Health at Every Size
Health at Every Size (HAES) is an approach to whole -person health and wellbeing that takes your weight and body size out of the health equation. Because they don't belong there.
Your overall health status, it turns out, has precious little to do with your weight or "BMI."
Prescribing weight loss to "treat" any health condition is not only ineffective, it's harmful.
And you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect no matter what size your body is.
Reframing your health through the lens of HAES changes everything: how you eat, how you move, how you talk to your doctors, how you feel in your own skin, what you believe about wellness, who you believe you are.
It will also fly in the face of everything you've been taught about weight. But HAES is backed by a solid and growing body of research. Increasing numbers of health care providers are adopting this approach.
You will need help. You will need support. You will need tools. You will need community.