‘Love that Body!’

Whitney Thore’s Successful Journey to Overcome Negative Body Image

By Erin Risius, MA

Did you say the F-word? When it comes to self-acceptance, a self-described ‘fat and fabulous’ woman is getting national attention because she is choosing to live her life and pursue her passions in the body she has today. What a concept. So many women who struggle with their weight put aspects of their lives on hold until a magic number […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: 5 Ways to Move Past Body Hatred

By Erin Risius, MA

We couldn’t have a Healthy Weight Week without discussing body image. We hope you’ll find our approach of Body Neutrality℠ helpful. Body weight obsession is a national pastime in this country – especially for females. As a result body-bashing – toward others and toward ourselves – can often become the lens from which self-worth is measured. Not good. These tips will help […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: The 2015 Healthy Body Image Hero

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Each year, we select a body image hero, someone who has taken a stand during the year or over the years, to make a difference in the way that women think about their bodies. Last year we honored Francie Berg, founder of Healthy Weight Week 22 years ago and  a pioneer in the move away from diets and body loathing. […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: Try the Media Diet!

By Erin Risius, MA

Diet Industry Insanity While standing in the supermarket line waiting to check out, I see rows of magazines promising rapid weight loss – and all of them are aimed at women. To quote social activist Marge Piercy in an article she wrote addressing America’s obsession with weight loss…”sometimes I think we have all gone insane.’ We live in a society that […] Read more »

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