3/17/173/17/17 When Lena Dunham attended the opening of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s new studio in New York City, she rocked a grey workout tank top, fun patterned leggings, and a huge smile. It wasn’t long before many took to social media to comment on her appearance, namely, her weight. Dunham explained at the event why she has been working out with Anderson so much lately. Spoiler alert: It’s not because she wanted to shed a few pounds. “I came to her and was like, ‘I have endometriosis, I have chronic physical pain, I just want to feel stronger I just want to have a stronger core, I want to feel like I have more power throughout my day, how do[…]

From the moment we were introduced to Kate, Chrissy Metz’s character on the new hit series This Is Us, we were moved by her candid struggle to lose weight. We’ve found ourselves rooting for her success episode after episode. Chrissy been very open about how her character’s struggle to lose weight parallels her own personal life, and now she’s discussing her realistic body goals and her fears about her weight. In a new interview with Marie Claire, the 36-year-old actress reveals that she may call herself a lot of things — e.g., “overweight,” “big,” and “plus-size” — but “fat” is not something she likes to think of herself as. “I do want to lose weight,” Chrissy said. “But not because[…]

3/08/173/08/17 “I’m what Hollywood calls very fat,” Amy Schumer said in her Netflix stand-up Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, which debuted Tuesday. “Somebody, like, explained to me, ‘Just so you know, Amy, no pressure, but if you weigh over 140 pounds, it will hurt people’s eyes.’” She even remarked on how she doesn’t feel comfortable with her body when she’s thinner, saying that after losing weight for Trainwreck, she looked “stupid,” saying, “I look very stupid skinny. My dumb head stays the same size but then my body, like, shrivels.” In fact, Amy was so unhappy with how her body looked, that after the movie she “revenge ate” to get back to her normal weight. This isn’t the first time[…]

“I know this is basically all carbs but . . . ” I stopped myself mid-sentence when I realized I was trying to justify my food to someone else. I had ordered a gluten-free banana almond butter toast with local honey and cinnamon from Project Juice — a seemingly very healthy meal — but found myself borderline self-shaming for my “indulgent” choice in a carb-laden breakfast. Pause for a moment: raise your hand if you’ve ever made yourself feel bad about a food choice, regardless of what that choice was. Raise your hand again if you’ve justified what you were eating to someone else, or have been ashamed of what you’ve ordered or eaten in the company of friends. This[…]

What Is the Boycott the Before Challenge? | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box Why Some Women Believe the “Before” Photo Needs to Go Beginner Fitness Tips Strength vs. Cardio — Here’s How You Should Structure Your Workout Beer A Calorie Comparison of Your Favorite Beers Healthy Eating Tips 10 Nutrition Mistakes Vegans Make (and How to Fix Them) 3/04/173/04/17 In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a #BoycottTheBefore challenge was started to encourage people to stop sharing the “before” photo comparing themselves to the past and instead embrace how far they’ve come. In lieu of the challenge, model and body-positive queen Iskra Lawrence is explaining what it means to her and why she’s not against[…]

What Is the Boycott the Before Challenge? | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box If You’ve Struggled With an Eating Disorder, Iskra Lawrence Wants You to Celebrate Your Journey Beginner Fitness Tips Are Your Workouts Too Intense? The Pros and Cons of HIIT Beginner Fitness Tips Strength vs. Cardio — Here’s How You Should Structure Your Workout Detoxes Giving Up and Gaining Health: Benefits of Lent 3/01/173/01/17 In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a #BoycottTheBefore challenge was started to encourage people to stop sharing the “before” photo comparing themselves to the past and instead embrace how far they’ve come. In lieu of the challenge, model and body-positive queen Iskra Lawrence is explaining what it means[…]

Curvy. Thick. Voluptuous. These are all words I’ve been hearing people call me for most of my life, and in my younger years, they all felt like an insult every single time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been just a little bit chubby. I was a chubby kid and a thick teenager, and now I’m a curvy woman. In high school, I was incredibly healthy. I was too busy to eat too much and didn’t have any interest in crappy food. I was a year-round cheerleader, so I had practice (which included running, weight-lifting, and tumbling) two hours a day, five days a week, in addition to basketball games, football games, and cheerleading competitions. I was strong,[…]

2/27/172/27/17 For those suffering from life-threatening eating disorders, a new hope comes from a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS). This FDA-approved treatment has historically been used for neurological disorders (primarily involving physical tremors); a study in the Annual Review of Neuroscience said this treatment has a “dramatic clinical benefit” for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and depression. Another study said it may be “the most significant single advance in decades in the treatment of neurological disorders.” Now, researchers are looking to DBS as a treatment for anorexia recovery. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure that implants a “brain pacemaker” (electrodes) into the brain (the particular area of the brain in which the electrodes are inserted is dependent on what the patient’s symptoms are).[…]

During the last few months of 2016, I gained about 10 pounds, an amount that would send some people into a tizzy if they gained it over the course of an entire year. But I did it in a mere three months, my body noticeably transitioning to an entire pant size higher. In January, I found myself in a spot where I was able to get back on track, and it didn’t have anything to do with the whole New Year’s resolution obsession thing. When I mention the return of my gym-going, roasted-broccoli-eating habits to others, some immediately say, “Oh, I know (patting tummy) where you’re coming from. The holidays were so hard with all that food around, right? Then[…]