impact of weight stigma on physiological and psychological health outcomes... A systemic review
** Tomiyama AJ et al 2018. How and why weight stigma drives the obesity ‘epidemic’ and harms health...
** Bacon L et al 2011. Weight science: evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift...
** O’hara L et al 2018. What’s wrong with the ‘War on Ob*sity? ... Paradigm shift
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The Intuitive Dietitian xx