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The Scary Way Weight Stigma Impacts Women's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.20.2012 | Women

How America's obsession with thinness and dieting plays into eating disorders gets a lot of airtime. But what about how these obsessions affect women ...

Why I Took This Picture -- And Put It On The Internet

Stella Boonshoft | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Stella Boonshoft

This picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was. I'm so over that.

Why I Can't Quite Be Okay With 'Okay at Any Size'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So "okay at any size" seems to be gathering pop culture momentum. And I regret to say, I can't be entirely okay with that. It's not the size I'm not okay with -- it's the consequences.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice in America

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Prejudice against the obese is the last "acceptable" prejudice in America. The overweight are treated differently. They're looked at differently. They're stared at, sneered at, and discriminated against.

Fat Activist Lesley Kinzel on How to Stop Dieting and Start Loving Your Body

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Truthfully, I'm all for self-acceptance, but I've had trouble embracing the fat acceptance movement. Until, that is, I devoured Two Whole Cakes, the delightful, insightful new book by fat activist Lesley Kinzel.

XOJane & Gabi Fresh Fatkini Gallery Shows Off Body Diversity In Swimwear

Emma Gray | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Every year, dozens of magazine covers and websites shout about the latest celebrity showing off her "bikini body" and promise women a "surefire way" to "get bikini body ready!" Of course, the result of all of these headlines is that many women never feel as as though their own bodies are "ready" enough.

The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?

Things my mom showed me

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

My poor mother. I was her second child and she had me when she was only 20 years old. While David, my brother who is a year and two days older than m...

The Death of a Diet ... NOT!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Everything in life has a cycle. Not to sound morbid here, but even businesses, ideas, all forms of life - are conceived, born, grow, peak, decline an...

Priceless

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I love a good salad bar. Ruby Tuesdays is one of my favorite places to eat out - because of their awesome salad bar. (Though they also have a 980 calo...

Daydream Believer...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever daydream about being thin? Oh, come on. Be honest. Anyone who has ever tasted getting to goal as much as they've tasted fried food knows what I'm...

Dieting on the job ... and at home

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I'm not like many people--I never worked outside the home. I went to college. Got my degree. Then worked for my mom as a graphic designer in her home-...

Just for today...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Several Wednesday nights ago at my weight loss meeting a new member joined our group. I'll call her Amy. This was her first time following any diet (y...

I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You CAN lose weight - and KEEP it off. Do you believe that? If you do, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ... No, seriously. Here's the story of that famo...

A Fresh Start

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Why does a new notebook feel so good? (Or maybe you can relate better to a brand new food journal.) It's more than just a clean writing space ... it'...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND WE DON'T DRINK ENOUGH!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Seventy Percent! That's the number to remember this week. If something makes up 70% of your body, you'd think it was pretty important. Yup. This week'...

Practice. Practice. Practice

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You've done it before a million times. Maybe you're presenting at a meeting or confronting a co-worker on an issue. You run through it in your mind,...

Frustrations in Chip Counting

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever since I started writing my blog I vowed I would write about counting potato chips. Some of you will think this is "over the top", but others will...

Bricks, Goals and Will Smith ... Say WHAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

Goal setting. You hear the phrase all the time. "Set your goals and you will have a better chance of achieving them." I have to be honest. I was nev...

Fat Acceptance Group: Gabby Is Not Necessarily Unhealthy

tmz.com | Posted Mar 15th 2010 5:03PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gabourey Sidibe might have a weight problem, but it doesn't mean she's unhealthy ... this according to the National Association to Advance Fat Accepta...

Dieting Through The Hardships Of Life

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

When I started my "bajillionth" and last diet in 2001, I didn't tell anyone except my girlfriend Cathy, my husband Mark, and my children that I was...

A Plea to Kevin Smith: Fatty, Accept Thyself

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Every time he says that he's trying to lose weight, it's a win for them. Every time he says he's not "that big," it's a win for them.

What If We Changed the Question

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

A few years ago (more than I'd care to admit) I went to a parenting conference that challenged the attending moms and dads to ask ourselves, "How you...

IS IT OKAY TO BE FAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Okay, let's face it. We are a fat nation. Well, at least two-thirds of us are. Seat sizes have increased in cars, stadiums - even toilets. Many of u...

Why Nobody* Should Be Kicked Off An Airplane

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

No matter your weight, mental capacity or even air-sickness propensity -- as long as you keep your hands to yourself, you can sit next to me.