Raising a “fat” kid in a diet-obsessed world.

But as I’ve come to challenge the distorted views and perspectives I’ve held for nearly 2 decades, I came to realize that none of my negative childhood experiences stemmed directly from the fact that I had excess fat on my body.

Tips for healing your relationship with food

The first time I heard the saying “a moment on your lips, forever on your hips,” I was in grade 7. My speech that year was on childhood obesity and that line was how I would end it. In retrospect, someone should have referred me to a therapist upon hearing it come out of an…

You weren’t fat, you don’t get it

I had friends in school, so this isn’t going to be a sob story about how I was socially isolated. I was anything but quiet and didn’t have ANY issues voicing my thoughts and opinions.

Dieting 101: Diet breaks

Most people will warn you longterm dieting backfires eventually. However, you’ve finally mustered up the courage to face your fear of potentially failing. All is well until you eat two desserts and end up a month deep into dietary ignorance. Research suggests your strategy might be working against you.

Dieting 101: Calculating calories and macros

DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to replace the work of a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist. If you have health problems related to diet, the following advice will not rid you of them. This is only intended as guidance for those who are overall healthy but wish to understand the mathematics behind how energy intake works…

Dieting 101: What you need to know

Outside of the fitness and lifting communities, people have very limited knowledge on how effective and sustainable dieting and weight loss actually works.

Is body positivity promoting obesity?

Body positivity is a movement meant to empower women and men of all shapes and sizes to embrace the body they are currently living in. It should come as no surprise that I am a strong supporter of body positive advocates on social media. I wasn’t however surprised when someone asked me whether I thought…

Reflecting on 2016, Preparing for 2017

I made a new years resolution for 2014 to get into shape/lose weight. I proceeded to start Insanity (honestly still can’t stand the name Tanya) that January and ended up just being 4 days shy of completing it when my computer crashed. I put my best foot forward and did what I could considering I…