Tag: body image

Guest Post: 6 Ways I’m Going to Love my Body by Kat

Nobody is as fervent as a recent convert, right? I quit dieting for good about a year ago and yes, I want everyone to know about it. I want to sing it from the roof, tell the lady on the bus and mention it at dinner parties. For me, learning about the true failure rate of any diet plan, exercise regime or lifestyle change was liberating. I can remember the…

Guest Post: The Consequences of Going Gray by Brynn

Today’s guest post touches on a thorny issue: to what extent should we allow society to dictate the way we look? It’s a fine line to walk. Many of my favourite books on intuitive eating are eschewed by fat activists because the final goal is still weight loss. I’m still kind of on the fence: although I support your right to carry as much body fat as you want, I…

Guest Video: Making Friends with your Body by Fiona

This week we have a guest video, which I’m introducing with my first ever vlog… seems like Body Positive January 2016 is all about pushing my own boundaries! And here is the guest video, Befriending the Body by my lovely friend Fiona who blogs over on Trim Tab Tao. If you want to keep up to date with Body Positive January throughout the month I suggest you follow me on Twitter…

Guest Post: Happy Feet by Charlene

Just like Charlene, today’s guest blogger, I have ugly feet. And I used to hate them. I remember comparing feet with a friend in my tweens: who’s feet looked better naked, who’s were better with socks. Mine lost on both counts and that night I tied them up with bandages in the hope of making them smoother and sleeker. One of my biggest realisations over the past year  is that weight…

Guest Post: Body Image and Kids – Choosing the Right Words by Kylie

It’s taken me a long time to realise that the way we talk about food and weight is just a bit crazy. We categorize food as good and bad (rather than delicious or tasteless), we are terrified of being called fat (as if it were a moral issue rather than a physical feature) and we constantly justify our hunger (“I had such a small breakfast, you know”). Perhaps I shouldn’t say we. I…

Book review: How to Have your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too

I can remember exactly how the latest installment of my journey towards body acceptance started. Our family was living on a beautiful farm in the middle of nowhere in Portugal and we’d just had friends and family to visit. Life was in a bit of a turmoil as we weren’t sure whether to stay in the countryside or move back to the city (and beach), baby boy was going through a sleep…