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Weight Issues

Does This Make Me Look Fat? 3 Inanimate Objects Messed With My Self-Esteem

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I'm super aware of how mean I can be to myself a lot of the time and I'm constantly trying to battle the bully in my head that reared its head at a young age. I recognize that sometimes the things that can ruin my day by making me feel fat are so beyond ridiculous that I have to laugh at them.

10 Struggles Of Women With Big Thighs

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Big butts had a moment. Big boobs had a moment. Even big arms had a moment (or are having a moment). What about big thighs?! When are they going to have a moment? Let's start a motion!

3 Things I Stopped Doing, When I Started Doing What I Love

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

When I let go of the number on the scale, my mind started to relax and my body began to open in ways I had never experienced. The way I feel determines the weight of my worth. The number of my weight has no significance any longer.

Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover Is Sexy, Not 'Fat-Ist' (She's Not Fat...)

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

It wasn't until the tweets started coming in that I realized Elle showed full-body pics of Zooey, Amy and Allison -- but a close-up of Mindy. Many people said they were hiding her body. As in, they were fat-shaming her. But were they?

How Working On 'The Biggest Loser' Affected My Body Image

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Now a television producer in Los Angeles, I live and work in an environment overflowing with some of the country's most (physically) beautiful people. Which makes me wonder... Are issues with body image something that I surround myself with, that follow me, or that are just impossible to avoid?

Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

It's often not about a lack of willpower or laziness or failure to be motivated. What I see more is something heavier: that story that tells someone she is not worthy of health or fitness, that she will never be good enough.

From Fat to Hot Without Losing a Pound

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

As my weight increased a little, I stayed unhappily married, thinking I was too fat to be single. My wardrobe reflected my fat armor -- brightly colored clothes, often baggy. My extra pounds were all I saw in the mirror and I let it define me.

Stop Trying to Fix Your Daughters!

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

It's imperative to love your daughters in their own imperfect skin so they can learn to love themselves that way. If you're insecure about yourself, don't put that on your child! Even if they ask for them, make them wait until they're adults to get nips, tucks and injections.

You Don't Have To Be Thin To Be An Elite Athlete

Jezebel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

When the Olympics turns the spotlight on athletes, audiences see some competitors who have far-from-average physiques. But. Just as not all lean and/o...

No, Slim Doesn't Mean Fat

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I was a vulnerable, insecure fifteen-year-old when a guy I'll call Marty said, "With your pretty face and hourglass shape, you'd be a knockout if only you lost a little weight."

The Key To Loving Your Body

SELF | Posted 01.27.2012 | Women

Although it's family that forms your body image, your friends -- the family you choose -- have a powerful impact on how you feel about your shape as a...

It's Not "Liarexia," It's Disordered Eating

Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women
Stephanie Marcus

"Liar-rexic" is the Daily Mail's catchy new term for women who in public appear to have hearty appetites but greatly restrict their calories in privat...

Heavy, a New Take on the Biggest Loser

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

Have you noticed several shows about obesity and eating disorders popping up? The trend reflects a growing interest in how eating problems develop -- and how to best treat them.

Peeking at the Ballet World via Black Swan

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

At its worst the movie is a bunch of horribly overdone clichés. But at its best, where I see it, the movie is a version of real issues taken to an extreme to prove a point.

When Calling a Woman "Skinny" Isn't a Compliment Anymore

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tabby Biddle

Being "skinny" in our culture is a little more accepted than being fat, but does this make it okay to tell a woman she looks "so skinny" when you greet her?