Thursday, July 31, 2014

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 […]

Body Mass Ineptitude

May 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Fat Talk, Featured, HAES

A number of states have already implemented body mass index, or BMI, testing in schools. When Michelle Obama launched her “Let’s Move!” campaign, she proudly noted that they were partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to work on BMI testing. Use of the BMI has become so commonplace that I don’t think most people […]

Theories Detached: The Perpetual Outsider Within [pow]

January 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

“We write about and teach about race, gender, and sexuality. We write about class. However much of our writing is a description and analysis of issues. We write more about theory than we do about practice. It is has simply been easier to do theory than to put into real-life practice what we declare as […]

Overcoming Fear of Fat

I recently read a great post on the importance of fat in our meals.  Fat is a critical nutrient that is vital to our health. But my first thought when I read the title was that the post was about fear of fat on our bodies.  Because that’s what drove the fear of fat in […]

Media Literacy, African American Women and HAES

Greetings and Salutations, My name is Dr. Angela Prater-Mensah and my PhD is in Communication Studies with a focus on Media. I was invited to join We Are the Real Deal Blog after speaking at BEDA’s National Binge eating conference. My educational background, life path and struggle with body image and disordered eating will inform […]

If I Don’t Like Me, Can I Take Care of Me?

Originally posted October, 2009 when Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS first joined the WeAreTheRealDeal site. Marsha has taught hundreds of women how to live the HAES (Health At Any Size) lifestyle through her decades of work at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat where she serves as owner and director. Read Marsha’s blog at […]

True Beauty Podcast — Truth about FAT

Graciously re-posted from Judy Ciacci and Anne-Sophie Reinhardt created these cool episodes on the True Beauty Podcast. In this episode of the True Beauty Podcast, Judy and Anne-Sophie share the truth about the word fat with you. The go into the real meaning of it and what we imply when we say it to ourselves or to […]

CALL TO ACTION! DISNEY CORP!

February 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Activism, Media Literacy

CALL TO ACTION Join NORMAL BEDA and ANAD to inform the Disney Corporation that it is NOT okay to promote weight stigmatization through its harmful “Habit Heros”campaign Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

Breathe to Relieve Stress!

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Mindfulness, Yoga

You’d never think it, but breathing exercises are great (and easy) ways to manage stress, stay balanced and find more joy in life.  Here are a few fun facts that might help you take a moment to breathe even deeper next time …  (Excerpts borrowed from my Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga blog and Healthy Selfitude) Benefits […]

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