Why Strong is Not the New Skinny: "replacing one “ideal” physical characteristic with another does nothing to solve the problem of body dissatisfaction"
Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece: "Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it's all you've got to offer the world. Your body is not your art, it's your paintbrush...YOU HAVE A PAINTBRUSH which can be used to transfer your insides onto the canvas of your life -- where others can see it and be inspired and comforted by it."
Celebrating the "After": (This was written by my amazing Embody co-chair Sarah. She's super cool. <3) "...these “before” pictures are dangerous. They’re selling the exact message that NEDA Week is working against – that weight and appearance is the best measure of your health and happiness. They reduce the severity of an eating disorder down to one’s weight and size."
The Problem with 'Fat Talk': "Fat talk does not motivate women to make healthier choices or take care of their bodies; in fact, the feelings of shame it brings about tend to encourage the opposite."
Bonus: A Dietician's Take on Shakeology. Tveen is an AMAZING coach and I'm so glad to have her on our team. Getting to hear her perspective on Shakeology was really interesting. Go check it out!
Double bonus (in honor of March Madness--go Heels!): Middle-aged women impacted by eating disorders I thought this was really fascinating and had no idea about some of the statistics this article shared. That said: eating disorders do not discriminate.