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Fat Talk

The Conversation That Harms Women

Amy Chan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women

The Day I Banned The 'F' Word From Our House

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I have often thought to myself that if I ever have a daughter, I would really have to watch how much I complain about my body. The last thing I would want is for her to grow up with a warped body image. I never once thought about what it could be doing to my boys.

10 Reasons To Love Your Thighs Exactly The Way They Are

Bustle | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Bustle

You deserve love. Your thighs, big or small, deserve love. Unless you're a cold-blooded murderer or torturer of kittens. If either of those are the case, please carry on with self-loathing.

How I Stopped Hating My Body

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Giving up "hating my body" was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I was just so "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of hating my body....

Rebecca Adams

How 'Fat Talk' Became A Social Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

Some may think the seminal moment in "Clueless" was when Cher Horowitz had a computer help her pick her outfit, but it was another exchange that perfe...

WATCH: Why This 'Fat Talk' Ad Is Raising Some Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women

Women need to lose the fat talk, a provocative ad from Special K says. For its latest campaign, the cereal brand set up a clothing store with label...

Are Selfies Just A Digital Vehicle For 'Fat Talk'?

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women
Leah Berkenwald

While some use selfies to subvert dominant paradigms, many young women are using selfies in a manner that, like fat talk, extols the thin-ideal and Western beauty paradigm, continues the normalization of body image dissatisfaction, and reinforces the idea that you must self-denigrate in order to fit in and receive positive affirmations from your friends.

Why Do Women Bond Over Fat Talk? And Can We Please Stop?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

No matter how many Women's Studies classes you've taken, or even taught, it's hard to silence the noise that tells you: at least part of your worth is tied to your waistline.

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Curvy Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

Despite the fact that we should all know better, a shocking number of people think that it's acceptable to comment on women's bodies -- curvy, skinny,...

How 'Fat Talk' Is Giving Way To 'Old Talk' Among Post 50s

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What's wrong with us anyway? I walked into the office the other morning and immediately rejected the compliment a co-worker paid about my new dress. Actually, what she said was 'Wow! You really are losing weight.'

The Great Body Image Debate: Why Staying Quiet Isn't the Answer

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

To say body image and weight are sore subjects in regard to ballet is an understatement. The line for reasonable expectations continues to be blurred.

How 'Fat Talk' Could Cost You

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

I remember hearing it all the time in my all-girls high school. "I'm so fat." "My _____s are huge." "I can't believe I ate that. I'm disgusting." I re...

When Religion and Dieting Collide: What Did You Give Up for Lent?

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

Maybe what we need to give up for Lent isn't a forbidden food, but the Fat Talk instead. Eating is indeed a sacred practice. As is the speech we use to feed our minds.

What Replaces 'Fat Talk?'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 02/21/2013 08:57 AM EST on LiveScience Women don't get easier on themselves as they grow older, new research su...

What 'Fat Talk' Does For Your Body Image

YouBeauty.com | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living

By Nadia Goodman for youbeauty.com “These jeans make me look fat!” “I wish I had your thighs.” “My diet starts tomorrow!” Fat ...

Put An End To 'Fat Talk'

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Conversations stressing the importance of weight loss -- with others or ourselves -- have been coined "fat talk" by professionals in the mental health field.

The Season Finale of the Price of Beauty

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

The self esteem of these L.A. girls had been severely damaged by the desire and need to be thin. It reconfirmed how often we measure our self worth in pounds not deeds.

A Week Without the "F" Word: 5 Ways to End Fat Talk

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Can you go a week without using the F word? If you're not sure, here is your chance to give it a try.