Olympic gold medalist and famously beautiful skier Lindsey Vonn might be injured, but she’s still got it. By it, I mean a highly competitive spirit. The gifted athlete is featured in the March issue of to Self Magazine and her interview proves that she is both human and kind of a jerk. More
While we are all fully aware that photoshop can completely change how people look, often for the worst, it’s not the only culprit in warping our collective body image. More
With all eyes on Arrested Development on this week’s Internet, Portia de Rossi has garnered a fair amount of chatter, owing mostly to how different her character, Lindsay Bluth-Funke, looks in the new season. And into every discussion of lightened eyebrows, bad wigs and possible plastic surgery, someone inevitably unfavorably mentions her size. More
A minor uproar has arisen over the latest cover of T, The New York Times‘ style magazine. Apparently, it has offended the delicate sensibilities of NYT readers from Westport to Park Slope because it features a thin, young-looking model wearing vaguely bondage-inspired things. That’s right: they are mad at a fashion magazine for printing photos of a fashion model. Who is wearing fashion. More
Kendall Jenner said in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar that her body is often criticized for being “too thin.” More
Have you been following the Paleo diet’s massive success? It’s charted over on Buzzfeed, and it has apparently crushed diets like “gluten free” or “atkins” or “being vegan which I know is not really a diet, I know that” in popularity. The only thing that remains more popular is cupcakes. The diet dictates that you should eat the food eaten by our cavemen ancestors. Their website states:
These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.
I’ve been speculating on why this is so appealing to people, and this is what I’ve got.
A restaurant called Steam has recently popped up that promises that none of its meals will cause diners to gain weight. The meals promise to be calorie neutral. So… diners will only be dining on celery sticks flavored with their own tears? Not really. The menu sounds great, and encompasses dishes like: More
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It is the obsession of Tumblrs and Twitters and blogs everywhere: the thigh gap, that elusive couple of inches between the upper thighs that most models possess and, apparently, much of the public wants to attain. More
I guess if you have been sitting around thinking “how can I eat food that would leave me starving to death were it all I ate” there is now an answer! Zero calorie noodles. Zero Noodles are what you’ve been looking for. More
“You look so skinny,” my friends would eagerly say to me. It was the end of summer after I had spent nearly 3 months running 5 miles each morning and obsessively counting calories. I was still throwing up on occasion, but I was also attempting to lose weight “healthily” though there was obviously nothing healthy about my behavior.
After just 10 weeks, I had managed to go from 150 pounds to 120, reducing my size from a 10/12 to a 6 (or 4, depending on the store). At 5’7″, 120 is just on the “normal” side of the medical spectrum, but I did not look like my normal self. More
Grazia‘s “Happy Body Issue” seems to prefer discussing what she’s actually unhappy about rather than positive things about her self image. That doesn’t sound all-too-happy to me. More
Did you eat approximately 10 pounds of baked goods this holiday season? There is no shame in that! I mean, I don’t know, maybe if you ate them all at once there is a little shame. But would you like to lose all the weight without ever working out? More