Health At Every Size (HAES)
HAES is a paradigm that says you don’t have to change your weight or size in order to improve your health. It isn’t a health promotion model that we hear much about, but it’s an approach that has been shown to have tremendous psychological and physiological benefits – without the pitfalls associated with traditional weight-focused interventions.
Click here to read about a study that compared HAES with a weight-centered progam.
Jon Robison, PhD, is a health educator and HAES specialist who has written somegreat articles about this new paradigm.
Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, is a nutritionist who has been at the forefront of HAES since the beginning. Her website is a wonderful resource for people interested in research resources and the daily practice of HAES.
Ellyn Satter, RD, specializes in promoting eating competence in children and adults, and helping adults to recover from experiences with dieting.
InteliHealth's Interactive Web Site on Weight Management
Run by Harvard Medical School, this web site offers sound advice on achieving a healthy weight, encourages fitness over rapid weight loss, and gives many links to other sites. You can calculate body mass index, read handy tips and current research articles on healthy weight management, and sign on for free newsletters.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Daily Tips and Feature Topics often have articles of interest. By sending an email you can ask questions directly of registered dietitians in your area. Nutrition Network is a national referral service for registered dietitians in their areas nutrition. Award winning web site.
This site looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. One of their slogans: "Remember, your body hears everything you think." Other topics on the web site: Size Acceptance; What do you say when everyone around you is dieting? 200 Ways to Love the Body You Have; Dieting Detox; Evaluating Weight Loss Programs: What are the Red Flags? Free subscription to email newsletter "Body Positive Pages."
The nutrition section of WebMD includes a food and nutrition newsletter, a diet and fitness organizer and healthy recipes.
As a project of Loveyourbody.org, the mission of this site is to promote healthy body image and self-image for people of all cultures and sizes.