Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#WATRD loves you @Meghan_Trainor

The #RealDeal body image blog would like to applaud the fabulous Meghan Trainor for her rockstarness. This is what being “unapologetically yourself” is all about!   Real Deal Editor, Robyn Hussa Farrell Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

Positive Self-Talk with a Twist

Who doesn’t know that it’s better to speak positively than negatively to yourself as a foundation for transformation? Hopefully all of you. Now here’s a new twist: when speaking to yourself, replacing the “I” word with “you” or your own name. Studying “the pronouns people use when they talk to themselves silently, inside their minds,” […]

Body Image Myths and the Last Accepted Prejudice

A lot of us spend a lot of time consuming media from all directions. Print, online, video, audio. We are bombarded with messages about how we are supposed to look. For women, the pressure to achieve the ideal female body image is powerful. All-around we are shown images of hyper-slim, either tall or petite, large […]

Improving Body Dissatisfaction

Our view of our bodies is not fixed as you might think. The way people think about their overweight bodies may be due to the size and weight of people around them. Or so says a new-1.3 million person study from the University of California-Boulder. According to a Journal of Health and Social Behavior study […]

The Body Image Revolution

Something revolutionary happened this week. A woman posted a photograph of herself in her underwear on the Internet. Although there are thousands of pictures of women in their underwear on-line (and in magazines, catalogs, television, billboards, etc…), this picture was different. It was different because this woman is fat. Stella Boonshoft is an 18 year-old […]

How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever?

I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was alone. Carla* sauntered up with Kerri*, who had the same birthday as me. I was wearing my brand new […]

Finally … The Answer to The Obesity Crisis

After years, decades … there is finally an answer. Yes.  THE answer. An answer to the most talked-about, feared, revered (?) epidemic that has hit our communities, our kids, our schools, our culture in decades. What is this answer?  Well, before we can get to the answer, let’s further investigate the question. Wait.  … What was the question, […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

Sign the Declaration of Independence from Dieting!

It’s July 4th in the U.S.  A day when we celebrate the country’s independence from external rule.  What better time to declare your independence from dieting?  Dieting is another form of external rule that causes all sorts of problems, many of them very serious.  Here’s a “short” list of just 40 Reasons to Stop Dieting […]

High School Reunion: Friend or Foe?

About a year ago, I was approached by my high school class president about heading up a committee for our class reunion (okay, I actually brought the subject up to him, so technically I volunteered…WHY do I bring these things on myself?!).  Fast-forward 6 months, and things were shaping up well, including my creating a […]

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