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Stepping out of My Comfort Zone

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Exercise, Fitness

This guest post is from Love 2 Eat in PA Good or bad, I’m not someone that frequently steps out of my comfort zone.  I am someone who lives a pretty structured life. I have my routines of workouts, eating, what my days are like, etc., and that gives me comfort. I have read some […]

The Psychology of Food Cravings

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods? For me, its strawberry pop-tarts — hands down. How about you? Although food cravings are a common experience, researchers have only recently begun studying how food cravings emerge. Psychological scientists Eva Kemps and Marika Tiggemann of Flinders University, Australia, review the latest research on food […]

The Lane Bryant Skeleton Commercial Is A Fraud

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

UPDATE: 5/27/10 It has been confirmed this video is a fraud, created as a viral video using Lane Bryant as their subject. The creators duped us, Huffington Post, Jezebel, and Media Post….a rarity. We regret the error. I don’t like to use the phrase OMG, but I don’t know what else to say about this, […]

Lady Gaga Eating Disorder?

May 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

When Lady Gaga was recently asked by the magazine if there’s anything special she does to maintain her figure, other than dancing a lot and possibly hitting the gym as well every once in a while,  Gaga’s answer was as blunt as it is potentially upsetting for the fans who look up to her. “It’s […]

How did a diet go from losing weight to losing hope?

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Activism

I figure many of us relate to this ad from the National Eating Disorder Assocation (NEDA). When I saw it, it struck such an emotional chord with me because the statement is so sadly true.  Below, I posted two others the check out, great campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders! WATRD  

Are our brains hardwired to hate our bodies?

May 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image, Self Esteem

Do you have a positive body image? Do you place your external traits above your external traits? (Yes, yes! Well…yeah, I think so?) Hold on sister, check this out; A new study published  in the journal Personality and Individual Differences shows that woman’s brains are showing “eating disordered” traits regardless of how they “think” they […]

Fashion freaks say plus size is not physically healthy or flattering

May 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

The fashion freaks are dissing plus-sized women again,  so I had to share. “It’s not such a good thing to show plus-size because it’s not really physically healthy and not always flattering to fashion,” according to Fashion blogger Garance Dore. That’s news to me lady. Quotes like this simply promote eating disorders. Think I am […]

Introducing Nathaniel Martin

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

Our very own contributor Candice (aka Bookish Penguin) gave birth to her first child Nathaniel Martin. He was born on May 10,  2010 at 9:51am, weighing 8 pounds, 21 inches, and healthy as can be. — Here is Candice in her own words from her blog; Mommy is: crazy happy, incredibly tired (how do you […]

Fat Kid Forever

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

I am a fat kid.  Granted, I’m not a kid anymore, but I am fat, and that fat kid will always be with me. Growing up, I was fat and got made fun of.  Top it off with bad hair, crooked teeth and a “weird” personality, I was a bully’s dream come true.  And as […]

Hey Fatty, there’s a weight limit on leggings & skinny jeans.

May 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

There’s this super cool, Aussie chick named Natalie. She describes herself as follows; “I am a fancy lady: a bombastic beehive of peroxide, sass and anxiety. A creative bon vivant who proudly calls Brisbane home, I draw, design and advocate for fat acceptance. I think we should be friends.” So, there’s Natalie, just strumming along, […]

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