Posts Tagged ‘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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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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Who Shapes Your Shape?

Fat Talk and How It Shapes Your Body Image I’m mulling over some conversations I’ve had this week about weight, and am aware that they’re really conversations about body image but that the women I was speaking with do not think they have any body image issues, it’s just normal and easy to talk about…

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Five Ways To Improve Negative Body Image

Negative body image can ruin your life

Five Ways To Improve Negative Body Image Negative body image is at epidemic levels. Hundreds of millions of girls and woman across the planet are struggling with the pain and limitation of negative body image every day, and it is a major contributor to the deadly epidemic of eating disorders. When a girl suffering from…

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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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Help! Improving My Body Image Is Just Another Thing To DO!

A helping hand to improve your body image

Improving my body image is just anohter thing to do, Sue wrote. It seems overwhelming and another diet seems like an easy solution, she wrote…

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Media Reporting Body Image

I’ve had an interesting week or so reading various body image related stories in various media and a few have really stuck in my mind where they’re stewing. Could be of course that I see things through a body image related lens, but I figure it’s better than a body hating lens 🙂 Though in…

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Setpoint Struggles, Weight Angst, and Disappointment

Since I wrote a few days ago about my interest in taking a new look at the old setpoint theory in relation to my own body image journey, I’ve had a few conversations going on in the background. One person wrote to give me some facts on weight loss over the long term in case…

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Be Thin, Then Love Your Body

I’ve written about this before, but I still need to get it out of my system, it seems! 🙂 And ‘it’ is the idea that before we can love ourselves, and our bodies, we first have to be ‘thin’, whatever that means. Automatically, most people will say, “Well that means you have to be a…

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Comebacks for the Body Snarks

Our culture is so critical of anyone whose weight is above ‘average’, or below for that matter, and especially of women, that telling a woman she is fat is one of the worst, most insulting things you can ever say to a woman. Years ago when I was doing work experience at the Qld Eating…

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