Do you binge, but don't purge? Do you overeat at night on a regular basis? Do you eat when you are stressed or eat to cope? Do you eat in secret? Do you feel like a sugar or carbs addict? Do you eat a lot of junk food? Do you constantly crave food? Here are six signs you may be heading for an eating disorder.
By Julie Metzger RN, MN for GaiTime A mere 60 years ago in the United States, half of all young women in the US were marrying in their teens, girls received about a third of all bachelor degrees, and less than half of the states allowed women to serve equally on a jury.
Do you want to have better sex? Of course you do! We all do! Do you want to know how you can get it? It's really easy and as long as your pain tolerance is through the roof and you have the necessary funds, you can pull it off. Are you ready? Get a boob job!
Conventional wisdom says that people in relationships usually gain weight, thanks to a variety of factors like high-calorie date nights and skipping yoga in favor of snuggling at home. In addition, people who work out in the hopes that their toned physique will snag them a suitor might relax their gym routine once they’ve found a mate. Obviously this isn’t true for everyone, though...
According to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of Psychological Science, men and women in sexy underwear ads are processed astonishingly differently by the human brain.
You could drive yourself crazy following fad diets, trying to sculpt six-pack abs or shooting to shed those final five pounds. Instead, why not learn to love your body just the way it is? After all, you may never achieve Jennifer Aniston's lean limbs or Halle Berry's perfect curves, but you're stuck with the body you have, so why not rock it? Below are some of the reasons we think you should embrace your body, cellulite and all.
One sure-fire way to improve your body image is to improve your overall health. Getting in better shape, eating healthy foods, and generally practicing a healthy lifestyle is your best bet for feeling good about your body. However, if you're like us, you're overwhelmed by the plethora of measures you can to take to improve your health. That's why we asked our experts to narrow down the list for us. Check it out below.
If you have a friend whose physique you envy, but all she seems to do is talk badly about her body, it can be pretty tempting to shake her and scream "What's wrong with you?!" Unfortunately, we all know, that's unlikely to help. In this video, therapist, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers her best advice about how to be supportive to your friend who suffers from low self-esteem.
3 REAL Ways to Love Your Body This Summer With summer upon us, our body image (what we see ourselves as) can easily turn REAL negative, especially for women. Summer is the season of sun, fun, friends and outdoor activities…. All which typically require a bathing suit or clothing that tends to expose areas that are easily hidden by our winter wardrobes!
1. You will take action and move forward in your life instead of being paralyzed by fear. Insecurity about your weight, your height, or your shape can keep you stuck and afraid. Instead, move forward with confidence knowing that you have much to offer the world because of the internal AND external beauty that you have defined for yourself.
1. Am I truly hungry? This is a very important first question, because so many people eat for reasons other than hunger or they don’t know what true hunger feels like. Those who are naturally thin understand the concept of hunger well and it is one of their most important secrets for staying slim.
Hate your hips? Whether they are too flabby, too bony, too narrow, too wide or otherwise unpleasant to your eyes, chances are most men find them attractive. Women waste an immeasurable amount of time sweating about body parts that men find sexy in any number of states. Check out this list to find out why you should learn to love your so-called flaws after all.
We can all agree it's important to teach our children to have a healthy self-esteem, to eat well, exercise often and love their bodies. The question is: how? Below are our experts' best tips for how to be a positive role model for your kids so that they grow up healthy, strong and confident about the way they look.
* So, You Don’t Like What You’re Seeing? What glasses or frames are you looking through? Body Image really is a function of our “frames” or glasses, our eyes, those filters or windows on our world that we create from all the cultural, social, psychological, spiritual parts of our lives coloring our perceptions.
Jessica Alba feels so much better about her body now that she's older and has two beautiful daughters, Honor and Haven, with husband Cash Warren.
Let's face it: we could all use a little body image boost from time to time. In a world full of magazine covers telling us our abs should be flat and our booties should be round, how are we supposed to accept ourselves the way we are? Good news: our experts are here to help. Below are 15 easy ways you can learn to love your body starting right here, right now.