Read it and weep: On breaking up with diets

Nina Potischman PO ’21 reflects on her relationship with food, the wellness industry and the effect Christy Harrison’s book “Anti-Diet” had on her life.

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What your mama didn’t tell you: A body positivity discussion for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Gloria Lucas, activist and Nalgona Positivity Pride founder, hosted “Eating Disorders and Body Love: The Things Mama Didn’t Tell You.”

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OPINION: Numbers are a somewhat effective measurement of health and shouldn’t be ignored in service of a minority

CW: Mentions of eating disorders On Nov. 8, TSL published an opinion article titled “Diet culture hurts students, silences those in recovery.” While I agree with some of the writers’ claims, such as Los Angeles being a “notoriously image-focused place” where weight loss and physical appearance are marketed as dominant

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OPINION: Promoting body positivity to prevent drunkorexic behaviors

CW: Mentions of eating disorders In a limited online survey of 39 students conducted at the 5Cs, we posed the question “What makes you healthy?” The results showed that most students believe regular exercising, a normal sleep schedule, socializing, and eating nutritious foods — living a “balanced” lifestyle — make

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OPINION: Diet culture hurts students, silences those in recovery

CW: Mentions of eating disorders On Oct. 16, students from Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Claremont McKenna College received an email from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Recreation promoting their “Health and Wellness Fair,” which specifically (and almost exclusively) highlighted and promoted the fair’s body composition testing. This email became the center of

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OPINION: Hungry for change: How dining hall labels fail students

A glimpse of hell: Malott dining hall, 12:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Neither quiz nor test nor final exam can match the stress of pushing through the ravenous lunch mob in pursuit of a Beyond Burger — and the defeat of not finding one there. Barely 5-feet-2-inches and often on

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