My Complicated Relationship with Paleo

Lest I be accused of austerity: pate with a golden layer of bacon fat.

Almost a year ago I experimented with eating Paleo for the first time. For the unfamiliar, Paleo is a style of eating where you avoid all processed foods, with the idea that you’re eating a pre-agricultural diet that is better suited to the human body. The Paleo diet (I don’t consider it a diet in […]

Let’s Talk About Snacks, Baby!


Rashaun always posts on Facebook about Graze, this snack box subscription she has where they send her a snack box, every week, for $5 a box, which sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Of course, Graze is like the Studio 54 of snack boxes and you need an invite code to enroll, and Rashaun is […]

Still Feminist, Size Positive, and “Actually” Fat

in jesus name, lettuce spray.

This is a comment I received on Facebook regarding my most recent blog post here at  I wasn’t surprised to receive a comment like this, just disheartened, because I thought I’d made it clear in my article that my ideals were intact even though I did something that is, from the outside looking in, […]

Work It! Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Golda Poretsky

Golda Poretsky Body Love Wellness

Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. As a fat Public Health student, I am proud to feature intuitive eating and body image coach Golda Poretsky, HHC […]

Going gluten-free: the straight dope from a nutritionist


Gluten-free hype is all over the news. Olympic athletes are quitting gluten to improve their performance. Every day another celebrity is publishing a new book about how quitting gluten changed their life. It’s like there’s a conspiracy against wheat. A lot of people ask me, “What going on?” Here are the top five questions I […]

INTERVENTION!!!! Agave syrup is NOT a “healthy” alternative to sugar!


You may have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few weeks. (OK, months.) I moved to Bloomington, Indiana (Alfred Kinsey did his research here, don’t hate) to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree. It was a long, convoluted road that brought me here, but at the end of the day I’m pretty […]

Battle of the Beastie Yeasties Part 2: Getting Hardcore about Candida!


This article is a response to Sarah’s recent article “Battle of the Beastie Yeasties,” in which she requests how others manage vaginal yeast overgrowth. I’m a certified nutrition consultant, and I specialize in yeast and bacterial overgrowth. I got into this profession in response to my own battle with the nasty buggers and I’ve experimented with nearly […]

Health at Every Size and the Important Difference Between Thin and Healthy

Shame is not an effective public health strategy.

I started out intending to write an article about Fathleticism (a term I coined to  describe my love of exercise as a fat person), but I got side tracked by writing about Health At Every Size, and the importance of healthy lifestyle for all people . So think of this as an introductory piece for the […]

My Favorite Lie: The Diet Starts Monday


Every weekend I tell myself the same old tired lie, “The diet starts Monday.” And with all that healthy eating just around the bend, why not indulge? I just need a couple more days with high-calorie, high-fat food. You know, for closure. The diet does indeed start every Monday and is out the window by […]

Dear Ms. Behaved : Jonna Answers It For You

Don't let this be you.

Dear Ms Behaved, I am writing to you out of concern for my younger sister. She is still in high school and has always been a bigger girl. Recently I came home for a visit from college and was shocked by how much weight she has put on. She is now bordering on obesity. I […]

Brittany Bitchsmith’s SOS


I just ate a bunch of crap today. Strangely I don’t feel that bad about it. But I know some people who would… The Radical Religious Eating Experts! Otherwise known as the RREE, these well-read, well-meaning, and otherwise reasonable people, think that they personally know the best way to eat–which translates into EXACTLY how they […]


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