Health at every size
I often get asked about HAES, so, in short, it means that it’s possible to be healthy at every size. Many of the beliefs people have around health and size are actually incorrect information that we’ve been fed by the diet industry.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Health at Every Size first appeared in the 1960s, advocating that the changing culture toward aesthetics and beauty standards had negative health and psychological repercussions to fat people.
Because the slim and fit body type had become the acceptable standard of attractiveness, fat people were going to great pains to lose weight, and that this was not, in fact, always healthy.
They contend that some people are naturally a larger body type, and that in some cases losing a large amount of weight could in fact be extremely unhealthy for some. That’s HAES. So going to great lengths to lose weight is damaging to the health of people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you know that around 85% of the clients I work with are on a diet/thinking of going on a diet when they start working with me? That’s a lot, I know. And I welcome every one of them with loving open arms because I know what it is like to be in a diet cycle of-⠀
😔 Feeling bad about your body ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😟 Going on a diet⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ Gaining weight⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😭 Going on a diet⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Many women live their entire lives in this cycle. I help people to end this cycle so they can like their bodies and take care of their health. In my own work I help individuals, mums, and teens to build their body confidence so they can accept their bodies.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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