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Body Image Media Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Image Media.

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Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

When Mom & Dad Diet: Talking to Kids About Weight Loss

It's a philosophy that's repeated time and time again: Healthy habits start at home. And it's true—taking steps towards positive lifestyle changes in the pursuit of weight loss and overall health in the home are among the most rewar...  Read more

Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation

“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” If this s...  Read more

My body is telling me to take a break from the gym
Updated 6/25/2016 7:57:33 AM

My body is telling me to take a break from the gym this morning. I've been there for 14 days straight. It's going to be hard to listen to body but it's what I need...  Read more

So I've cut back on dairy and have "refed" my body
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So I've cut back on dairy and have "refed" my body this week. Still no results but I will not give up. I've discovered pork rinds -- satisfies my "crunch" cravings. Feel really good with little to no inflammation and puffiness....  Read more

I did lower body yesterday and upper body today. C
Updated 6/23/2016 1:52:40 PM

I did lower body yesterday and upper body today. Cardio both days and boy am I feeling it.. My legs are sore...  Read more

#workitwednesday just did 21 day fix full body car
Updated 6/22/2016 2:42:40 PM

#workitwednesday just did 21 day fix full body cardio. And later, Boot camp at the gym!...  Read more

I has a cheat meal. One medium pizza. Haven't eate
Updated 6/23/2016 5:17:07 AM

I has a cheat meal. One medium pizza. Haven't eaten pizza in over a month. My stomach is paying for it now....  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Eating Right

When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro...  Read more

Spark Nebraska The Official Team

Nebraska residents (statewide) looking to motivate and get motivated to get fit, stay fit, and/or lose their extra weight. (Click on team image)...  Read more

Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational

Warning: The images and words in this post could be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder. "Strong is the new skinny." "When I exercise, I wear all black because it's like a funeral for my fat.""Skinny...  Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae from Weight Watchers Smart Ones

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff. No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety o...  Read more

Young Girls Poor Body Image- Media or Parents?

While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture...  Read more