The Ones Who Have Influenced Me

Today I simply want to give a nod to the different people and teachers who have shaped the way I talk about food, body, and spirituality. Linda Bacon. Linda bacon is the weight researcher and author of the books Health at Every Size and Body Respect (co-written with Lucy Aphramor). Her work is essential in …

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Episode 19: Melissa Fabello

http://media.blubrry.com/thefuckitdietradio/p/content.blubrry.com/thefuckitdietradio/Melissa_Fabello.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBack from my hiatus! Today I talked to Melissa Fabello. Melissa is a body acceptance activist, sexuality scholar, and patriarchy smasher living in Philadelphia. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is …

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“You Can’t Be Intuitive When…

-you don’t trust that your body has an innate wisdom -you think there is “one perfect way” and you need to find it -you are still trying to control how much you eat -you are still not trusting the amounts you are hungry for -you are still trying to control your weight -you are still …

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What I Have Learned (over 5 years)

January 5th, 2017 will be my 29th birthday. Almost 5 years ago, I had my TFID, birthday bathroom epiphany, where I looked in the mirror after bingeing on gross squash pancakes (pancakes made out of squash and eggs… yum) and out loud, dramatically, said something like: “What are you doing you fool?! You will never …

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Metabolism Logic

There are lots of places to find stats and studies that support Fuck It Diet metabolism logic: Health at Every Size, Body Respect, The Eating Disorder Institute, all accounts of the Minnesota Starvation Experiment… These will delve further into what is happening hormonally and chemically when you restrict and repress the body’s metabolic function with …

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Has My Metabolism Healed Yet?!

I talk a lot about eating to heal your metabolism. When we restrict, it slows down our bodies (“metabolism”). Your body is trying to conserve energy and trying to get you to eat. Restriction of any kind will cause you to fixate on food, be hungrier, more tired, and put on weight quicker – to save your life. …

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It’s Going to Be Hard

Yesterday I was getting dressed into a costume for a show I am rehearsing. (I’m a sometimes-actress, all-the-time-anti-diet-teacher). I had just eaten a big, delicious dinner at my friend’s house and was really, really full. And as I stood in the dressing room, stretching out my tights and pulling up my underwear so the velcro of …

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In Defense of All The Scary Foods

Almost 5 years ago, when I started The Fuck It Diet and was going through my own fears, I wrote an “In Defense of Food” series on my early blog. (Not to steal Michael Pollan’s thing, but…) I wanted to write posts in defense of ALL food. All those foods that ex-dieters were taught to …

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This Has Always Been Magical to Me

A lot of my work these days incorporates – what I like to call – some “magic”. The basic physical and biological part of the Fuck It Diet is straight forward. The physical part alone is game-changing. So if all you take from The Fuck It Diet is that you need to eat more and …

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