HAES, Health At Every Size

I thought I Supported HAES. I was wrong.

You may have heard of the Health At Every Size, or the HAES, movement. Considering myself a person against weight stigma who fights daily for people of all sizes to treat themselves and others with respect, I thought we’d get along. I joined a HAES group on Facebook, because hey, aren’t we in this together?


Yoni Freedhoff has tackled these falsehoods elegantly and logically in his article Why HAES May Never Go Mainstream. James Fell also ran into a deep well of illogic when trying to clarify the views of HAES proponents in his piece The Problem With Health at Every Size.

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