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I’m fat, and it’s no judgment

I’m fat, and it’s no judgment

By Body Image Staff I’m fat. When I said this to my sister a few years ago she practically fell over herself trying to tell me I wasn’t. She insisted I was just a big boned guy and very handsome. I never said I wasn’t handsome. I just said I was fat. Here’s the thing,...

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Stories about weight loss are too good to be true

Stories about weight loss are too good to be true

By Body Image Staff This week I saw a story on CNN way down at the bottom of their webpage. It was titled “Intermittent fasting and a new passion helped him lose 95 pounds.” After a day it was at the middle of the page. By day two it was top story beating out all the...

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What Treatment Looks Like For Bulimia Disorder

What Treatment Looks Like For Bulimia Disorder

The thoughts of food can consume every aspect, minute, and ounce of energy of the day for someone with an eating disorder (ED). That fixation on food, weight and shape can be a way to avoid focusing on the other anxieties of life. It becomes a way to cope. Eventually...

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

If you’re like many people, you might think, “What’s wrong with being a perfectionist?” Perfection can easily be confused with having high standards but they're not the same. High standards can be productive, healthy, and good for your self-esteem. However,...

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Eight Secrets to Cultivating Self-Acceptance

”You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”  - Louise Hay Experiencing feelings of shame and worthlessness can have a huge impact on our lives. It can create anxieties and hold us back from...

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