The holidays can be a really difficult time for those recovering from an eating disorder or struggling in their relationship with food and body image. If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you are not alone.
We have a lot of unlearning to do as a society to confront weight stigma and fatphobia, and to address the systems that contribute. As a HAES-aligned eating disorder therapist, I believe one of the ways we have to do this is taking a look at how Body Mass Index (BMI) is used in Western Medicine.
You might have seen on my page that I approach my work as a therapist through a Health At Every Size® (HAES)-informed lens. You might have wondered, “what does that mean?” or maybe that’s part of why you landed on my page to begin with.