It’s that time of year again — the season of holiday feasts and celebrations. But for some of us, this season may bring feelings of guilt from all the delicious holiday snacks. But enjoying your favourite holiday foods doesn’t need to include guilt. Here are three important steps to maintaining and creating a healthy relationship with food over the holidays.
Weight Watchers is not a benevolent humanitarian organization who has your child’s well-being in mind. Over the past few years this multi-billion dollar company has had to seek new and innovative ways to increase profits for its shareholders. By marketing to teens, they increase the possibility of lifetime customers. They are growing their customer base by marketing body shame to a younger audience.
What I didn’t realize then – and understand better now – is that when fat shaming my own body, and my body is smaller than someone else’s, I’m also shaming their body, even if that’s not my intention. Impact of actions almost always trumps intent.