I remember when I first heard about the philosophy of health at every size. As a graduate student in exercise physiology and a dietetic intern I was first very skeptical of the philosophy that a person could be healthy at any size. Coming to believe in the Health at every Size (HAES) philosophy was an evolution for me. I was familiar with the literature of how obesity impacted health parameters including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer (to name a few). I understood as a person lost weight their risk for the disease went down. However, what I did not fully understand at that time and what many people, including medical professionals, still do not understand is that health and weight are not synonymous.