The body positive movement has so many elements to love about it. Not only is it making significant headway politically, but we are also seeing more and more research being conducted to look at weight stigma and other impacts on health beyond nutrition. More and more research is mounting against the dieting and weight manipulation paradigm and in support of pursuing health, not diets.
One of the questions I get most often about the concept of body positivity is the idea of how to embrace body positivity if you feel like that's not in the cards for you. People all too often reject the paradigm outright because body positivity can feel overwhelming or impossible.
This podcast episode explores one woman's journey toward self-acceptance. Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD-S is an eating disorder registered dietitian who lives in a disabled body. She talks about her struggles with accepting her body and it's limited ability to perform certain tasks. She talks about how her disability affects the work she does with clients trying to find body positivity and shares her own journey of how she's moved toward acceptance. Her story is a powerful look at resiliency and positivity.