Category: Body Positive January

Post-partum bodies, fat-shaming and freedom from clothing sizes

All good things come to an end, including Body Positive January. It’s been a fascinating, dare I say, positive, month for me and I wanted to end it all with some final links and a round-up. A photo posted by @bbarineau on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:21pm PST Coming to terms with post-partum bodies Funnily enough this is something I haven’t struggled with; perhaps because I was lucky (lost all the weight,…

Book review: When you Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair by Geneen Roth

Based on what I’ve been writing about body image and dieting you might think that before my epiphany round about a year ago, I was some diet and exercise fanatic. It couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I thought that I’d given up on dieting and feeling bad about binge eating around 10 years previously. Except that I hadn’t really. Let me explain. Around about my 17th year I went from…

Guest Post: 6 Ways I’m Going to Love my Body by Kat

Nobody is as fervent as a recent convert, right? I quit dieting for good about a year ago and yes, I want everyone to know about it. I want to sing it from the roof, tell the lady on the bus and mention it at dinner parties. For me, learning about the true failure rate of any diet plan, exercise regime or lifestyle change was liberating. I can remember the…

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…