ABCs of Body Image

The Negative Body Image Hole – Gratitude Helps

Improving Negative Body Image Last month I posted about the reason I’ve been away from this site for most of the year and neglecting my self-declared mission to help the world improve negative body image. I intended to get back in the saddle but, I guess not unexpectedly, I hit a bump in the road…

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How To Spot Body Bias

I guess this could even be Part 2 of Stopping Fat Talk, because it’s important to train yourself to tune in to all the insidious ways we are subjected to the ‘thin means healthy’ lie mantra by media, health professionals, and friends and family. So this series of articles can help you question the ‘truth’…

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Loving Your Body Makes You Fatter?

It was very disappointing, distressing even, that maybe the most ‘famous’ body image advocate, Jess Weiner, recently spoke about how ‘loving her body made her ill’. Other than mentioning it I am not going to address it really, others have spoken at length about it. But what’s changed my mind is a couple of conversations…

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Going Grey Gracefully: A Modern Women’s Dilemma

Every day when I look in the mirror I have a little conversation with myself, and since it’s something I don’t really have an answer for, I end up putting off the decision I need to make until tomorrow: it’s about going grey gracefully. My good friend Miriam, like me, has very dark hair. She’s…

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Time to end fat talk every day and change your life!

Fat talk has hit the headlines three times already this week, and it’s only Wednesday! It’s time to end fat talk, starting here. Fat Talk Round One First up, research from the UK ‘proved’ what a bitchy lot we women are, judging one another based on weight within 20 seconds of meeting! If that isn’t…

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A Personal View of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty – A Personal View Did you know that 20% of women have elongated labia and that many of them consider labiaplasty as a solution? I wasn’t aware of it until a few months back when I was gobsmacked at a story on Hungry Beast about the growth in this type of cosmetic surgery –…

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What I Did on International No Diet Day

What I Did on International No Diet Day I started INDD by writing a post about the day, and then went to the dentist, I’d chipped a filling. Then I hit the supermarket, and planned my International No Diet Day treat – strawberries in chocolate sauce made with Cadbury’s and organic cream. I also bought…

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Body Fat Is Bad?

How much body fat is too much? Is all body fat bad? What’s the diference between good body fat and bad body fat?

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If Barbie Were Real…

negative body image barbie - is she really responsible

Galia and Her Life-Sized Barbie I’ve written before about based on University research, but here’s something I wish I’d done instead, or also. But since someone else has done it, I can help spread the word and get more people thinking…. Barbie isn’t Real. But Ken Is? In 1996 researchers at the University of South…

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Step In, Step Up, or Step Away?

Phew – this is such a loaded question on such a loaded topic. Because its seems like we’re all encouraged to have an opinion on other people’s weight and size. Most people though are way too ‘polite’  to tell people to their face what that opinion is. And, way too polite to call anyone on…

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