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Body Diversity: All Bodies Have Fat, Some More Than Others

Eat Your Fat Folks!

AMY GARDNER / August 7, 2014

For years, health practitioners led by USDA guidelines, have been encouraging people to cut out fat.  The result has been an influx of highly processed, low fat options that are higher in sugar and/or simple carbohydrates.  We’ve also led on the assumption that a calorie,...

Can I Stomach This Work?

AMY GARDNER / March 18, 2014

I had a phone discussion with a mom last week that left me asking can I stomach this work?.  She called because she’d discovered that her (overweight) 7-year old daughter was hiding food in her room.  She went on to say that...

Perfect or Alive?

AMY GARDNER / March 26, 2013

Yesterday I asked a 16-year old female client of mine to tell me the advantages of holding onto her restrictive eating behavior.  She replied, “It makes me feel good, like I’ve done something.”  I took a risk and said “so does this...