In 2019, it’s hard to miss the endless proclamations of how plant-based diets can benefit our lives. Climate scientists are urging people to eat less meat in a bid to save the planet. Celebrities such as Beyoncé are touting countless vegan diet plans. Some days you can barely walk in the street without seeing ethically… Read More Should I Eat Plant-Based? – Considering a Vegan Diet in ED Recovery
Last week, Nike unveiled some unique new mannequins in their London store. In a world where these plastic figurines are often criticised for perpetuating unrealistic body standards, the global sports brand chose to introduce a new range that aimed to represent more sizes and physical abilities in a bid to “celebrate the diversity and inclusivity… Read More A Case For Plus-Size Mannequins
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May 2019 in the UK. The Mental Health Foundation has chosen Body Image as this year’s theme. Culturally, we have a body image crisis that’s showing no sign of letting up. One in four children are concerned about their appearance. Over half of teenage… Read More Body Image versus the World
CW: Discussion of weight bias/fatphobia throughout. It’s a miserable but realistic assumption that whenever someone in a larger body dares to exist in the world, some unwelcome troll will chime in with some irrelevant mention of that person’s health. This is not limited to the virtual kind – it extends to strangers in the street… Read More If You Care About Their Health, Stop Talking About Their Weight
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” – Naomi Wolf This statement, coined by Naomi Wolf in her 1991 book ‘The Beauty Myth’, is still relevant… Read More The Most Potent Sedative in Women’s History
New Year, new you. Chances are you’ve spend the last couple of days recovering from a cheese induced food coma, assessing your life and vowing that you’ll change for the better as 2019 kicks off. The most common reason for our January weight loss goals is to improve health. But does this actually work? Is… Read More Losing Weight to be Healthier?
It’s that time of year again – one minute, you’re opening a mini chocolate box every morning, buying three courses of pancakes and pretzels from a German market and inhaling every pig in blanket you can get your mitts on. The next, you’re being bombarded with advertisements of women pinching at their love handles, wrestling… Read More Diets Don’t Work – Here’s Why