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My Road To Recovery From Fitness Modeling

Recovering from any disordered eating struggle will bring situations of discomfort, but you can also find beauty. This is my recovery from fitness Read...
Maddy Moon    |   12.26.16   |   SHARE
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Take the Cake: Sometimes Christmas Feels Like Dieting

On Sunday night, I went on a Christmas tree hunting expedition. The group consisted of: me, BFF Kori, our adoptive son Brad, and his new girlfriend Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.8.16   |   SHARE

Beyond Before & After Week 23: Thanksgiving Edition AKA How To Maintain Your Sanity

I started this column about five times over the weekend. It’s now Monday, 8 AM, and I’m starting it for a sixth time. I have five partially finished Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.21.16   |   SHARE
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On The Subject Of Childhood Dieting

Though it's worth noting that my weight was beginning to become a health concern, I’d never considered my body a “problem” until I heard how doctors Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   10.21.16   |   SHARE
"I’ve learned how to give myself just a little tiny bit more space. I’m not living in a minute-to-minute, food-inspired soap opera in my own head, and each step away from that has given me just enough perspective to start to heal."

I Wasn't Addicted To Food. I Was Addicted to Dieting.

I don’t drink much, and embarrassingly I don’t even know how to smoke, but I do have a tendency to use experiences the way addicts use substances, Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.6.16   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: How Did Body Positive Dieting Become A Thing? 

A couple of weeks ago I got an email that contained a question I never thought I’d be asked. The email was from Bustle’s Marie Southard Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.29.16   |   SHARE

Why Is It So Hard To Imagine Our Lives After Dieting?

Dieting isn’t just a practice; it’s a way of life. What do we do when we don’t have any more calories to count and we have to deal with the wide-open Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
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10 Unhelpful Things People Said To Me When I Regained Lost Weight

“Wow, what happened?” (as eyes glance at my stomach area) What do you mean, “What happened?” When asked this, I sometimes wonder if little Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   07.5.16   |   SHARE