According to the New York Times article, “Losing-It in the Anti-Dieting Age,” Weight Watchers has been losing money since our culture has been shifting away from weight loss diets and embracing words like “healthy,” “fit,” “clean eating,” and “strong.” This is amazing news!
But don’t get too excited just yet. In researching what is behind this shift in language preference, Weight Watchers found that most people are still seeking weight loss, they’re just calling it by another name. “Wellness.”
I observe this trend every day both at work with clients and in my social circle of family and friends. While it’s clear we’re moving in a good direction, where do we go from here? How do we take our body-positive talk and turn it into heartfelt action? I have a few ideas.
As mentioned in the podcast, here’s the link to the Harvard Public Health article, “Obesity: Can we stop the epidemic?” It’s a long, but worthy read.
Here’s the link to the New York Times article, “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age.”
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