The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination promotes Health At Every Size (HAES).
The basic principles of this philosophy are:
- Total Health Enhancement and well-being, rather than weight loss or achieving a specific “ideal weight.”
- Self-acceptance and respect for the diversity of bodies that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, rather than the pursuit of an idealized weight at all costs.
- The pleasure of eating well, based on internal cues of hunger and satiety, rather than on external food plan or diets.
- The joy of movement, encouraging all physical activities rather than prescribing a specific routine of regimented exercise.
Author: Kratina, Karin, MA, RD. Originally published as “Tenets of the Nondiet Approach” in Moving Away from Diets: Healing Eating Problems and Exercise Resistance by Kratina, Hayes and King, 1996.
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