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
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
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
“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
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
It's my opinion that our bodies were not made to be in "diet" mode forever. If you're becoming negative about living like this, maybe it's time to try out "maintenance" mode. Keep eating well, keep moving, but don't obsess. There is life after diet.... Read more
I'm always feeling like I have the flu, body aches and fatigue. I've had all kinds of tests. They are normal, thank god, I am wondering if anyone else has this problem? Is it from obesity? I'm worried!... Read more
Let me start by saying that I am not a huge gym buff. I have always admired people who are toned, and even those with bulging muscles--I respect the effort! That being said, I've seen recently that a colleague I knew years ago has recently decided to... Read more
Since the beginning of the year, I have lost 14 pounds and my body fat percentage has gone from 30 percent to 27 percent. So far so good. But the way the numbers work out (pesky math), my lean body mass has also dropped about 8 pounds. I lost 6 "f... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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