Try At Home

Try At Home For 7 Days

Try multiple sizes and styles. Take 7 days after delivery to decide what you’d like to keep.

Pay Later

We’ll place a hold on your card for the full order amount for the duration of your trial. You’ll be charged for the items you decide to keep.

Easy Returns

Returns are easy & free. Returned items must be in new condition. Learn more.

Powered by TryNow
CLOSE

PODCAST - Thin Privilege, Fat Oppression, and PCOS with Kimmie Singh

Kimmie Singh on the Redefining Health & Wellness Podcast with Shohreh Davoodi, Changemakers Series sponsored by Superfit Hero

[This episode is part of the Health and Wellness Changemakers Series, our collaboration with Shohreh Davoodi's Redefining Health and Wellness Podcast. This post is cross-posted from Shohreh's website.] 

Kimmie Singh on the Redefining Health & Wellness Podcast with Shohreh Davoodi, Changemakers Series sponsored by Superfit Hero

PODCAST CLUB - Join our private Facebook group to discuss this episode on Tuesday, March 17. 

The first time I heard the phrase “thin privilege,” I had a visceral negative reaction to the idea that my body type offered me any sort of advantage. And that’s because I had received messages my whole life that thin bodies were “earned” and that anyone could have one if they just worked hard enough. What I didn’t realize at the time is that those messages were steeped in weight stigma.

Now I know better, but I understand if your instinct is to get defensive about this topic. If you’re feeling on edge, I recommend taking some deep breaths and then wading into the discomfort of this episode anyways. What registered dietitian Kimmie Singh has to say about thin privilege and fat oppression might surprise you.

Kimmie talked to me about her experiences as a fat dietitian of color and pointed to some areas where practitioners with privilege can better support more marginalized practitioners in the Health At Every Size® and anti-diet space. We also talked about PCOS, which Kimmie has personal and professional experience with, and why weight loss and restrictive diets aren’t the answer to managing it.

Discussed in this episode:

  • How Kimmie got into dietetics and the Health At Every Size® movement.
  • Kimmie’s experiences with anti-fat bias in her dietetics training, including on the very first day of the first nutrition class she ever took.
  • How she was ultimately able to work with some professors in her program to get changes made, including the addition of a Health At Every Size® internship rotation at her alma mater.
  • What it’s been like for Kimmie working in the intuitive eating and HAES® world as a fat dietitian of color.
  • What thin privilege is, and the fact that it exists because fat oppression exists.
  • How Kimmie recommends HAES® professionals and people in general with thin privilege can do a better job of making sure that there’s room for marginalized voices.
  • The importance of being honest about it when you don’t know something or haven’t lived something.
  • The need for professionals to opt into supervision/consulting since no matter how nice and friendly we are, we may still be causing harm.
  • How the anti-diet movement feels different for people of color than it does for white people.
  • What Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS) is and how it’s diagnosed.
  • Kimmie’s personal experiences with PCOS.
  • Why weight loss isn’t the answer to PCOS management.
  • How to manage your PCOS through intuitive eating without restricting your food intake.
  • How Kimmie defines health and wellness for herself at this moment in her life, including feeling empowered and not trying to be perfect.

Mentioned in this Episode:

This Episode is Part of the Health and Wellness Changemakers Series

Sponsored by Superfit Hero

If you enjoyed the Superfit Hero Wellness Tip of the Week with Abbey Griffith from Clarity Fitness, be sure to check out the dozens of amazing coaches and trainers in Superfit Hero’s Body Positive Fitness Finder.

Subscribe & Review in Apple Podcasts

Subscribing to the podcast is the best way to make sure you never miss an episode. Click HERE to subscribe in Apple Podcasts.

Additionally, if you’ve been enjoying the podcast, leaving a review helps make sure that other people who could benefit from this content can actually find it. Click HERE, scroll down to “Ratings and Reviews”, and click where it says “Write A Review” to tell me about your favorite part of the podcast. 

Featured on this Episode:
Kimmie Singh on the Redefining Health & Wellness Podcast with Shohreh Davoodi, Changemakers Series sponsored by Superfit Hero

Kimmie Singh is a fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size® private practice that supports clients with eating disorders and disordered eating to heal their relationships with food and body. Kimmie specializes in providing support for PCOS management and presents and consults on weight stigma in healthcare and dietetics training. You can find Kimmie on her website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Episode:

Support the Podcast!

Each episode of the Redefining Health & Wellness podcast is lovingly brought into the world through an investment of time, money, and energy. If you appreciate the podcast and what you are learning from it, consider leaving a tip through Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app. Every dollar supports my livelihood and the creation of this important content.

Paypal: paypal.me/shohrehdavoodicoach

Venmo: @shohrehdavoodi

Cash App: cash.app/$ShohrehDavoodi






Also in Superfit Hero Blog

Drew EarthFit size Large Superfit Hero Fit Guide
Meet Drew Glucksman - EarthFit Guide (Large)

Drew Glucksman is a transmasculine queer athlete and they hope to be the visibility for trans individuals that they wish they'd had. Drew is an EarthFit, size Large.

View full article →

Superfit Hero Video Review, Shawna Farmer, size 6XL, GalaxyFit
Meet Shawna Farmer - GalaxyFit Guide (6XL)

Shawna Farmer is a plus size designer who makes fun and unique clothing for people of all shapes and sizes at Chubby Cartwheels. Shawna is a GalaxyFit, size 6XL.

View full article →

Brittany reviews Superfit Hero SUPERHOLD Set, extended plus size, 7XL
Meet Brittany Bloomfield - InfiniFit Guide (7XL)

Brittany Bloomfield is a fat activist, model, and Black femme. She's here to raise awareness about super size inclusivity and normalize fat people! Brittany is an InfiniFit, size 7XL.

View full article →