February 18 - 24, 2018
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Articles and Blogs
Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about body image
by Anthony Penington
"Body dissatisfaction is.... a key symptom of a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). People with BDD develop obsessive concerns with particular aspects of their appearance, including features others perceive as normal.”
Why I Won’t Ever Identify As Recovered.
by Dr Maria Paredes
"Recovery is hard. Period. Recovery in a culture that promotes disordered eating and inequality of bodies is even harder.”
288-Lb. Woman Becomes Heaviest to Run a Marathon and Aims for Ironman: 'It's About Visibility'
by Julie Mazziotta
"Nobody of any size is obligated to participate in fitness, but I think that we should all be welcomed”
Weight Watchers is Targeting Teens with Their Game
by Kari Anderson
"Weight Watchers may call this free teen program a “wellness initiative,” but like Candy Crush, Smurfs’ Village, and other “freemium” (link is external) games that draw you in then charge you for upgrades and new levels, it’s really big business. The draw of someday finally “winning” the weight game will no doubt keep business thriving for WW stock holders for years to come—at the emotional, physical, and mental expense of our kids."
When you know better,
by Michelle May, M.D.
"updating my books has been a humbling reminder that we are all in process, and that change takes time.”
How to talk about body image issues when you're not fat
by Dawy Rkasnuam
“Given the negative body talk we’ve been exposed to since childhood, it’s inevitable for us to have issues with our body image—even if we are not fat.”