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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

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

Always feel good about my body until I try on the
Updated 2/11/2016 10:41:47 AM

Always feel good about my body until I try on the cute new swimsuits. Now I'm discouraged....  Read more

I use beach body workouts mostly Shawn T. I need a
Updated 2/11/2016 10:29:32 AM

I use beach body workouts mostly Shawn T. I need a partner! Two weeks ago I lost six pounds then I lost motivation my reason I want accountability!!! Can you help me?...  Read more

The first body change I've noticed? My hands look
Updated 2/10/2016 9:35:07 PM

The first body change I've noticed? My hands look smaller! LOL I even painted my nails. :)...  Read more

Is it possible that my body has become adapted to
Updated 2/10/2016 8:48:40 PM

Is it possible that my body has become adapted to my diet and schedule, which is why I am not losing weight? I am not gaining any but I am still 60 lbs overweight. Help? Advice? Temporary diet to get past the plateau?...  Read more

It's going to depend a lot on your body compositio
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It's going to depend a lot on your body composition and what not. I have 148 set as my tentative goal just for now, but as I get closer I'll definitely re-asses. Much more worried about my tone and how my body looks versus a number. Good luck! :)...  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