About Glenys

profile picMy name is Glenys and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I don’t believe in dieting because I’m a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian. Like many HAES® RDs, I dare to say we should enjoy eating. I dare to say we need not be so vigilant about our diets and that we should forget about focusing on weight loss. I dare to say that our relationship to food is more important than the individual foods we choose.

I have years of experience with dieting and weight loss. I was the poster child for weight loss made good. People congratulated me on my weight loss and for 17 years that weight loss was a defining part of my identity. What people didn’t know was that my inner life was a mess. I constantly dreaded gaining weight. I simultaneously feared foods and lusted after them. At the height of my dieting behavior, I thought about food 24 hours a day, and not in a fun way. And no matter what, there was never enough weight loss, enough body transformation, to satisfy me. To say I had a case of disordered eating is to put it mildly. Then one day I discovered Health at Every Size® which transformed the way I thought about weight, diet and body image andyellow skirt I’ve never looked back. I gave up dieting and with it, self-loathing and food fear.

If this sounds a lot like your story, then this blog is for you. I will talk about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size®, body image and self-acceptance. Now and again, I’ll talk about nutrition. What I will NEVER endorse on this blog: weight loss and dieting.

When we give up dieting, we fan the flames of a revolution and help create a world where food is our friend. A world where we dare to not diet.

 

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7 thoughts on “About Glenys

  1. transcribingmemory April 24, 2016 / 7:34 am

    I’m so excited about what you are saying here and I think it will be really healthy for me to keep reading! Thank you.

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    • GlenysO April 24, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      So glad you like it! If you are new to this way of thinking, be sure to check out my “Blogs I love” page for like-minded folks!

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  2. Wendy Weir April 24, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Sounds like your blog is definitely for me! My relationship with food hasn’t always been healthy, and there is much to be said about knowing you’re not alone in finding a balance. Looking forward to reading more.

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  3. Daal April 27, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    What a great message from a professional! Have found that health, including weight, is an ongoing project that I continually learn about.

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  4. foodworksblog March 24, 2017 / 7:03 am

    One of the best articles on nutrition I have ever read. Thanks so much for finally putting food and “diets” in the proper perspective. Some of us live all our lives in fear of food and find ourselves in a constant state of semi-starvation. Long lived and healthy cultures enjoy food. What a strong message.

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