Guest Post: The Consequences of Going Gray by Brynn

Today’s guest post touches on a thorny issue: to what extent should we allow society to dictate the way we look? It’s a fine line to walk. Many of my favourite books on intuitive eating are eschewed by fat activists because the final goal is still weight loss. I’m still kind of on the fence: although I support your right to carry as much body fat as you want, I…

Guest Video: Making Friends with your Body by Fiona

This week we have a guest video, which I’m introducing with my first ever vlog… seems like Body Positive January 2016 is all about pushing my own boundaries! And here is the guest video, Befriending the Body by my lovely friend Fiona who blogs over on Trim Tab Tao. If you want to keep up to date with Body Positive January throughout the month I suggest you follow me on Twitter…

Book review: Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter

Ellyn Satter first beeped her way across my radar during pregnancy. At the time I was looking at a book called “Child of Mine – Feeding with Love and Good Sense” and the kindle sample was as cringe-worthy as the title suggests. Plus, she mentioned feeding babies purees and I was all “oh no, my baby is just going to do finger foods, why would I ever puree anything!”, so into…

Hot bods, why diets don’t work and #realhappymamas

A photo posted by Charlene Allcott (@moderatemum) on Jan 14, 2016 at 3:18am PST Body Positive January is in full swing and it’s time for a look at what’s been happening over the past two weeks! Posting a picture of myself on Instagram every day has been an interesting experience. I started off super excited and then quickly got quite tired of seeing my face day after day after day. This week…

Guest Post: Happy Feet by Charlene

Just like Charlene, today’s guest blogger, I have ugly feet. And I used to hate them. I remember comparing feet with a friend in my tweens: who’s feet looked better naked, who’s were better with socks. Mine lost on both counts and that night I tied them up with bandages in the hope of making them smoother and sleeker. One of my biggest realisations over the past year  is that weight…

Guest Post: Body Image and Kids – Choosing the Right Words by Kylie

It’s taken me a long time to realise that the way we talk about food and weight is just a bit crazy. We categorize food as good and bad (rather than delicious or tasteless), we are terrified of being called fat (as if it were a moral issue rather than a physical feature) and we constantly justify our hunger (“I had such a small breakfast, you know”). Perhaps I shouldn’t say we. I…