Question: What is embarrassing, annoying and eye opening at the same time? Answer: A uniformed police officer standing at your door with handcuffs. If you've read or heard of the new pop novel 50 Shades of Grey, you may be thinking I am right on board. The knock on my back door and as I peeked out the little viewing window and saw a police officer in full uniform standing on my stoop with his pad, I was nervous.
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.
Spring is here, which means that summer is coming, which means that everyone is starting to freak out about wearing shorts and bathing suits in the very near future. It happens every year. We feel the weather starting to shift and, suddenly, "bikini body boot camps" start popping up all over the place, and everyone you know starts doing a cleanse.
It's no secret that America has one big national muffin top, but the topic of weight is one fraught as much with anxiety, prejudice and stereotypes as much as it is with fat, calories and sugar. Needless, to say the issue of weight is a heavy one. So, how do you handle it when your partner needs to lose a few pounds?
I would like to talk on a myth I hear often and that is the myth of Calories In vs Calories Out = Weight Loss. This one is tricky because, yes, if you eat excessively, you will gain weight, that is not a myth...however, the Calories in vs Calories out is deceptive! We are made up of far more than just calories.
Hooray! Winter is officially over, and spring has arrived. Which means cherry blossoms, the smell of lilacs, the return of the sun…and a torrential downpour of body-shaming ads that would like you to think that you have been a fat lump all winter, and that you are unfit for a swimsuit. Welcome to the beginning of "bikini season."
Santa is allowed to be large and in charge in his red and white suit — he has to eat about a billion cookies every Christmas! But the same can't be said for you, and if you want to stick to your healthy eating habits during the holidays, you can't pig out like Mr. Claus. How Do I Survive The Holidays?!
Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourself warned: If your long-term lover expresses the desire to shed a few pounds, it can only mean one thing. He is planning on leaving you. Wait... what?
Mariah Carey is known for flaunting her curves in short, sparkly mini-dresses, so it's no surprise that the 42-year-old singer immediately dropped her post-baby weight and has snapped back to her svelte self, just months after giving birth to twins. What's sort of sad is how much Mariah hated her body while she was pregnant, despite posing nude for the cover of Life & Style
It's nice to know that even those of us without the physique of Heidi Klum can still find ourselves someone special if we make sure our other attributes are on the up and up. It's no mystery that wealthy men, despite how conventionally imperfect their bodies may be, can score themselves a hot, and frankly, out of their physical league, girlfriend or wife.
In Miss Representation, a new documentary airing tonight on OWN, Jennifer Seibel Newsom probes the distorted way the media portrays women—and how it affects girls. The director tells Jessica Bennett such depictions damage self-image.
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"Glee" star Lea Michele: "I'm a girl who eats … I'll have a big Italian dinner, and I don't give a crap because it makes me happy." We should all be more like Lea Michele!
The recent statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported that about one-third (33.8%) of U.S. adults are obese. That number rises every day, and keeping up with it is more difficult than keeping up with your stocks. I work with the finest bariatric surgeons in the U.S. They are dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in an effort to thwart diseases, and minimize current disease progression. I also run several 12-step food addiction groups in the city of Houston and online in many cities. I talk to morbidly obese patients everyday. I teach them, counsel them, eat with them, and spend endless hours reading their journals. These patients have a story to tell, but we aren’t listening and we continue asking the wrong questions.
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