Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces

There are several reasons I'm happy to see this joint press release:

Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces To Urge Focus On Health And Lifestyle Rather Than Weight
  • I like seeing different eating disorder organizations collaborating - this is a trend I'd like to see continue.
  • It is important for the eating disorder world to take a stand against the growth of weight prejudice.
  • I'm weary because when I try to talk about eating disorders people want to talk about the unhealthiness of fat.
  • I love this phrase "focus on health and lifestyle rather than weight."
  • I hate that the above draws blank stares from people because they assume fat people behave unhealthily and thin people behave healthily.
  • Blogging is easier when other people say what you are thinking.


  1. Not every thin person eats healthily and not every overweight person eats unhealthily. But once you fall into the obese or morbidly obese categories, most likely something has gone wrong in your energy balance. And I don't think it's wrong for health professionals to focus on that.
    Most professionals are trying to get people to change by focusing on a healthy lifestyle, but the BMI is the objective evidence available to evaluate that process. It's not perfect, but it's an important tool.


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