We can’t ignore the genetic reality of disease.
Yes, there are things you can do to support your health - but it sure isn’t dieting.
It’s the fourth episode of Beyond Weight - a NEW series that asks the question “how can we manage health concerns without focusing on weight loss, food restriction, and body shame?” and today, Jill is speaking with Glenys Oyston - a dietician from Los Angeles who helps people recover from eating and body images issues created by toxic diet culture through the Health at Every Size® and non-diet eating approaches. Glenys works with metabolic conditions like Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol - and today we are going to chat about a new model for managing these illnesses.
In this episode, we discuss:
Health at Every Size has HEALTH as it’s first word! We can work toward health in any body.
Why there’s not enough long-term evidence to support drastic restriction for metabolic concerns…and why it might cause more harm
The problem with looking at short-term results in studies
Weight cycling (yo-yo dieting) as a major cause of inflammation in the body
Being a health practitioner that asks about health markers BESIDES food and weight (like sleep apnea!)
Why structure in eating can be very helpful with metabolic conditions
Circling back to Gentle Nutrition when the time is right
Pulling the best from conventional diets - like the DASH diet - without falling into restriction and misery
The safety of dieting - and how to feel safe without restricting
Healthism - the beginning of illness blame and shame
Taking the shame out of needing medications
What weight loss focused studies aren’t looking at
How addressing these issues is might be less horrible when you aren’t restricting
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