Diet culture is a real you-know-what. We’ve shared examples of how pervasive it is. How it can sneak in — even when you don’t realize it. And, how much diet culture goes hand-in-hand with white supremacy and racism. There are a million reasons why you should kick diet culture to the curb. But here are 15 of the best reasons why it doesn’t deserve a place in your life (or anyone else’s). 15 Amazing Things That Happen When You Give Up Diet Culture 1. You have more energy for the stuff that matters. This is the biggest and best reason…

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Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing a post about a pandemic. Let alone diet culture in a pandemic. Because in the middle of all of this — *waves hand around at the insanity of life right now* — it seems silly to focus on body shape and size, doesn’t it? But over and over again in my feed, I’ve seen everything from “How to Avoid the Corona 15” to “How to Get a Six-Pack in Quarantine.” I’m sure you have, too. At first, I rolled my eyes. Because, really. REALLY? Losing weight and getting shredded…

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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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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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What if we told you that just about everything you thought you knew about healthy living wasn’t true — and was totally set up for you to fail? Yes, even when others had the best intentions. And yep, even when some saw short-term success. What if we’d all been conditioned to think that, in order to be healthy, you had to do some magic thing, follow some magic plan, and be some specific number on the scale? It’s a pursuit that many of us would spend our entire lives chasing … and never reach. And — even worse — we’d…

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We chatted about size inclusivity in gyms and what fitness professionals can do to better support body neutrality and positivity in this recent podcast episode. That chat got so much buzz that we wanted to keep the convo going. Because if there’s one thing we’d like to do in this world, we’d like let everyone know that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes. So, when Blink Fitness told us about its body positivity and inclusivity movement at numerous locations across the U.S. and its 2019 campaign,”Every body is different, your gym should be too,” we were like, yep,…

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We recently had a discussion off-air about our disappointment in the way some personal trainers and gym instructors seem to be using old-timey talking points that incorporate body-, age-, and fat-shaming as a part of their interaction with members. And, as you’d imagine, we had thoughts about it. A lot of ’em. So we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of bringing in a guest for this ep, we thought we’d pick up that discussion and share it with you all. So, in this ep, you’ll get lots of Margo, Jenn, and Kristen, as we talk about outdated ideas…

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Repeat: This is not a weight-loss program. via GIPHY After months of doing these Tell It Like It Is episodes and posting about all things sneaky diet culture, we know one thing to be very, very true: You are not your weight. You were put here to do bigger things than worry about dress size, and your health has very little to do with the number on the scale. via GIPHY Okay, fine, that’s three things. But they’re all so important. And they’re what led us to create Love Your Body. Love Your Life, our healthy living IRL online class — with ZERO dieting,…

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