Quick hit: This past week has been “Healthy Weight Week“, which I think is a good thing. But you may recall that I didn’t like the phrase “healthy weight” in the book Health at Every Size. So, why do I like “healthy weight” as a week but not in that book? The answer is that HWW is aimed at dieters who are sick of dieting, and are ready to try something new. They’re just starting out on a journey toward fat acceptance, and a somewhat weight-lossy phrase like “healthy weight” draws them in. But HAES (the book) has already declared right in the title that weight and health are independent variables. To me, anyone who is ready for a book named Health at Every Size has moved beyond “healthy weight” as a useful concept. Thoughts?