‘Book Reviews’

It Happened This Week: Full-Figured Fashion, Bogus BMI and Drop Dead Divas

By Emily on 07/10/2009

We’ve featured a few posts about plus-sized fashion this week. Last week marked the first-ever Full Figured Fashion Week (see models for the event posing on the left). The Daily Beast has interviews with the designers while The Frisky says: “Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?” Check out this healthy advice from the world’s top […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Cookbooks, Miley, Beyonce and Oprah

By Emily on 05/22/2009

Diabetes Daily reviews “You Don’t Have to Be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook.” Teen idol Miley Cyrus created a stir on Twitter by writing about her jiggling thighs. The LA Times reports that insurance giant Kaiser Permanente now has farmers markets at many of their medical centers. The Calgary Herald says that one of Canada’s top obesity doctors says it’s […] Read more »

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Is Gluten-Free the Next Big Weight Loss Diet?

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/20/2009

You might ask what world I’m living in with that question if you’ve followed weight loss diets for any amount of time.  ‘Cuz you’d know that gluten-free has been around a while as a way to lose weight. I’m skeptical of the advice as a weight loss strategy in and of itself.  But I’m not so sure cutting out gluten […] Read more »

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You’d Be So Pretty If… Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies — Even When We Don’t Love Our Own

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/19/2009

We interviewed Dara Chadwick about her new book — title above — because, simply, we were wowed. It’s a great read not only for moms, but for any woman who would benefit from talking to herself more positively about her body, her self. Just imagine you’re your own daughter. What inspired you to write You’d Be So Pretty If….? I […] Read more »

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Does Eat This, Not That Work for Weight Loss?

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/13/2009

It may seem like I’m hung up on calories these days given the number of times I’ve written about them in the past weeks.  But I read a research article this weekend that brings the subject up again.  It questions whether the energy balance equation (you know, calories in vs. calories out = your weight) works for weight loss advice. […] Read more »

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