The Worst Fitness Advice Around (Redux)

The Worst Fitness Advice Around - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s no secret that we live in a 24/7 information economy. Not only do we have access to the latest news on our phones, tablets and our computers, but the barrage of never-ending headlines scroll through our televisions every hour of every day. There is always a new study, a new survey, a new truth. […]

Today (Jan. 28) is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl Supports #BellLetsTalkDay

  Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day— a Mental Health Awareness Day designed to overcome stigmas and promote the open discussion of psychological and mental health struggles. It’s a cause very near and dear to my heart. If you’re lucky enough not to struggle with these problems, chances are that you know someone who does. […]

In Defence of Barbie (July 13, 2013)


For my July 13 article about cultural criticisms of Barbie, In Defence of Barbie, either click here or keep on readin’!   People love to hate Barbie. We can count (it seems) on a story every year or so parsing just how “real” is Mattel’s signature doll; how her unattainable proportions make young women anxious and drive […]

Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out (June 29, 2013)


To read my June 29 article about the dangerous cultural consequences of the American Medical Association’s decision to classify obesity as a disease, Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out, either click here or keep reading!    This past week, you’ve likely seen that the American Medical Association (AMA) has now categorized obesity as a disease. We […]

Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide (June 20, 2013)


For my June 20 article about women and weights, Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide, either click here or keep reading!    Last week, I shared what I called “the worst fitness advice around” with you. Carbs are terrible, the elliptical isn’t terrible, spot reduction really works — all bad advice. But in my view, nothing is […]

Fasting, Cleansing, and Detoxing: Pain for Very Little Gain (May 25, 2013)


To read my May 18th article on cleansing, fasting, and detoxing, Fasting, Cleansing, and Detoxing: Pain for Very Little Gain, click here or read below.    An old friend reached out to me on Facebook the other day, asking a very interesting question that I, rather surprisingly, haven’t given very much thought to in quite a long […]

Childhood Obesity: Practise What You Preach (May 4, 2013)


For my May 4 article about parenting and childhood obesity, Childhood Obesity: Practise What You Preach either click here or keep reading!   As a country, we say it so frequently that it’s almost too trite to repeat — and yet, nothing seems to change. We are overweight. Not only are we overweight, but our children […]

The Do’s and Dont’s of Your Fitness Dollars

Don't be this guy.

The diet and fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar entity. Everyone is out to convince you that if you ever want to be anything other than morbidly obese, you have to buy their product. Sorting it all out can get a little overwhelming. I’d rather save all of my money for a new pair (or […]

To Vegan or Not to Vegan? (April 6, 2013)

Either click here or keep reading for April 6th’s piece on the pros and cons of going vegan. Happy to be on the cover of my section! To Vegan or not to Vegan? Going vegan (or eliminating all animal products from your diet) seems to become more and more popular by the day. Now much […]

Wheat Belly? More Like Meat Belly. (March 23, 2013)

Either click here or keep reading for my article about the absurdities of the gluten-free fad, and how it MOST DEFINITELY won’t lose you any weight. Happy to have made the cover of the paper and my section with this one! I even got a shout-out from the Canadian Celiac Association! Wheat Belly? More Like […]

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