Category Archives: Liking Yourself

Basic mammal maintenance, or How to be nice to yourself.

Continuing on the theme of childhood neglect, my nonscientific gut-check tells me that if people were mean or indifferent or unable to care for you while you were a kid, you might lack the skills to care for yourself as an adult. This can lead to a place of acute suffering. It can also make […]

Also posted in eating, Moving | 10 Responses

On not being fed enough as a child.

This is one of the painful truths of my job: discovering that sometimes children, especially fat kids, or kids whose caregivers suspect they will one day be fat, don’t get fed enough. Sometimes those kids grow up and become my clients. Sometimes considerable abuse and neglect in other domains comes along with being underfed as […]

Also posted in children, eating | 47 Responses

For the rest of us.

Just a heads-up, in this post I reveal specific details of how I eat and exercise. I wrote this post several months ago, but didn’t post it. Here it is now. I don’t usually talk too much about how or what I eat, because I’m uncomfortable with the often performative, status-grubbing nature of doing so […]

Also posted in eating, Humane Nutrition, Moving | Comments closed

When health is not on your side.

This post is part of the crowdfunding campaign for my dietetic internship. It is not intended to replace advice from a doctor or other health care practitioner. It represents my opinion alone and not any organization of which I am a member. Dear Michelle, How can one achieve Health at Every Size if they don’t […]

Also posted in Dear Fat Nutritionist, Unified Theory | Comments closed

Your friendly neighbourhood plague rat.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. I like to go on walks. I live in a good neighbourhood for it, near the beach. During the summer, I spent a fair bit of time swimming at the beach. I have a lot of anxiety about going outside at all, thanks to about twenty […]

Also posted in Fatness, Moving | Comments closed