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Women and Food

Hey Advertisers, Women Like 'Full Fat' Foods, Too

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Taste

Some days you can’t even enjoy a string cheese without sexism getting you down. Someone wrote in to Jezebel this week with an irritating observation...

14 Very Different Women On What Makes Them Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women

A new photo series is reminding women everywhere that beauty has nothing to do with your physical appearance. #WhatMakesMeBeautiful is a new ph...

23 Gifts For Women Who Love Food More Than Anything Else

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women

There are few more beautiful love affairs than those between women and delicious food. Fries are better than guys, sushi rolls are better than gender ...

Rowan Blanchard Has Zero Time For Reporters Who Ask Girls About Dieting

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women

Rowan Blanchard continues to prove that she's not only one of the most talented, but the most aware young actresses in Hollywood today. The 13-year-...

An Eating Disorder Nearly Took Her Life. Yoga Helped Her Reclaim It.

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

In 2005, when she was only 15, Chelsea Roff woke up in a wheelchair in the psychiatric unit of a hospital in Texas. ‘Woke up’ is the wrong term. S...

How I Stopped Letting Food Consume My Soul

Jen Picicci | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

In short: You are already enough. Right now. Right this second. And when you let that wash over you, when you feel yourself believing it, let yourself imagine what life would hold for you if you felt that way all the time.

I Was On 'The Biggest Loser' And It Was The Biggest Mistake I've Ever Made

xoJANE | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women

"The Biggest Loser" claims it is a "public service." I don't believe that a 100 million dollar business that exploits the physical and mental health of its participants, treats people as though they are subhuman, and deceives its viewers is a public service. I just don't.

3 Ways to Shift Out of Your 'I Have To Eat Perfectly' Mindset

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Pretty good is the new perfect. Incorporate this motto into your life. There is no perfect. There is just "pretty good" -- and that's good enough.

Why Posttraumatic Stress Could Make Women More Susceptible To Food Addiction

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2014 10:36 AM EDT on LiveScience Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ma...

The Ugly Secret I Hid For Nearly A Decade

Sally Slater | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Sally Slater

The truth is, for the better part of eight or nine years, I've managed to hide a rather ugly secret. Not totally -- I'm not the slickest person on the planet, and I've been known to leave behind chocolate-coated fingerprints and cookie crumbs in my wake -- but well enough.

7 Ways To Like Your Body More (Because We're Tired Of The BS)

Bustle | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women

Every time we give another woman permission to talk about her experience openly, we reclaim a little power from a society that tells us we should just grin and juice cleanse it.

Women's Innermost Thoughts About Food Reveal A Culture-Wide Problem

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women

Chances are, many of the women you know have a turbulent relationship with food. We are constantly inundated with messages about dieting, and exp...

Emma Gray

The Insidious Type Of Street Harassment No One Is Talking About | Emma Gray | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

Eating something delicious should be nothing but a delicious experience. "Hey, girl, you shouldn’t be eating that. You’re gonna get fat!”...

Food and Loathing

Pamela Brill | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

I can tell my daughter that nothing is as beautiful as her little body exactly as it is no matter if she is tall, short, big or small. But I am sure she sees through my platitudes. Because she sees a mom who is always on a diet. She sees a mom who looks in the mirror and sighs.

9 Ways To Realize There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect Body'

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

In 2013, we started to hear rumblings of an unusual fashion comeback: the corset. Yes, the garment worn in the 1800s that cinched in women's stomachs ...

'Skinny Bliss' Is Anything But

Sophia Herbst | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Sophia Herbst

I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along the road, I was taught that if I want to have a flat stomach and tight tushy, I need to limit my calories to 1,200 a day and do cardio.

'Thinness Became My Entire Identity'

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

I had imagined a triumphant moment that involved eating a whole cake with my hands without breaking eye contact and saying, "YES, I HAVE BEEN A BULIMIC AND ANOREXIC FOR SEVEN YEARS. BUT NOW I AM BETTER. I AM EATING THIS CAKE BECAUSE I WANT IT AND I'M HUNGRY."

I Threw Away My Scale And I've Never Felt Better About My Body

Bustle | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women

I threw my bathroom scale in the trash. Along with all the other things that just didn't belong in my life anymore, like worn out clothes and furniture, it needed to go.

This Is Supposed To 'Liberate' Women So They Can Eat Burgers

Posted 11.04.2013 | Women

Many of us wouldn't think twice about opening our mouths wide to enjoy a meal like a cheeseburger or sandwich. But for some women in Japan, this appar...

Why Women Have A Complicated Love Affair With Wine

Emma Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

I still maintain that sipping a glass of wine with friends is one of life's greatest pleasures. The ritual nature of an after-work drink is both what makes it so comforting -- and potentially dangerous

This Video Perfectly Explains Why Body Image Is Different For Women

Posted 10.10.2013 | Women

"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades," declares Lily Myers. Her slam poem, "Shrinking Women," which won Best Love Poem at the 2013 C...

This Photo Of Sophia Loren Makes Us Oh-So Happy

Posted 09.09.2013 | Women

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti,” actress Sophia Loren once famously said. Judging from this photo, she also owed it to pizza. Italian wome...

4 Women Reveal How They Got Over Their Eating Issues

Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

We recently asked HuffPost Women readers to tell us how they've overcome their eating issues. That's right -- despite the multitude of influences enco...

Have You Overcome Your Food Issues? Share Your Story

Posted 08.25.2013 | Women

One thing we talk about often at HuffPost Women is how many hours and how much energy most women have devoted at one time or another -- for some of us...

Finally, Proof Fat-Shaming Doesn't 'Work'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media (we are not over it, Rex Reed), in think tanks, in academia...