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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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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Personal trainer and Instagram influencer Morit Summers is on a mission to democratize fitness. Dubbed a 2018 fitness trainer to follow on Instagram by SELF Magazine, Morit is a badass trainer with a plethora of fitness certifications, a brick and mortar gym (Form Fitness in Brooklyn) — and a desire to make the fitness world more inclusive. We chatted with Morit about how she went from a being a shy, awkward kid who was scared of participating in games in public to someone who finds a workout everywhere she goes. Get ready to feel the love, warmth, and inspiration in this feel-good…

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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 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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