The Healthy Eating Plan I Accidentally Adopted

The best part? I was already following a lot of it, and you probably are too

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I hate diets and everything they imply

Like many girls and young women, I grew up absorbing a powerful and poisonous message: my value was in inverse proportion to my weight and my dress size. The smaller I…



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Jan M Flynn

Writer & educator. The Startup, Writing Cooperative, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, more. Award-winning short fiction. Visit me at