This week I had a reader pose this question: "If extra weight is not health-neutral AND dieting and beating yourself up and depriving yourself, etc. is not the path towards health, what do you suggest?" This reader had decided for herself that she would rather "carry extra weight then the emotional baggage of poor body image / chronic dieting". She also shared that embracing this "paradox" (weight is unhealthy but so is dieting) has been an important part of her journey in her relationship with food.
In addition, this reader shared an article that suggested, among other things, that people should remain the same size into adulthood that they were when they were 20. I'll comment on this as well.Read More