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Lose the Diet Mentality and Find “Thinner Peace”
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Lose the Diet Mentality and Find “Thinner Peace”

Are you tired of struggling with your weight? End the battle with your body today. Are you tired of struggling with your weight? Ending the battle with your body is more accessible than you might think, and the answer to how may surprise you…Stop dieting. When I first heard this, I loved the idea of being free of the weighing and measuring and counting, and worrying. I had butterflies over the thought of what it might be like to never diet again. But I realized rather quickly, there’s a fine line between the butterflies of excitement and the butterflies of panic – and I was panicked.

How you feel about losing your virginity depends… are you a guy o
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How you feel about losing your virginity depends… are you a guy o

How you feel about losing your virginity depends… are you a guy or girl? The morning after can be difficult no matter if you are a guy or a girl, but it seems to be more difficult for girls than guys. A study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University reports male university students' body images improved after having sexual intercourse for the first time, while the opposite pattern was found with females.

Finding the Perfect Diet Plan
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Finding the Perfect Diet Plan

Learn how to transform your "diet" into a more effective "fuel plan" to fuel your body. I can hear you murmuring through the Internet already, even though you’ve read only the title of this piece. “The best laid plans…” you’re murmuring to yourself. Or perhaps you’re thinking, “There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ diet plan!” But some of you are saying to yourself, “Really? There’s something that can work for most everyone?”

10 ways to feel  "Pretty Enough" This Mothers' Day
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10 ways to feel "Pretty Enough" This Mothers' Day

Do you feel unattractive? Mention your fat thighs to your children? Be beautiful this Mothers' Day! 10 ways to feel  "Pretty Enough" This Mothers' Day The day after Easter I took a break and went to Ecuador. I had always wanted to see the Galapagos and it cordinated with a meeting my husband had in Guayaquil. It’s amazing what you see when you have no other objective than to enjoy. The overwhelming thing I noticed was women’s bodies and the way they moved. A lot of my work is centered with the media and everyone knows that the camera adds 10 pounds (the camera adds a lot of other things, too).

Worried About Swimsuits & Shorts?
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Worried About Swimsuits & Shorts?

This time of year I hear lots of worries about the coming warm weather—specifically, about the swimsuits, tank tops, and shorts now called for. Suddenly, women start to fret once again about upper arm flab, the size of the thighs, weight overall. It doesn’t seem to matter exactly what shape a person’s in—the complaints cut across every age and weight category. Along with these worries may come plans for fasting diets, meal skipping, or things from weight loss informercials.

life-sized Barbie
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Why Women Should Not Aspire To Look Like Barbie

People say that if Barbie were a real person, she would have a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, and 33-inch hips. Those measurements sound ridiculous, but the extent to which women would go to attain them is no joke. In response to the growing crisis of eating disorders, Galia Slayen, a young woman suffering from one herself, built a 6-foot tall, to scale model of a Barbie to show attendants at her school's National Eating Disorder Awareness Week how freakish Barbie would look as a life-sized person.

Confidence is the Best Cosmetic
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Confidence is the Best Cosmetic

I know a lot of women will not agree with me. I also am aware it might be wishful thinking, but I don’t think so. I have very candid conversations with a lot of men. So, I might be going out on a limb here, but I’m just going to say it. I believe the vast majority of men would rather be with a real woman, with womanly curves, who is comfortable in her skin and with her body, then a size four model type who is hiding in the dark and under the covers.

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5 Reasons Having Sex Is Better Than Being Skinny

You can't tell me there is a female on this planet who hasn't tried to diet, or suck in, or shimmy into a pair of Spanx, all in the hopes of looking svelter—I for one have tried all three in spades. But I was still surprised when I read that according to a survey in by Fitness magazine, 51% of women would give up sex for a whole entire year if it meant they could be skinny. Say what?! Well gals, I'm the fat ambassador who has come to you to tell you that lean ladies have not cornered the market on earth-shaking, mind-blowing, down and dirty, can't walk straight the next day kind of sex. No matter what size you are, you can orgasm—and how!

Breaking The Spell Of Advertising
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Breaking The Spell Of Advertising

Many would agree that as a culture we have been seduced by industries that spend billions of dollars each year encouraging us to buy and buy and buy to try to achieve an elusive and unfeasible ideal of beauty. Millions of our friends, family and neighbors feel so tortured by this unattainable standard of beauty that they are willing to starve themselves, make themselves sick or avoid interaction with others because they feel ashamed of being seen.  On the less extreme scale, millions of others feel disappointed about their bodies and beli

A woman measures her waist.
Love Buzz

Is Your Weight The Secret To A Successful Marriage?

It's no secret that a walk down the aisle most often brings about a weight gain of about six to nine pounds. But what's been a secret or a misinformed public opinion is that your weight gain is a key factor in determining marriage satisfaction. Actually, marital satisfaction is better determined by a wife's weight gain relative to her husband's. University of Tennessee psychologist Andrea Maltzer's team tracked 165 couples over a four-year timespan. The couples completed questionnaires every six months to determine their level of satisfaction. Findings? Husbands that were satisfied at the time of marriage remained so over time, to the extent that their wives maintained lower BMIs than their own, researchers reported.

beautiful pregnant woman
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How To Love Your Hot, Pregnant Self

I have never felt sexier than I do now that I'm pregnant. From watching my belly grow bigger and bigger to the cleavage that I never thought possible. There is a lot of pressure out there for women to stay skinny, and the pregnant body is far from that. But this kind of messaging creates the image that a pregnant body is not a sexy body. I must beg to differ.

Personal trainer and client working out
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How Dating A Personal Trainer Changed My Body Image

We first met in acting class. He, a strong and sculpted health nut. Me, a then chubbier drinker. On our first date as I sucked down a pint of Hoegaarden I asked him if he also wanted a beer, he explained that he wasn't into empty calories. The first time I slept over his place in the morning he made me a gorgeous egg white omelet with sprouted wheat bread, noting how every day should begin with a rich source of protein. After a few weeks of living together he asked, "so is the only exercise you do just walking?" Yup, my boyfriend is a personal trainer.