Say you set a goal this year to get healthy — for all the right reasons. You are determined to do it for you, out of nothing but self-love. Because you know all about diet culture. And restriction. And the all-or-nothing trap. Yes! This time it’s going to be different! And, we — as advocates of an anti-diet life — are proud of you. SO, so, proud. We are cheering you on, like whoa. However, we gotta give you the heads up that this isn’t always a clear path — it can be messy and complicated. And, it can be…

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Did you decide to go all in and ditch the dieting, restriction, and overall diet culture mindset this year? Hey, us, too. via GIPHY And to keep you well read (and fed!) on your journey, here are our favorite anti-diet posts to help you get your unconditional self-love on. via GIPHY 1. What You Need to  Know About Diet Culture 2. Why Diet Culture Is Full of You-Know-What 3. How to Stop Moralizing Food 4. 13 Signs You’re Dieting Without Even Realizing It 5. 25 Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard Before (It’s not what you think …) 6.…

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Yesterday we shared why we’re no longer doing New Year New Rear Week. And today’s post is a great example of how our mission and messaging has shifted to the more body neutral and size inclusive. Because while wanting to get fit is AMAZING and we’re in full support of it, it makes sense to examine your reasons for wanting to create change. What’s your true motivation? Does it come from a place of lack — or is your desire to push yourself coming from a place of self care/love/discovery? The difference is huge. Read on for seven of the…

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Have you guys been reflecting back on 2019? via GIPHY Because we have. The past year has been crazy — yet wonderful — here in a number of ways. We traveled, added two more babies to our collective the Fit Bottomed family, and took our anti-diet and size-inclusive message even further with an IGTV and Facebook Live series and a series of posts and resources on how to break free from diet culture. And in all of that, we’ve had the intention to help all of you to continue to — as our tagline says — not hate yourself healthy.…

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Steph Gaudreau is a nutrition therapy consultant, founder of Stupid Easy Paleo and host of Harder to Kill Radio. And today she’s sharing an excerpt from her new book — The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power — that’s a call for us all to take our power back. Take Your Power Back by Step Gaudreau If you’re unhappy with your body — and most women are — you probably still believe that if you can just make your body perfect, life will be all rainbows and unicorns. You’ll be free of the negative thoughts you’ve battled for…

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We’ve written about intuitive eating before (see this post and this post and this one, too) and we highly recommend the book on it: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works. But, what does intuitive eating look like in real life? And how does it compare to a dieting mindset? We’re laying out real-world examples below so that you can really see the difference … Which ones sounds better to you? Team intuitive eating all the way for me! –Jenn

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I’ve loved playing dress up with beautiful and interesting clothing all my life. As a child, I would try on most of my mother’s closet — and when it came time for dance recital costumes, I was just in heaven. I vividly remember shopping for prom dresses with my mom — and, in fact, I found one I loved so much that I bought it long before I’d actually decided to attend. I even worked in a bridal shop for a few years, and I absolutely loved getting to try on the new gowns when they arrived. The thrill of these…

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When you have dietary intolerances or allergies, restricting what you eat to avoid those things makes sense. Total and complete sense. However, when you label foods off-limits or as “bad” and restrict yourself from having them for other reasons, it can be a sign of dieting (yep, whether you’re actually on a “diet” or not). As we’ve written  before, diet culture is sneaky. And, the practice of dieting — and restricting — almost always backfires, because dieting — at its core — is driven by restriction. (Here’s how the cycle works.) So today, we’re sharing some signs that you’re being…

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In general, sports can be AWESOME for kids — especially young girls. I know for myself (and Kristen!), being active in athletics when we were younger gave us confidence, built inner and outer strength, and helped us to form friendships and support networks that existed far off the courts we were playing on. But — there is a darker side to some sports. A side that puts too much pressure on winning and/or maintaining a certain body weight or shape. Sometimes, there’s a focus on both of those things — which is a toxic and scary combination, especially when you’re…

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My path to loving my body — at its natural and intuitive and ever-changing shape outside of dieting — hasn’t been an easy path. Nor has it been a straight path. Like any journey, there are ups, downs, insights, fall-on-your-face moments, and everything in between. But, man oh man, am I happy for all of those moments, both high and low. Because, now that I’m pregnant (at the time of writing this at least!) — especially pregnant with twins (which is, I’ll admit, is a sight to behold) — I realize that I’ve never had so many comments thrown at…

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