‘body acceptance’

Fat Talk Free Week

By Darla Breckenridge

Wake Up to Fat Talk Fat Talk is a conversational trap of habituated and mindless speaking. We not only use  it on others, but it is also how we talk to ourselves.  Frequently it’s used as a starter or how we greet old friends… “Wow, it looks like you have lost weight” or “Gosh, I have really put on a […] Read more »

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Weighing Our Lives

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Reflections On Weight Watchers In The Family My stepfather died a few weeks ago and I flew to California to help my mom begin to gather together her belongings, in preparation for moving back to Texas to be closer to family.  She’s 82 years young, and while still very capable of being independent, she needs to be around loved ones […] Read more »

How Body Image Concerns Lead to Eating & Weight Worry

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

The title of this post might seem a bit elementary. I mean, isn’t it obvious?  On the surface, maybe yes, but Kathy Kater, LICSW, who I had the privilege of hearing speak at the recent Binge Eating Disorder Association conference, talks about it in a way that illuminates the problem so clearly, I thought it worthwhile to share some of […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Loving Our Bodies, Halloween Candy, and First Lady PLAYouts

By Mary

A new study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology, shows that workout frequency can help improve body image.  The study claimed that the act of exercise – not necessarily to get in shape – boosts the exerciser’s body image.  The study also claimed that the more people exercised per week, regardless of how hard or […] Read more »

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