Why does our culture love to hate people with excess weight?

It’s no secret that our culture strongly discourages excess weight. I would say in the more recent years however it’s gone to a place that is more unhealthy then the perceived health problems associated with weight. Let’s first make the distinction between health and weight. Contrary to what most experts say I teach and truly…

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Planning for the Results You Want in Your Body and Life

One of my favorite things to do in December is to sit down and plan the following year. To some of you this may sound overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. One of the tools I’ve been using each year is Leonie’s “Create Your Incredible Year Life + Biz planners”. This literally walks you through…

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The Venus Project – Classic Beauties Photoshopped into Today’s “Ideal Body”

It’s no secret that our idea of what a beautiful body is has transformed over the years. When we look at beautiful paintings from many, many years ago you see women who average around a size 8-10 from my perception. These women aren’t perfect, they have fat, they have rounder, softer bodies and they are…

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What if Mother Teresa was A Cover Girl? (Inspired by The Dove Evolution)

On my quest to show how important body image is to our weight I was turned on this video where Dove shows the evolution of a woman from the beginning of the day to being on a billboard. See the before and after below: At the end of the video they say, “No wonder our…

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The Toxicity of Photoshop on Our Body Image

A dear friend posted this article/video called “Who IS that girl? Time-lapse video shows the radical effect of Photoshop on a model’s body” where they show you in real time what goes into a photo shoot. They show a normal looking woman get completely transformed. First with makeup/hair/lighting and then with the magic effects of…

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The video that brought me to tears: Real Beauty Sketches by Dove

I write this blog as tears stream down my face after watching this video. I don’t consider myself a very emotional person. In fact, just last year I was completely numb to all emotions as I coped with the most challenging year of my life. And I’ve been hit by 5 cars so that should…

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What is your body image doing to your body?

I’m not going to lie, most of the time the media is disgusting. Magazines that take pictures of celebrities cellulite and double chins. And then circles them with red pen with arrows. Meanwhile it’s just the way that person is sitting or leaning.. and even if it isn’t.. what gives you the right? There is…

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Don’t throw away Your Bread Just yet…

You are ready to admit the truth You really, really, really, really want to release the excess weight and you are willing to “do what it takes” as they say. And when you say the words “do what it takes” to yourself you cringe a little, thinking about how much it sucks to dump chocolate…

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Let Go to Finally Live

This is not your first rodeo. You’ve been here many of times. And as you look at yourself in the mirror you just know there is more to losing weight then moving more and eating less, yet you still aren’t sure exactly what that is. You realize that weight is protection so it probably has…

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Secrets From The Scale: Go From Meltdown to Masterful in 5 Easy Steps

Your alarm goes off and as you rub the sleep out of your eyes you decide that today will be the day. Today you will get on that scale and it will go down. You have been eating around 1500 calories for 30 complete days. You have been to the gym 6 days a week…

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