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Media Body Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Media Body Image.

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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

Got off track (again) and gained 6lbs but my body
Updated 6/20/2016 1:45:35 PM

Got off track (again) and gained 6lbs but my body fat stayed the same at least. Wish this wasn't so hard. Time to refocus!...  Read more

Being kind to myself and listening to my body it i
Updated 6/24/2016 5:48:35 PM

Being kind to myself and listening to my body it is sore and feeling drained so taking day off from strength training...  Read more

Did anyone ever hit a plateau where your body was
Updated 6/18/2016 3:38:58 PM

Did anyone ever hit a plateau where your body was just hanging on to the weight for dear life? I only need to lose 16 lbs more to hit my goal but my weight is just stuck and refusing to move even though I'm sticking to the proper calories....  Read more

I'm getting real frustrated with my body. I'm not
Updated 6/16/2016 6:52:06 PM

I'm getting real frustrated with my body. I'm not dropping weight, I barely have time to work out so it constantly feels like I'm failing & I've now got people close to me telling me I need to diet and lose weight. It sucks when you're already trying...  Read more

I'm getting real frustrated with my body. I'm not
Updated 6/16/2016 7:39:31 PM

I'm getting real frustrated with my body. I'm not dropping weight, I barely have time to work out so it constantly feels like I'm failing & I've now got people close to me telling me I need to diet and lose weight. It sucks when you're already trying...  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