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The Eating Disorder Hiding Behind One Woman's ''Perfect'' Body

As a personal trainer and recent fitness competitor, Stacey Ferrari is as fierce as they come. Hiding underneath her strong exterior, though, is a story of struggle.
Posted 10/13/2017  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 71 comments   10,096 views
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Body Bullies and Happy Tears in This Month's Go Get It Guide

When the news is getting you down and nothing seems to be going right, this month's Go Get It Guide has a little something to make you smile.
Posted 10/6/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 87 comments   8,917 views
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Could Posting ''Flaws and All'' Photos Boost Your Confidence?

There's a movement happening on your news feed: Real men and women are pulling back the curtain on those perfectly posed photos. One member shares why she thinks its courageous.
Posted 8/23/2017  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 121 comments   16,786 views
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Why Don't SparkPeople's Images Feature People Who Look Like Me?

Perhaps you're wondering why we consistently feature average-sized or even thin models in our article and blog images. The answer might actually surprise you.
Posted 7/17/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 196 comments   30,528 views
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Why You Should Embrace Humor and Your 'Thunder Thighs'

Baseball is upon us and you would be smart to insert some of their goofball humor into your spring training plans. Plus, an inspirational video that will make you feel flaw-free.
Posted 4/7/2017  12:00:00 PM By: Alicia Capetillo : 56 comments   22,315 views
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Shelli's Journey from ''Shame Yourself Thin'' to Body Acceptance

The body positivity movement is alive and well. Find out what one SparkPeople member has to say about the movement and how she learned to love herself over the years.
Posted 3/13/2017  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 78 comments   24,446 views
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The Fuel You Need to Go After Your Goals This February

February, also known as the month where New Year's resolutions go to die. Reignite your drive with a new move that will challenge your calves and a GIF you won't soon forget!
Posted 2/3/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 8 comments   17,653 views
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7 Tips to Boost Your Body Confidence

Body confidence is so important, especially on the journey to weight loss. Learn how to embrace your body, flaws and all, with these seven tips.
Posted 12/26/2016  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 7 comments   16,319 views
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Make This the Summer of Self-Acceptance

Instead of entering swimsuit season with the typical reluctance or dread, why not declare this the summer of self-acceptance and learn to love your body?
Posted 4/29/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 27 comments   39,640 views
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Pioneers of the Plus-Size Movement

This season, some brave, beautiful plus-size women are leading the charge toward a more accepting beauty industry.
Posted 3/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 45 comments   39,645 views
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Will Hollywood Ever Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Real Bodies?

As female celebrities work to break body image stereotypes, is anyone in Hollywood listening?
Posted 12/4/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 15 comments   26,316 views
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4 Things Nobody Tells You about Your Post-Partum Body

Wondering if your after-baby body is normal? Here are four honest truths about the post-partum body, from a fit mom who's been there!
Posted 1/16/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 2 comments   22,926 views
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4 Tips to Stop the Fat Talk for Good

Stop beating yourself up about every little flaw! Here's how to accept your body right now--not 10 pounds from now.
Posted 4/17/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 52 comments   105,524 views
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9 Body-Positive Quotes to Boost Your Self-Esteem

When you need a little boost of self-esteem (and who doesn't), here are 9 of our favorite quotes and mantras.
Posted 4/15/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Megan Patrick : 84 comments   365,061 views
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55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You

Do you find yourself beating yourself up over the number on the scale? The next time you have a disappointing weigh-in, turn to this list for a little perspective.
Posted 3/17/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 91 comments   201,551 views
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