‘Weighing In’

Body Respect: Book Review and Giveaway

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Finding Peace In The War Against Obesity There’s a revolution afoot. It takes on ingrained notions about eating, exercise, weight, health. That counting calories is the best way to avoid consistent overeating and weight gain. That the “no-pain, no gain” approach to exercise is the best way to get fit. That healthy weights are primarily determined by what you eat and how much […] Read more »

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Take Weight Stigma Off Your Plate to Really Eat Healthy

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Do you know what you’re thinking about your body? If you’re a woman who has struggled with your weight, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking too positively about it. And as Dr. Kari Anderson, our binge eating specialist at Green Mountain and leader of our new Pathway℠ program for binge eaters, would say, “Of course you […] Read more »

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Starts Monday!

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Next week marks the third annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (of which I am privileged to serve as a board member). Weight Stigma: Judging People By Their Body Size Weight stigma is an insidious yet pervasive problem in today’s world. It comes out of the judgment about body size, the judgment about a […] Read more »

Meghan Trainor’s #1 Hit “All About That Bass” – Body Positivity or Misogyny?

By Laura Brooks

A Body Image Breakthrough? Meghan Trainor sings she’s ‘bringing booty back’ in her new hit song “All About That Bass.”  Some say it’s a fun, catchy tune that boldly promotes body acceptance – or body celebration – even if you aren’t a “size two.”  Other say that it reinforces a superficial and misogynistic view of women. The positive message of this controversial song may […] Read more »

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An Interview With Chiara Mazzucco, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Indie Chicks

By Laura Brooks

Women’s magazines don’t usually don’t interest me with their barrage of diets and gravity-defying, bun-tightening fitness routines juxtaposed next to recipes and fashion models. Then I came across a women’s magazine and blog that’s trying to be different: The Indie Chicks.  Ok, I thought, an inner badass could be quite useful. Intrigued by Indie Chick’s fresh voice and attitude, I interviewed Chiara Mazzucco, CEO, Editor-in-Chief, to […] Read more »

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