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I am Julie Duffy Dillon, Registered Dietitian and Food Behavior Expert. I hand-picked these finds hoping to engineer a way for you to connect to food with peace, pleasure and health.

Yes, that is possible!

Do you listen to podcasts? You want to know a big secret? I am launching the Love, Food Podcast January 25th! I can't stop smiling as I am putting together the final touches to this project. I first thought of podcasting in 2006, then it was placed on the back burner as my family grew. This past summer I started putting together my ideas and over the last 6 months I have been selecting perfect content for you. The goal of this radio show: help you experience peace with food, movement, and your body. 

Wonder what podcasts are? Here's info I prepared to explain just for you.

National Dieting Month (aka January) is in full predictable swing. I have a fresh blog post below with thoughts about Oprah Winfrey's newest Weight Watchers commercial. Be sure to check out Green Mountain Fox Run's Declaration of Independence from Dieting at the end of this newsletter. Reading and signing it may just be what you need to get through January without jumping on the diet bandwagon. If you feel the urge to diet, remember: If diets work, why do we go on them every year?

Thank you for your support as we start this new year. 2016 will be amazing and so glad we are connected to make it great!



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Oprah got me. She seduced me. Her words, the rhythm, the soothing tones.

I felt the surge of empowerment and everlasting change.

But just as I was being swept up by her promises, I woke up out of my reverie.  Before I knew it, I was throwing my remote across the room, *thankfully* just missing the TV.

I rewound the Oprah Weight Watcher commercial and listened to her words and now I am pissed. You should be too. She is selling us a fantasy.

Each weight loss quest gives us hope. We feel ⎯ this time for sure.  As we make our rigid food lists of "eat this not that", our minds may feel clearer. Safer. The start of a diet engages our minds in a seductive fantasy of a new day involving happiness, acceptance, and peace.


Oprah speaks about fellow fat women as the target for her campaign because, paraphrasing here: fat women cannot be enough and true to themselves until there is less of them. I disagree: you are enough today, just as you are and at your current weight.

Here's a dose of reality.

And, the rest of the post.

The Love, Food podcast series will be here January 25th. Your ears are in for a treat!

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Declaration of Independence from Dieting

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one woman  to dissolve the emotional bands which have connected her with one diet attempt after another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, a separation from dieting to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, with respect to her body, mind, and soul that she should declare the causes which impel her and other like-minded women to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all women are unique, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.That to secure these rights, women have previously attempted diets with hopes of yielding such results. However, whenever any Form of dieting becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new way of feeding one’s self, laying its foundation on such principles as mindful eating, permission, flexibility, intuition, and the wisdom of the body and choosing foods in a way that to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.

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