Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Chocolate. Vanilla. Choose.

Have you done that exercise where someone holds out their curled-up hands in front of you and tells you that in one hand they have a vanilla sweet and in the other hand a chocolate sweet. “Choose”, they say.

And you choose chocolate.

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Ultimate Weight Loss Recovery Story

Ms B was about two years old when she claimed my daughter at the RSPCA one lucky day. B was a tiny black shaven very very thin little creature estimated to be about two years old.

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Perfect Cupcakes and Disordered Eating

Imagine this: you’re out with a dear friend you’ve not seen for a while, catching up over a meal. During the meal the friend makes several comments about how they’re being ‘bad’ because of their food choice, they really need to lose a few from their [body part], they really shouldn’t be eating this but…

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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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The Four Hour Body Triggered Something Ugly

I’m reading Tim Ferris’ monster opus, The Four Hour Body and noticed something really interesting and disturbing in myself! So interesting and disturbing that I had to stop reading and do some emotional clearing before I could continue. I’m only about 60 pages in so far, of a nearly 600 pager. Some background: Tim Ferris…

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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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Is Negative Body Image Normal?

Is Negative Body Image Normal? What is something that almost every woman deals with every day, and almost every man is completely puzzled by: it’s negative body image. And it’s become so “normal” now, that we barely recognise it’s a problem. I’d like to propose that negative body image is ‘usual’ but it’s not normal.…

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Fat Stigma and Social Justice with Dr Samantha Thomas

Fat Stigma and Social Justice with Dr Samantha Thomas Have you heard of fat stigma? If you’ve ever felt criticised or misunderstood, put down, ignored, ashamed or diminished because of your body size, that’s “fat stigma”. You’re not alone in feeling it either. I know it often feels like you are alone because the continual…

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Weight and Negative Body Image Conflicts

I had an interesting week in clinic, with popups of some of those negative body image pattern moments that make me go hmmmmm….. First of all, a colleague who clearly knows the focus of my work and that I’m pro undieting, said to me: “Hey you look great, you look like you’ve lost weight!” Immediately…

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