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"I was officially the heaviest woman to complete a marathon. This title will serve as an example to the plus-size community that there is no such thing as a limitation. I'm often asked if I think everyone should run a marathon. The answer is no. Running -- and sports in general -- isn't for everyone, and that's cool. What I do think, and the reason that I'm on a journey to complete an Ironman, is that whether you want to run a marathon, or knit the world's largest tea cozy, if there's an achievement that captivates you, go after it. The bigger or more ridiculous, the better!" I just love what @ragenchastain  is doing for the plus-size community!! I hope you all read her story in @espnw  about how she decided to go for this Guinness World Record!!
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Happy Valentine's Day!! Wishing you all a beautiful day filled with #selflove and #selfcare. Go out and do something loving for yourself!! #linkinbio to last year's valentine's day post all about self-care practices for Valentine's Day.
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Yep!! It’s happening again!! Thursday at 8pm #Repost @balancedtx with @get_repost
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Ready for Take 2 of the Twitter Takeover?! Join us Thursday night @ 8PM to make our voices heard with force. Keep the conversation going from now until then, spread the word & let’s remind @weightwatchers we won’t be silent! #WakeUpWeightWatchers 💥👊💥💪 (link in our profile for details!) #edrecovery #bodypositive
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If you've been following along with me you know it struck a chord when @weightwatchers announced free memberships for teens 13-17. These years (pictured here, horrible fashion and hair styles galore) are the time when teens should be allowed to grow - without attempts to subtly or openly shame their bodies, police their food choices, and initiate them into diet culture. My friends & fellow RDs have been sharing photos of themselves during these (painfully) awkward years to remind us bodies are meant to change. Here are some fast facts:
☝🏼️Children gain an average of 40 pounds during the years before, during & after puberty. It is normal for some kids to gain weight before they grow taller. But there is no wrong way to grow and restricting nutrition or limiting food choices can also limit critical nutrients needed for a lifetime of good health
☝🏼️Teens are among the highest risk populations for developing issues with body image. The average age of onset for an eating disorder falls during the years in which WW is offering a free membership
☝🏼️Diets do not work. If you look at the success rate (meaning, someone reaches and maintains a "healthy" body weight or normal BMI and maintains it for 5 years) it's embarrassingly low. WW in particular cites ~6% success rate and many of those people started at a BMI around 27. Meaning they didn't have a significant amount of weight to lose (on average, ~10 pounds)
☝🏼️ Dieting is the top predictor of future weight gain & weight cycling. That's what we used to call yo-yo dieting, where someone loses X number of pounds only to gain it all back plus some. Weight cycling is more harmful than simply existing at a higher weight and never engaging in dieting behaviors. Fatness isn't the problem. Fatphobia and misinformation about health is the problem
☝🏼️ Taking dieting behaviors like counting points, compensating with exercise, assigning morality to food, and letting the scale determine your worth and happiness and calling it "not a diet" doesn't mean it's not a diet. It's a way to capitalize on the high failure rates of diets
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As an eating disorders dietitian, I need to to do all that I can to prevent disordered eating. By allowing teens to have free access to the weight watchers program (aka dieting) it sets them up for weight cycling and negative body image for the rest of their life. But guys weight watchers knows what they’re doing. They’re capturing an audience young to get them to “diet “lose a bunch of weight” only to have it come back on, and therefore thinking Weight watchers is the only way to go. So many weight watchers have been weight watchers for so long. Let’s end the ups and downs and teach teens positive body image and a healthy relationship with food. Join me on Twitter tomorrow!!!! JenmcgurkRDN see you there!! #repost @balancedtx with @get_repost
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Want to make your voice heard? Join us & many other #eatingdisorder, #HAES & #bodypositive professionals and advocates tomorrow afternoon for a Twitter Takeover to let @WeightWatchers know what we think of their free teen program! 💥 Get all the details via the link in our profile 💥#WakeUpWeightWatchers
Another great quote from a @recovrywarriors article about how yoga can be a part of eating disorder recovery. Obviously not everyone is going to like yoga. It can be useful for some people to learn how to get through difficult emotions and learn to be in their body in ways that may not have been possible before. Plus learning to be grateful for your body can be really useful tool of recovery. It can help to move away from body hate to a body neutral and/or body appreciation space.
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I found this quote in an article by @recovrywarriors and I think it is sooo important to remember! Recovery from an eating disorder doesn't only include physical recovery, but mental recovery too. Changing the thoughts that ED can bring is usually harder than stopping eating disorder behaviors. Thoughts can be overwhelming, and it can be easy to dwell on them. They key is to learn how to either fight back, distract, or (perhaps the hardest thing) just be a human being in the moment of uncomfortable feelings. I want you to remember that you aren't broken or failing!! It's all part of the recovery journey. Keep going because it’s worth it 💜
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I love this quote from @marcird who was featured in the January issue of Today's Dietitian! Focusing on weight loss is not the way to reduce weight stigma. The problem with weight stigma is a societal problem, and not something that should be put on individuals to solve by treating their bodies as a never ending project. And really weight stigma effects all of us, not just those at higher weights. It's time to let go of fixing ourselves and concentrate on decreasing weight stigma within our society as a whole. Articles like this really help move our profession (and society) forward. We have a long way to go!!!
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Time is almost running out!!!! Sign up for @foodpeacedietitian PCOS course before enrollment closes!!! Also as a dietitian wanting to learn more about PCOS, Julie has taught me so much!!! I credit her for a lot of my nutrition knowledge and am so thankful 🤓. If you are a dietitian wanting to learn more about PCOS this course is for you!!! And continuing education credits are coming this spring, what better combo of learning and crossing off CEU’s!!! #Repost @foodpeacedietitian (@get_repost)
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The Step-By-Step Guide to PCOS + Food Peace course is an investment + not for everyone. Wonder if it is right for you? I want to help! Here's who I designed it for:
**The Recovery Warrior: 
If you experience PCOS + trying to recover from an eating disorder this course is for you. It is laid out to help you make steps toward health w/o triggering relapse. You have worked SO VERY HARD to recover + you can continue to do so wPCOS.
**The Chronic Dieter:
So you're at diet rock bottom, huh?! I totally get it. We know diets don't work because you have tried them a million times. This course will NOT be million + 1. This is a new path to reclaiming health + diets are not included.
**The Determined Newbie:
Did you just get word you have PCOS? Don't get sucked into Google's dark hole of confusing PCOS information. This course will help direct you to accurate research based info gathered over 20 yrs of working in nutrition + avoid the common rookie mistakes.
**The Wanna Be Mama:
Has your PCOS lead to infertility? I am so very sorry. This course will give you access to non-diet approaches to enhance your body image (because infertility will tear it apart!) + promote healthy ovulation.
**The Dedicated Diabetic:
Are you concerned you will never find a non-diet way to treat your PCOS because you have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?? I appreciate diabetes is a scary diagnosis + the course has you covered. You CAN make peace w food too + there's even a special BONUS designed just for you.
THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR those w/o PCOS or unsure if they have it. It is not for you if you are only looking to lose weight. This is not a quick fix rather a long term way to promote health. 
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