Individuals receiving services at Opal will find all the staff, programs offered, and general attitudes and approaches about weight to be individualized and non-weight biased, originating from the Health at Every Size research and philosophy. We value the way the body works and will encourage all clients to trust oneself and their body’s wisdom, regardless of one’s size or shape. In a culture where the pursuit of thinness can interfere with one’s quality of life, we will use a variety of assessment methods to ensure our recommendation for one’s recovery weight is appropriate and will encourage lasting recovery.
Check out these articles for more in-depth information on the science behind our weight philosophy: Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift + The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss. We also recommend viewing the short video below from the Association for Size Diversity on “Poodle Science”.