Alicia Melgoza

Alicia Melgoza


Alicia Melgoza, MSW, MA, founder of Taking Healthy Back™, is a rebel with a cause to redefine healthy and put the ‘life’ back into healthy lifestyle. She educates and empowers people to critically examine and challenge the mainstream definition of healthy that objectifies our bodies and damages our physical and mental health. Follow her on Instagram @TakingHealthyBack.

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No — It’s A Diet, Not A Lifestyle

So, back in the diet season frenzy of December 2007/January 2008, Weight Watchers came out with a new campaign that bashed diets. (Seriously, you've got to check it out. It'll blow your mind.) They called diet a four letter word and said that diets don’t work, are mean, and “take away the things we love."