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Body Image Media Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Image Media.

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Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation

“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” If this s...  Read more

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

Body Measurements// Exercising
Updated 4/30/2015 5:05:15 AM

Hi there I have been on Spark now for 15 days. I am following the program religiously and so far doing well. On the body weight and measurement page there are only one set of measurements. I have measured both the right and left sides and...  Read more

Just finished one hour in the gym....my body feels
Updated 4/29/2015 9:16:58 PM

Just finished one hour in the gym....my body feels so good. Even when you don't feel like going go and I guarantee you feel better once you have finished....  Read more

Good for you on listening to your body! I agree yo
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Good for you on listening to your body! I agree you should stay away from OTC weight loss aids in the future due to lack of regulation and clinical tests. Appetite will readjust if you stick with lots of veggies and lean protein for a while....  Read more

I'd suggest focusing on your body fat percentage i
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I'd suggest focusing on your body fat percentage instead of a weight number. If you gain muscle mass, you may end up dropping a size or two because muscle is more dense (1 lb muscle takes up less space than 1 lb fat)....  Read more

Does anyone know how to change the image on my mai
Updated 4/29/2015 9:40:21 AM

Does anyone know how to change the image on my main page? I have a picture up there now, but I would like to change it to something else....  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Eating Right

When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro...  Read more

Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts!

This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!...  Read more

Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational

Warning: The images and words in this post could be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder. "Strong is the new skinny." "When I exercise, I wear all black because it's like a funeral for my fat.""Skinny...  Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae from Weight Watchers Smart Ones

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff. No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety o...  Read more

Young Girls Poor Body Image- Media or Parents?

While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture...  Read more