Category Archives: Body Image

Beware of unhealthy advice from “health magazines”

I used to follow health magazines and articles to try to eat healthy, but for a while it was a problem because it would always become tangled up with the diet mentality. As told by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in their book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, it’s not about calories (the focus of most diets). It’s about your body signals: what, when, how much do you need? Continue reading

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Getting Real About Our Bodies

lookinginthemirrorMary (whose name has been changed to protect her innocence) is in 6th grade, loves physical activity and has taken great pride in being able to be more physically able than some of the boys in her class.  She has been described by her mother as a “foodie.”   She loves unusual food for a girl her age, already having acquired a taste for ethnic food and for a wide variety of tastes and flavors not usually developed in a girl her age.  Until recently, she had never said anything negative about her weight or her body.  Continue reading

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