Author Archives: Michelle

Michelle

I truly believe all food is good food. Except when there's botulism.

What I’m saying, and what I’m not saying.

Since people seem to be awfully confused. What I am saying: “Weight loss interventions have very low permanent success rates for most people.” What I’m not saying: “No one in history has ever lost weight permanently in a healthy manner.” Health At Every Size is, fundamentally, a weight-neutral approach, which means it focuses directly on […]

Posted in Fatness | 33 Responses

Why I’m doing a dietetic internship.

For the last four months, I’ve been working on something pretty exciting. When I graduated from my nutrition program, I wrote, very emotionally and fairly defensively, about not being a Registered Dietitian. I wrote about how, even though my original intention in starting school was to become a dietitian, I had discovered that in order […]

Posted in Critical Dietetics, Dietetic Internship | 81 Responses

Cooking for yourself: You are worth the effort.

I think this is a lesson that all of us could stand a refresher in, myself included, as we continue down the path toward feeding ourselves like competent adults. Caveat: Feeling that it’s not worth the effort to prepare food for yourself is very different from literally not having the energy or resources to prepare […]

Posted in eating, Food and Recipes | 106 Responses

Health at Every Size is not fat politics.

Despite all the words I have spent on this topic over the past decade or so, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about what Health at Every Size is and what it isn’t. People often conflate the Health at Every Size philosophy with the fat political movement, assuming they are one and the same […]

Posted in Fatness | 34 Responses

On wheat and death.

Several months ago, I happened upon this little review about the connection between wheat (and other grains) on inflammation, which was pretty interesting. It reports that there are plausible physiological mechanisms linking wheat to inflammation, that there is some animal and some human evidence available to back them up, but also that population-based studies and […]

Posted in Research | 138 Responses