Stop Playing Diet-Binge Ping Pong!

How many times have you gone “on” a diet and then “off”? You know, that all-or-nothing thinking. It’s also called black and white thinking. Deep in your heart, you know that – DIETS DON’T WORK AS LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS. You’ll most likely lose the weight. But you will eventually gain it all back – plus more!…

Body Image and Fat Talk

“I’m tired of the way women talk so much about food, diet and fitness issues,” Cindy said.  She sipped her chai tea Starbucks latte as she played with the wrapper from the straw. “I know, ” I said. “Sometimes I wonder if women could go a whole week without talking about                  diets,                                     workout plans, calories, fat…

Body Image and Fat Talk

“I’m tired of the way women talk so much about food, diet and fitness issues,” Cindy said.  She sipped her chai tea Starbucks latte as she played with the wrapper from the straw. “I know, ” I said. “Sometimes I wonder if women could go a whole week without talking about                  diets,                                     workout plans, calories, fat…

Body Image and Thoughts: Stop the Stinking Thinking!

I had a professor who once said, “Trying to control your mind is like trying to control a room full of drunken monkeys.”  When it comes to your own body image, I bet you understand.  How often have you had negative thoughts  such as: What size of clothes does that person wear?  She’s probably a…

Body Image and Comparison

Two teen-aged girls stood in front of me in the Costco snack bar line.  “Am I fatter or skinnier than the girl in front of the line with the True Religion jeans?”  the blonde asked the brunette.  “Hmmm…I don’t really know.  It’s pretty hard to tell because you both look kind of about the same…