The topics of diet and weight loss are tough for food-lovers; if you just eat good food you shouldn't ever feel like your weight is a problem, right? Wrong, for many of us. Talk of weight and food is also fraught with a hundred things we try to banish here at The Kitchn: a misplaced sense of guilt, fear of eating the wrong thing, comparisons with other people, dubious science and awkward diets.
And yet food and body are inextricably linked. Is there a way to talk about them together in a healthy, thoughtful way? We think so, and we're presenting a monthlong column exploring one food-lover and food writer's journey towards finding her own personal balance. Meet Joy Manning — she'll be joining us this month with her own stories, practical tips, recipes, and perspective on the real-life struggle between loving food and loving your body.