Maybe it's a tired story. We are well aware that poor body image is an epidemic reinforced by social media, ratings and rankings, and cultural images of unnatural beauty standards. But we don't do much to teach kids how to handle the onslaught
The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.
People who are made to feel embarrassed about their guilty pleasures are less likely to make future healthy choices, according to a 2015 study in the journal Appetite. Instead, fight back with this field guide to the biggest Judgy Jennies out there and how to hang on to your dignity and your more-evolved-than-theirs approach to healthy eating.
There's a reason that the majority of diets fail: They focus on the wrong thing. If you struggle with food, focusing more on the food isn't the so...
I didn't say a word to anyone about it, not even my husband, because I was embarrassed. Because I felt ashamed. In those short few seconds they saw me, they didn't really see me. They chose to see just one thing. My weight. Not me. They only saw my weight.
I love articles that give five steps to achieve one benefit. But what if we turned that on its head? Wouldn't it be fun to have ONE step to receive five benefits?
I went for a little retail therapy recently to clear my head and hopefully find some clearance deals. It was a rag top day so I was feeling better before I even got to the mall.
Now I dig my body, even though I still have big calves and stretch marks and a not-flat stomach and a kind of cottage-cheesy butt. My body didn't change-my belief about my body did.
We grow up in a world that loves comparison. The truth is there will always be someone who is doing 'better' than you, and someone doing 'worse'. Instead of wasting your energy and time looking to other's for validation, we should try to compare our success and merits to our own standards.
But how many of us are really feeling free this Fourth of July? And how many of us are feeling ashamed to get out there and be who we are because of the number on the scale? Shouldn't we all feel free to rock our stars-and-stripes bikini, even if we don't have the perfect "bikini body?"
Now the risks of obesity are real. But can we rely on a single number to tell us if someone is overweight? How reliable is BMI really?
What gets lost in the strip routines of Magic Mike, the articles about body building, and the occult romance of True Blood is, perhaps, Joe Manganiello's most impressive characteristic: he's incredibly bright. According to him, everything he has is primarily a result of his brain, not his body.
Everywhere I look lately on social media I am inundated with women tearing one another down. Whether it's an article on the Kardashians, the newest Victoria's Secret campaign, or the hottest Instagram sexy selfie seductress--we women are downright vicious in the comments sections.
Dear Bikini, Now that summer is here, I think it's time we set some ground rules. Our relationship is still new - we're in the crush phase. I'm not angry at or resentful of you yet.
My son just had turned five. This was the first birthday where he really understood the importance of his big day and the magic that comes with no longer being four years-old. I wish I got that excited about my birthdays.
My problem with the word isn't what it means, but how it's said and how it's presented to me visually (i.e. before and after pictures, diet ads, etc.). What I want to change is the negative connotation that is attached to the word.