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Poor Body Image

Body Image Researcher David Sarwer Debunks Hollywood Myths

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Clearly, celebrity interviews provide no shortage of encouraging words. But if you're in the market for reliable information, there are surely better sources -- so I chose a scientist over a celebrity to debunk some of the body-image myths that Hollywood helps perpetuate.

Psychologist Jennifer Taitz's Timely Antidote to Emotional Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

No dieter plans on eating emotionally from Halloween to New Year's Eve, and yet, that's what the overwhelmed majority end up doing year after year after year. If anyone is equipped to reverse this unhealthy trend, it's Jennifer Taitz.

Obesity and Self-Image: Are the Two Connected?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.

Geneen Roth on Dr. Oz, Food and Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last we spoke, Roth and I were discussing her book, Lost and Found. That was more than a year ago. Then, last week, there she was, having a heart-to-heart discussion with a group of binge eaters on The Dr. Oz Show.

'Intuitive Eating' Authors on Freeing Yourself From Chronic Dieting

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Two decades ago, this pioneering pair of nutritionists followed their own intuition by trading in menu plans and other tools of their trade for an unconventional, unproven approach. Today, there are 25 studies validating its effectiveness and no shortage of testimonials from intuitive eaters

Eating Disorder Therapist Emily Sandoz on Accepting the Reality of Bad Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I heard word of a self-help workbook in the works about a promising new kind of CBT for body dissatisfaction called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I made a mental note.

Body-Image Innovator Tiffany Stewart on Preventing Eating Disorders

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

To give voice to all those who suffer silently with bad body image, Tiffany Stewart, the director of Louisana State University's Behavior Technology Laboratory, posted the most poignant answers on Emerge, her burgeoning website.

Biggest Loser's Ashley Johnston on Struggling to Get Comfortable in Her Skin

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Although massive weight loss often boosts self-esteem and body image, the inevitable loose, sagging skin and likely weight fluctuations can have quite the opposite effect.

Body-Image Expert Thomas Cash Shares Little-Known Weight-Loss Secret

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

More than a mental picture of what you look like, your body image consists of your personal relationship with your body -- encompassing your perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions that pertain to your physical appearance.

Meet Another Woman Who's Learned to Love Her Body: Dr. Christiane Northrup

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

This woman, a world-renowned physician and bestselling author, came to body acceptance later in life, when she was 55. I was eager to ask this leading authority in the field of women's health and wellness to share her secrets to success.

Weight Weight, Don't Tell Me

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

I know that I have to help my daughter -- either to stop her self-image problem from starting, or if I'm too late, then to help her work through it now before it colors her whole life.