Posts in the ‘Body Image’ Category

When the Desire to Eat Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

Do you feel that you are what you eat? Do you feel like a “good” person when you eat “good” foods and a “bad” person when you eat “bad” foods? Keeping overall nutrition and health in mind when making food and beverage choices is a part of eating well. But it’s possible to take “healthy eating” or “eating

Make Your Home a “No Body-Bashing Zone”

How you feel and what you say about your own body affects your kids. As parents, we want so much for our children: We hope they have a positive sense of self, good friends, a rewarding career, a loving partner, and [insert your other hopes and dreams here]. So we do the best we can

Planet Pain or Planet Peace?

I recently spoke to a women’s group about mindful eating. I thought you might like to listen in. Thank you for inviting me to talk with you today. As one who  experienced the pain of self-imposed food restriction many years ago, but who now experiences the pleasures of savoring the food I love, I’m excited

How to Save a Life

I’ve been reading a lot about eating disorders lately and have talked with several registered dietitians who specialize in treating eating disorders—research for an article I’m writing to update dietitians on available resources. I’m familiar with the topic as I’ve written before about eating disorders in boys and men. However, a few facts startled me,

Weighing Heavy on Your Mind

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Judith Matz, LCSW, director of The Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc. and co-author of The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care. The book’s subtitle makes you want to hug yourself, doesn’t it? First, throw your scale in the trash; then hug yourself.

The Bottom Line about Body Weight

Instead of worrying about weight, focus on the physical activities and nutrient-rich foods you enjoy.

Bullying: What’s a Parent to Do?

5 ways parents can help prevent or deflect a bullying situation.

A Cure for the Dressing Room Blues

For many women, trying on clothes, especially in front of a three-way mirror, is a traumatic experience. Here’s a cure for the dressing room blues.

Child Feeding and Weight: The Right Stuff

What’s harmful and what’s helpful when it comes to child feeding, weight and the parents’ role?

Moms are Role Models for Daughter’s Food Attitude, Eating Behavior and Body Image

Moms are role models for their daughter’s attitudes and behaviors related to food, eating and body image. Here’s how moms can make a positive impact.

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