About Weightless

by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS
August 27, 2012

“A blog about body image, the skinny fad and freedom from numbers”

Weightless is about fostering a fulfilling body image and life, at any shape + size. It’s about well-being, not weight.

Weightless is about building a healthy relationship with food and yourself. It’s about transforming your self-care, and finding self-acceptance and self-love.

Weightless is about becoming a clever consumer and recognizing when women’s magazines and other mediums tout unrealistic and damaging tips and standards.

Some of the features you’ll find:

  • Body Image Boosters. Having a healthy body image doesn’t just affect how you feel about your looks, it affects your overall well-being. Research has shown that high levels of body dissatisfaction are connected to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, unhealthy habits and disordered eating. Every Monday, you’ll find a tip that helps you boost your body image and take great care of yourself.
  • Recovery Stories. Weightless also features interviews with amazing women who’ve recovered from eating disorders, negative body image, binge eating and other kinds of disordered eating. If you’d like to share your story of recovery, please email me at mtartakovsky@gmail.com.
  • Minding the Magazines. How often have you picked up a women’s magazine, and after flipping through the pages, felt like you had to put yourself on a diet and exercise every day of the week? Though women’s magazines include some positive pieces, we regularly get a skewed view of beauty and a stringent view of food and fitness. These posts point out when magazines dish out bad advice on eating, exercise and “healthy” habits.

Top 15 Popular Posts

If you’d like to browse Weightless some more, check out our top 15 posts:

  1. 7 Signs Your Body Image Is Bruised (and 5 Solutions)
  2. When Your Self-Worth Is Wrapped Around Your Weight (and 7 Ways to Unwrap It)
  3. 20 Inspiring Ways to Boost Your Body Image
  4. 12 Ways to Become Proud of Your Body
  5. Body Image/Eating Disorder Myths From the Blogosphere
  6. 15 Body Image Boosters From the Blogosphere
  7. Why It’s Time to Change Our Thinking About Weight: Q&A with Linda Bacon
  8. The Voice of An Eating Disorder And 7 Ways to Shut It Up
  9. Eating Disorder Recovery: Q&A with Therese Borchard
  10. Feeling Fat? 3 Tips that May Help
  11. Are You Shackled to Your Scale?
  12. Minding Women’s Magazines: Asinine Advice
  13. NEDA Week: It’s Time to Talk About Eating Disorder Myths and Facts
  14. Building a Better Body Image with a Daily Dose of Inspiration
  15. Body Image & The Diet Mentality: Letting Go of Shame







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Recent Comments
  • Alexis Cherelle: I understand that Claire. When I first started trying to get more rest I would set my alarm for 15...
  • Margarita Tartakovsky, MS: @ Sabrina, thank you for leaving such a sweet comment! I’m happy it made your day....
  • Sabrina: This list really made my day. I am going to try and re-read this whenever I get down. Thank you for writing...
  • Margarita Tartakovsky, MS: @ Anna, you’re welcome! It’s so empowering and liberating to know that we can...
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