anastasia amour body image psychology photo-1457041106502-b6eb79642afdFellow introverts, can I get a hollaaaa?
Here’s how to avoid FOMO when you want to stay by yourself all the time.

What does feminism have to do with ED recovery?
Answer: everything.

Yet another reason to add to the pile of 1 trillion reasons why ‘The Biggest Loser’ is fucking awful and just needs to die already.

The results, the researchers said, were stunning. They showed just how hard the body fights back against weight loss.

“It is frightening and amazing,” said Dr. Hall, an expert on metabolism at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. “I am just blown away.”

It has to do with resting metabolism, which determines how many calories a person burns when at rest. When the show began, the contestants, though hugely overweight, had normal metabolisms for their size, meaning they were burning a normal number of calories for people of their weight. When it ended, their metabolisms had slowed radically and their bodies were not burning enough calories to maintain their thinner sizes.

Researchers knew that just about anyone who deliberately loses weight — even if they start at a normal weight or even underweight — will have a slower metabolism when the diet ends. So they were not surprised to see that “The Biggest Loser” contestants had slow metabolisms when the show ended.

What shocked the researchers was what happened next: As the years went by and the numbers on the scale climbed, the contestants’ metabolisms did not recover. They became even slower, and the pounds kept piling on. It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight.

On the glamorisation of female mental illness.
And I can tell you first hand, Lena Dunham nails it.

Using tattoos as part of your recovery.
They’re not for everyone, and I certainly thought I’d never be “a tattoo person” but here we are, I now have 3 and they’ve been a wonderful part of my journey in staying recovered!

Your “concern” for your fat friend’s health.
An interesting read!

How I stopped letting my body’s sexual value determine my self-image.
Warning: Talk of unsolicited erection interactions ahead.

“Help! My daughter thinks she’s fat!”
Compulsory reading for anyone with kids.

Sugar isn’t the problem.
And unless your body has a specific, diagnosed issue metabolising sugars, it’s not something that you should eliminate based on a trend.

I love the idea of these workouts!

“This sequence is meant to give you the power to turn your attention to what you want—whether it’s a physical or mental change.”

“I underwent surgery for my body dysmorphia and I wish I hadn’t.”
Powerful stuff.

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