Health at Every Size (HAES)

The Health At Every Size Movement Has 5 Basic Tenets:

  1. Health Enhancement – attention to emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, without focus on weight loss or achieving a specific “ideal weight”
  2. Size and self-acceptance – respect and appreciation for the wonderful diversity of body shapes and sizes (including one’s own!), rather than the pursuit of an idealized weight or shape
  3. The pleasure of eating well – eating based on internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite, and individual nutritional needs rather than on external food plans or diets
  4. The joy of movement – encouraging all physical activities or the associated pleasure and health benefits, rather than following a specific routine of regimented exercise for the primary purpose of weight loss
  5. An end to weight bias – recognition that body shape, size and/or weight are not evidence of any particular way of eating, level of physical activity, personality, psychological issue or moral character; confirmation that there is beauty and worth in EVERY body

(from A Weigh Out)

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