Showing posts from September, 2020

Healthy At Every Size #HAES

Have you heard about Healthy At Every Size? Well, it's time for another awakening. Look, Healthy At Every Size doesn't mean that everyone is healthy at every size, it means you can't assume someone's health by their body size.  This might remind you of how Black Lives Matter doesn't mean that only Black lives matter, it means that All lives can't matter until Black Lives Matter. I see so much body size bias talk in the hospital as a nurse and I'll be honest, I've been guilty of it myself.  I've been challenging my bias over the last four months since I first heard about the HAES movement. I'm working on reprogramming my language as it is so influenced by diet, weight loss and body size bias in our culture. But... One of the goals of the movement is to be a movement that, "Challenges scientific and cultural assumptions;" about health and body size. I'm starting to see that my assumptions didn't have a strong basis in