Archive for April, 2012

How To Detect ‘Fat Talk,’ Part 2

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Yesterday, I featured six types of ‘fat talk’ from Cynthia Bulik’s book The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are. Today, I’m sharing the remaining six categories.

As Bulik points out in her book, fat talk is ubiquitous, insidious and harmful.

Fortunately, we can do something about it. And that’s incredibly empowering.


How To Spot ‘Fat Talk’ So You Can Stop It

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

“Fat talk is a plague,” writes Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D, Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program, in her book, The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are.

“It is insidious and ubiquitous. We barely know it’s coming out of our mouths, yet it is all around us. Fat talk destroys women and girls.”

I completely agree. Fat talk is dangerous.


Body Image Booster: How To Stop Apologizing

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about apologizing for your appearance. I talked about the many ways we apologize for our looks and our bodies, with our words and actions.


Being Healthy At Every Size: Part 3 With Michelle Neyman Morris

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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Myths about health abound in our society. Health is often confused with dieting, being thin and engaging in punishing exercise. The idea of health is also often used as a way to shame people into restricting their food and hating their bodies.

Today, in part three of our interview, professor, researcher and registered dietician Michelle Neyman Morris reveals more facts about being truly healthy.

Specifically, Morris shares accurate information about Health At Every Size (HAES), valuable resources on nutrition and how readers can distinguish between good science and marketing ploys.

If you haven’t yet, check out part one and part two.


How To Nourish Your Body: Part 2 With Michelle Neyman Morris

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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Here’s part two of my interview with professor, researcher and registered dietician Michelle Neyman Morris.

Below, Morris reveals how readers can eat mindfully (along with sharing helpful resources), why we tend to gravitate away from nutrient-rich foods and how to find a reputable dietician.

Check out part one here.


Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education: Q&A With Michelle Neyman Morris

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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There are so many myths about healthy eating and good nutrition. As I said in one of my questions below, I feel like in our society, nutrition education is often used as a weapon to rein in eating, shame people into losing weight and promote guilt around certain food choices.

Healthy eating has become synonymous with dieting and restriction and counting calories and good vs. bad foods. And I hate that. Many people develop a distorted, confused view of healthy eating thanks to a steady diet of women’s magazines, weight-loss commercials, obesity epidemic hysteria and self-created shame and guilt.

That’s why I’m thrilled and honored to share this eye-opening interview with Michelle Neyman Morris, Ph.D, who clarifies the many misconceptions. Morris is a registered dietician, researcher, Health At Every Size advocate and professor at California State University.

Below, Morris discusses what healthy eating really is, our society’s distorted view of healthy nutrition and how to be a critical consumer of it all.

Learn more about Morris and her work here.


Body Image Booster: Building A Soulful Bond With Your Body

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!

According to Jeffrey Brantley, MD, and Wendy Millstine, NC, in their book, Five Good Minutes in Your Body: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Accept Yourself & Feel At Home in Your Body, many of us experience our bodies in mainly physical ways. For instance, we might focus on the physical traits we like or dislike.


 
 

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