Why the kind of body fat you carry matters

Most of us are aware that carrying too much fat is less than desirable and can lead to a number of health complications. However, what you may not realize is that location and the type of fat you are carrying…
Healthy eating tips: How NOT to make a pig of yourself in Europe

Having just spent the last few months travelling through Europe I feel like I’m pretty well qualified by now to provide some healthy eating tips if you’re planning a holiday and worried about gaining weight. Think of Europe and what…
Are fitness trackers a dangerous obsession?

Is Wearable Fitness Technology Ruining Your Life? Recently I came across an Everyday Feminism article on Facebook, entitled “Your Fitbit is Ruining Your Relationship with Your Body”, which criticised the ‘quantified self’ trend, which basically means ‘quantifying’ our health by…
What to really expect when you start losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all beer and skittles. In fact there will be very little beer and very few skittles. It’s weight loss. Duh. Saddle up because this shit is HARD. It’s worth it of course in the end but given…
Self-compassion and binge eating

Hi, my name is Gen and I binge eat. Note I didn’t follow the usual AA format and say “I am a binge eater” –  not out of denial but because it’s a label that ignores that I am so…
Daring Greatly: Vulnerability and Body Image Issues

Being vulnerable sucks. I don’t think there’s any denying the fact that the raw, exposed, fragile, uncomfortable feeling we identify as vulnerability is something most of us try and avoid. I know I do! Underlying vulnerability is fear and shame.…
Mindset and positive thinking: The true secret to weight loss

There is no greater high than discovering the extent of your own courage. For me, the process of losing weight has been far more powerful than I could ever have anticipated and I think, actually I know, that I’ve discovered the…
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet

I don’t know who originally coined the phrase “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet”, but sadly, not a truer word was ever spoken. I’m sure many of us have made the mistake of assuming that just because we do a…
Everyone has fat days

Everyone has fat days Everyone has fat days, regardless of your actual weight, size, or how far you’ve come down the path of changing your life for the better. I’m having one today, actually, which prompted me to write this.…