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Intuitive Eating Q&A Part 5

Intuitive Eating Q&A: Part 5

By Alissa Rumsey | October 22, 2021

Part 5 of this Intuitive Eating Q&A series addresses more intuitive eating questions about whether we need a “sugar detox,” size privilege for fat folk, and enjoying sex in larger bodies. Check out my answers and tips below!   In Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this Q&A series, I addressed…

anti diet support group options

How to Choose an Anti-Diet Support Option

By Alissa Rumsey | October 18, 2021

There are many non-diet or anti-diet options available to support you in moving away from dieting and coming back to intuitive eating, unapologetic eating, and body liberation. This post will lay out some different anti-diet support options to help you figure out whether one-on-one coaching or an intuitive eating group program (or a combination of…

The Truth About Health & Weight

The Truth About Health and Weight

By Alissa Rumsey | October 12, 2021

We’ve often been told that higher weights cause certain diseases, which has led most public health messaging to focus on ‘weight loss’ as the way to improve health. In reality, there is no evidence to support that weight causes diseases…so why have we been told this? Read on to learn the truth about health and…

Best Books on Body Image

Best Books on Body Image: My Favorite Food Freedom and Body Liberation Books

By Alissa Rumsey | September 22, 2021

Are you on your path to understanding your relationship with food and body and are looking for more information and different perspectives? Or are you looking to dive deeper into these subjects? I’ve compiled a list of these best books on body image, food freedom, and body liberation to help support you on your journey…

Our Favorite Body Positive Instagram Accounts

Our Favorite Body Positive Instagram Accounts

By Alissa Rumsey | September 2, 2021

One of the easiest things we can do for ourselves to change our perception of our bodies and be kinder to ourselves is to revamp who you are following on social media. Here’s why changing who you follow on social media will help you improve your body image followed by a list of some of our…


Unapologetic Eating Interview Series with Tatyana German

By Alissa Rumsey | March 16, 2021

Join me and Tatyana German who is two years into her journey of breaking free from diet culture. She shares some incredibly inspiring stories of how what started with intuitive eating ended up creating so much EXPANSION in many areas of her life. Listen as Tatyana talks about how to break free from diet culture…


Unapologetic Eating Interview Series with Lindo Bacon

By Alissa Rumsey | March 1, 2021

Join me and Lindo Bacon as they share their process of being able to live authentically, assert themself, and how diet culture and fatphobia is a form of body-based oppression. They also talk about why being your authentic self is a privilege and how we can navigate and think about our intersecting identities in an…


What is Unapologetic Eating?

By Alissa Rumsey | January 18, 2021

In this post, I’m sharing more about what “unapologetic eating” means and how you can use your relationship with food as an entry point for further exploration and transformation. As you find peace and liberation with food, you will start to feel at home in your body, understand your inherent worth, and move closer to…


What is the Health at Every Size (HAES®) Approach?

By Alissa Rumsey | December 14, 2020

The Health at Every Size (HAES®) approach to health is an alternative to the widely accepted weight-centric approach. In this post, we’ll explore the answer to the question: What is Health at Every Size (HAES)? by examining the pitfalls of the weight-centric approach, outlining the crux of the Health at Every Size approach, and detailing…

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