Aprils thought bullets continue the explore concepts from Frances Bergs
book Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Todays Weight-Obsessed
- When it comes to increasing daily physical activity, it seems barriers
outweigh benefits. Nearly 2/3 of adults in America choose to live as
"semi-invalids" (little daily physical activity). In comparison,
women in parts of Africa spend 30-150 minutes every day carrying water for
- When it comes to losing weight, controlling weight and decreasing the
obesity epidemic, it is time to admit we dont know the answers; otherwise
we will continue to go from one failed miracle cure to the next.
- Stable weight appears to be the healthiest course for people of all ages.
The medical community is just now beginning to understand that weight loss
attempts have risks, and dieting usually results in weight cycling.
- Honoring the gift of food includes marveling at the abundance and variety
of food available, as well as respecting the hard-working people who
- One of the often unconsidered harms of "body-bashing" is a lack
of respect and honor for our ancestors. Our physical characteristics are
part of our heritage.
- Replace the concept of "good food - bad food" with this: good
food I can eat frequently, and good food I can eat occasionally.
- One of the advantages of the Internet is that communication counts and
appearance is irrelevant.
- Reducing a persons perceived value to appearance is a terrible waste.
Beauty encompasses a zest for life, a fun-living spirit, a smile that
brightens a room, a compassion for others.
- Females should strive to be strong, capable, generous, and loving; not
weak, vulnerable, and self-absorbed.
* Published by Healthy Weight Network, Hettinger, ND, 2000; ISBN:
Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD
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