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Video of the Day- Is it “thin privilege” if you earned it?
Posted By: Jessi Kneeland
On: October 20, 2020

People often express confusion about the term “thin privilege”

because they understand that privilege is supposed to be about advantages you didn’t do anything to earn, like being born white, or a man— and the perception is that a thin/fit/lean body is *earned* through hard work. In today’s first ever #TransparentTuesday video, I unpack why I still consider it privilege, and how we can all better approach and understand the whole concept of privilege!

The importance of taking birth control after bariatric surgery
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
Bariatric surgery can help lower the risk for pregnancy-related complications that overweight and obese women often face when becoming pregnant; such as high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, high birth-weight babies, preeclampsia, and delivery by Cesarean-section (C-section).  Within the first year of having weight-loss surgery, it’s best to avoid becoming pregnant...
Women see improvements in sexual health following bariatric surgery
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
Excess body weight can often affect hormones and the reproductive system more than one might initially think. Obesity can trigger a major fluctuation in the body’s hormone levels, and lead to decreased sex drive in both men and women, as well as problems with fertility and conceiving. However, a recent...
Has Covid killed the dinner time romance? Not here!
Posted By: Aimee Hughes
On: September 25, 2020
Has Covid killed the dinner time romance?  Are any of you dining out?  Has quarantine jaded you about mealtime? How about a romantic dinner in?   Connecting with our partners is important, especially now.  Here’s some inspiration to make your evening of dining-in more special.  And remember, it’s about you and...
Superiority, Ego, and Confidence
Posted By: Jessi Kneeland
On: September 22, 2020
Looking back on that time, I remember feeling confident. Granted a lot of my confidence came from self-objectification, but it also came from the fact that I understood myself to be funny, smart, likeable, and talented. Most days I felt like a “good person” (whatever that means) with a lot...
Body Image and Learning to *Want* Different Things
Posted By: Jessi Kneeland
On: September 15, 2020
I often see people in the anti-diet world attempting to convince folks to stop *wanting* to be thin, and roll my eyes. If giving up the desire to be thin was that simple, people would just do it. Nobody is out here trying to be dissatisfied with their bodies, for...

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