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The Stock Photo Struggle: ''Why Don't SparkPeople's Images 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 : 119 comments   11,276 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   21,340 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 : 75 comments   22,179 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   17,041 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 : 5 comments   14,476 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 : 26 comments   37,243 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 : 39 comments   34,420 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   24,680 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   21,789 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 : 30 comments   95,251 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 : 68 comments   341,427 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 : 67 comments   192,403 views
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Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational

All of those ''fitspirational'' images online may be more harmful than you think. Here's how to feel empowered without the unrealistic pictures and mantras.
Posted 11/29/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 126 comments   81,669 views
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How Your Genes Affect Your Jean Size

Everyone is born with a certain body type and shape that we can't change. What we can change is how we choose to take care of our bodies!
Posted 11/7/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 58 comments   94,640 views
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Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?

Is being super lean really all it's cracked up to be? Here's a trainer's take on whether it's worth the work to aim for a ''perfect'' physique.
Posted 8/1/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 143 comments   188,234 views
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