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‘Beach Body’ Ad Sparks Controversy: #AerieReal, Dove & Lane Bryant Challenge Weight Stigma

By Erin Risius, MA

Here we go again Another ad promoting the perfect ‘beach body’ and defining it by parameters that most women can’t attain naturally, let alone healthfully. Dietary supplement maker Protein World is getting international publicity for an ad that’s gone viral – and not in a way they intended. “Are You Beach Body Ready?” This company’s latest ad is aimed at defining […] Read more »

Beach Body Ad Sparks Controversy

It Happened This Week: Breakast Bonanza, Nudity and Margaritas

By Emily

Continuing our breakfast theme this week, from the archives we bring you “Headstands aren’t compatible with big breakfasts, or The 5,000-Year-Old Weight Loss Plan.” And the F-Word-Blog gives a rundown of breakfast foods through the ages. Apparently we can thank the Victorians for eggs Benedict. Marsha visits with MizFit for a guest post on food as physical and mental fuel. […] Read more »

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Not So Ready To Wear

By Cindy Bishop

Emily’s post inspired me to write about my own fashion frustration. It’s certainly not a new frustration, just one that’s kept in check when shopping outside the plus-size arena. I’ve always harbored a fantasy about becoming a plus-size clothing designer. Why? Because as Emily and others have pointed out, fashion designers do not understand large women. Case in point, shop […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Cake, Incredibly Inspiring Weight Loss Blogs & Celebrity Weight Battles

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Want to eat that piece of cake, but not sure you “should?”  Check out “Piece A’ Cake,” a video in which “a woman faces her insecurities as she battles the urge to devour a decadent piece of cake, imagining the dire, albeit irrational, consequences that will ensue.”  (That quote from the great new Venus Vision Community: Connecting Women with Women […] Read more »

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