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Girls And Body Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Girls And Body Image.

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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

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

A Teen's Guide to Weight and Body Confidence

As a teen, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. You might be worried about gaining too much weight, or just feel awkward of self-conscious about how you look. SparkTeens cares about you and your body...  Read more

58 Reasons to Feel Good about Your Body (at Any Size!)

One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei...  Read more

Recognizing Eating Disorders and Getting Help

Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them....  Read more

Trying to get that summer body i've always wanted!
Updated 6/26/2016 1:16:53 PM

Trying to get that summer body i've always wanted!...  Read more

It's true when they say your body will let you know when it needs rest. Mine sure did today after go
Updated 6/25/2016 8:00:57 PM

It's true when they say your body will let you know when it needs rest. Mine sure did today after going strong at the gym for 14 days straight(not all was a hard workout) you really have to listen to it....  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

Hi ,my name is shilan ,I'm Kurdish girl,who have a hard time with weight, my problem began when my h
Updated 6/24/2016 8:31:51 AM

Hi ,my name is shilan ,I'm Kurdish girl,who have a hard time with weight, my problem began when my hormones change d ,very difficult time was i have, u changing from s small size to 3xl is so painful, i hope i can becam to xl in one month...xoxo...  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

The Pressure To Be Thin Is Starting Sooner

Growing up, I remember seeing girls at the local swimming club and wondering why I didn't look like them. I never had a big weight problem (just a stubborn belly that has carried through to my adulthood), but my mom was a constant dieter and there w...  Read more

Pump It Up: 5 Fun Fitness Tracks for Your iPod

As a fitness instructor, I spend a lot of time listening to music, searching for new (and old) songs I can add to my Spinning classes or listen to while I run. I can't emphasize enough how important music is to my workouts—it really motivates me to g...  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

Little Girls and Body Image

It's a great thing to realize you don't have to be embarrassed about your body. It doesn't actually make it all that much easier to overcome those society-ingrained fears of an imperfect appearance, but it at least makes you think more about wher...  Read more