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Media Body Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Media Body Image.

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

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

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

16" down all over body, 4" to go till i hit my fir
Updated 11/20/2015 2:04:37 PM

16" down all over body, 4" to go till i hit my first goal! :)...  Read more

Upper body day!! 50 mins elliptical, 30 mins tread
Updated 11/20/2015 3:56:22 PM

Upper body day!! 50 mins elliptical, 30 mins treadmill and 35 mins of free weights. I'm actually sticking to it! I also hit my 10k step goal before noon!!! Yeehaw!!! 😅 Have a fantastically healthy day, y'all!...  Read more

Best exercise for my body type?
Updated 11/21/2015 7:48:48 AM

As per the title, I am wondering what sort of exercise is best for my body type. I am an ectomorph, 6ft 3inches (190cm) and 11st (70kg). The two main exercise goals are of course weight loss or weight gain, however I do not feel I fit into eith...  Read more

My body doesn't do well with whole grains or whole
Updated 11/19/2015 10:47:59 PM

My body doesn't do well with whole grains or whole wheat anything. Any suggestions on other healthy grain sources...  Read more

Vader, your body needs food and proper nutrition t

Vader, your body needs food and proper nutrition to lose weight. That's hard to believe sometimes, but it's true. Try using Spark's calorie range that was set up for you upon registration, and Spark suggested meal plans to start out....  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