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: Fighting the Lies of the Body Image Bandit

What do you do when the Body Image Bandit bites? For example, let’s say you’re waiting in line at Starbucks. You notice the woman waiting in line ahead of you. She is probably a Zumba queen, and could easily model jeans on a billboard. You pinch your “muffin top” and sigh. But wait. You can…

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, Self-Talk, and the Diet On/Off Switch

Have you noticed that women often sprinkle conversations with comments such as: “I really need to lose weight!” “Do these jeans make my butt look big?” “I can’t buy cute clothes until I’m (drum roll, please)…skinny!” Comments such as these only help perpetuate what I call the Ferocious Foursome, which include:  dieting, bingeing, over exercising,…

Body Image: How to Develop a Healthy Body Image

By now, if you have been following this blog for long, you understand that issues with food, weight, and body image are much more about your heart and your story than food and weight.  Let me say it again:  It is NOT about food!  It is about your heart and your story.  Until you work…