Archives for June, 2012

Body Image

Nourishing Your Body: Part 3 With Michelle Allison

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Here's the last part of my interview with nutritionist Michelle Allison, who blogs at The Fat Nutritionist.

Below, Allison shares how readers can reconnect to their hunger and fullness signals, the importance of enjoying food for nourishing yourself and much more.
Q: After yo-yo dieting or engaging in disordered eating, many people lose sight of their satiety and hunger cues. What's a...
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Body Image

Getting To A Friendly Place With Food: Part 2 With Michelle Allison

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Many of us have or have had an adversarial relationship with food and our bodies. And it's not surprising considering we live in a society that creates an "us" versus "them" mentality.

Food is viewed as the enemy because it can be "tempting" and "bad" and "calorie-laden," thereby potentially sabotaging our appearance goals.

Our body is viewed as the enemy because it stands in the way...
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Body Image Boosters

Body Image Booster: Picking Positive Pursuits Over Body Bashing


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!
A while ago, I wrote this post about what...
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Body Image

50 Things I’m Grateful For

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Whenever we get stuck in the diet mentality, we usually can't focus on anything else. And if we do focus, it's usually on everything that's wrong with ourselves and our lives. Which adds up to a whole lot of negativity.

But this couldn't be further from the truth. Our lives are filled with so much positivity and beauty. We just have to open our...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Revise Your Wishes

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!
Years ago, when it came to my physical appearance, I used to wish for everything under...
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Body Image

Finding The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

We can enjoy life so much more when we pay closer attention to the extraordinary things in our everyday. The more we focus on the abundance and beauty of life, the less we might focus on nitpicking at our bodies.

In her book Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, author and artist Kelly Rae Roberts talks about finding the sacred in the ordinary, which...
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Eating & Dieting

Mindful Eating: How To Truly TASTE Your Food

Do you find that you've eaten a few bites or even an entire meal without actually tasting it?

Maybe it's because you're busy and constantly eating on the go. Maybe it's because you get sucked into distractions like the TV, phone or computer. Or maybe it's because you've spent years dieting, which has blunted your taste buds.

Mindful eating helps us to slow down and actually savor the foods we're eating.

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