Intuitive Eating

Lies, lies, and more lies

June 15, 2015

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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We've been duped.  Lied to repeatedly.  Brainwashed.  It's time for the truth to emerge. 

In an article titled The big fat myths of our 'obesity epidemic' author Christopher Snowdon notes that:

In 2007 the Government Office for Science issued a report predicting that ‘by 2015, 36 per cent of males and 28 per cent of females will be obese’. At the last count, the rates were 26 per cent and 24 per cent respectively, which is to say that they had fallen slightly since 2010.

The "epidemic" (none of this is really an epidemic by definition), is that we are spreading these myths like it's ebola. 

In another article on the topic, author Melissa A. Fabello writes about 5 Reasons Why Everything You Think You Know About Obesity Is Wrong (Or At Least Really Shady).

Here are her 5 reasons:

        1. Don’t Want to Talk About ‘Obesity?’ Good Luck Getting That Study Funded


        2. You Can’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You: How the Weight-Loss Industry Legitimizes         Itself

        3. The Weight-Loss Industry Thrives Off of Diet Failures

        4. Science Is Pretty Great, But It Sure as Hell Isn’t Unbiased


        5. ‘Health’ Can’t Be Operatively Defined Because It’s Indefinable

Definitely read her article for more details, as she makes some great points that will challenge the way you've been trained to think about obesity. 

We need to view the media, and scientific research, with a critical eye.  Consider who stands to benefit from the things you are hearing and reading.  The sad truth is that the industry revolves around money, and that the health and weight loss industry thrives on your shame.  Let's take a stand against this alleged obesity "epidemic" that isn't an epidemic at all.  Treat your body with respect. 



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