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Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

This course was recorded in September 2023


This online course is for all healthcare providers who wish to offer their patients the best possible advice on weight-loss to help them embrace health beyond weight.

Why are so many people obsessed with weight loss? 
Is it because of health? Looks? Acceptance? Self-esteem? Sense of social status?

A disheartening sad statistic is that up to 90% of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
Annually, billions of $$$, time and negative energy are needlessly spent by millions of people around the world on weight-loss methods, and people become slaves to this obsession.

In this interactive presentation, Bahram Jam will discuss why ‘Fat’ is just another 3 letter word! He will defend the use of the word by referencing those who suggest the intentional use of the word 'fat' in order to reclaim the word, take back its power and eliminate the negativity that society has placed on it.

We will also question the clinical use of the weight scale and the BMI, as they could potentially harm more people than be of benefit.
There will be a lively discussion on the sickening history of dieting and why trying to lose weight is a losing game.

What's included

This free online course includes a 45-minute presentation by Bahram Jam, along with several question-and-answer periods. This free course is the first 1/3 of Bahram's full online course on the same topic: Dismantling Body Shaming and the Weight-Loss Culture.

Please note: This free course does not include a certificate of completion or downloadable slides. If you are interested in further exploring this topic you are invited to join Bahram's full-length paid course, which you can find here.

The instructors
Bahram Jam (he/him)

Bahram is a physiotherapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He's taught 1000+ continuing education courses to healthcare professionals across Canada & internationally.

He has instructed over one thousand post-graduate orthopaedic and pain science courses and has been a guest presenter at several physiotherapy and medical conferences across Canada and internationally.

His primary clinical approach is to identify relevant functional impairments and determine the best self-management strategy to maximize patient independence.

Course Material included in this course
  • Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting
  • Welcome!
  • Discussion 1 - Introduction & My Confession
  • Discussion 2 - 'Fat' is Just Another 3 Letter Word!
  • Discussion 3 - Questioning the Weight Scale and the BMI
  • Discussion 4 - The Sickening History of Dieting
  • Discussion 5 - The Top 10 Reasons to STOP Calorie Counting
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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