‘Real Women’s Stories’

The Binge Eating Diaries: Before There Were Calories

By Jacki Monaco

As a child, calories didn’t exist. Food was exactly what it was supposed to be – delicious and nutritious. As a child, eating was fun. It was an activity. Treats were treats. My mom tricked me into thinking that apples and watermelon were candy. And my taste buds believed the lie… with pleasure. As a child, as long as my […] Read more »

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Mindful Eating and The Process of Learning How to Feed Myself

By Beth Turchi

Beth continues her cha-cha but then takes a giant leap forward. One step forward, two steps back?  Or is it two steps forward and one step back? If I find the learning in a “step back”, then it’s actually a step forward. Okay, no more “who’s on first” babble – here’s what I’m referring to. I Thought I’d Get Back […] Read more »

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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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Journaling for Change: Finding Success One Blog at a Time

By Beth Turchi

Journaling is not my thing. I like to write and I’ve been lucky enough to find outlet for my writing but I don’t particularly like journaling. I tried it once and it didn’t go well. I was pregnant. I know what you’re thinking… Well, that would be me. I was going through all the emotions that an expectant mother feels […] 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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