Ask First Lady Michelle Obama Not to Appear on The Biggest Loser

That is, ask her not to do it again.  Yes, she’s already appeared on The Biggest Loser (TBL) once.  And is scheduled to do so again in November.  Here’s why the Binge Eating Disorder Association and BingeBehavior.com have mounted a campaign to ask Mrs. Obama to rethink this bad idea. The approach promoted by The […]

It Happened This Week: Helping without Harming – A Message to Michelle Obama

We began and end the week with wise words from Ellyn Satter.  Today, we focus on her message to Michelle Obama to stop talking about childhood obesity.  Ellyn encourages instead a focus on helping parents set up a healthy feeding environment that will support their children’s natural abilities to choose what’s right for their health.  […]

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

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, […]