This post is a fantastic summary of many of the reasons why dieting is not good for us. We have to practice compassion, curiosity, and honesty with ourselves in order to be healthier in mind, body, and spirit. Do that in whatever way makes sense to you, but in the meantime check out Ragen Chastain’s list of 10 reasons why she is never dieting again:
1. I refuse to manipulate my body size to try to conform to a social stereotype of beauty.
2. I refuse to attempt to manipulate my body size to try to solve social stigma, bullying or oppression. The cure for bullying, social stigma and oppression is not weight loss, it’s ending bullying, social stigma, and oppression. The problem is not my body, it’s people who bully, stigmatize and oppress me because of my…
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