How I Learned to Love My Body post image

Nothing drives me more crazy than listening to women complain about their bodies.  Like seriously, I have a visceral reaction whenever I hear phrases like “My thighs are too fat.” “I’m only eating celery this week because I have a big date.” Not only do you sound ridiculous when you speak like this, but what exactly are you expecting from your friends when you speak like this?

I was always that pudgy wannabe athletic kid.  Although I played outside frequently and, in middle/high school played two seasons of sports,  I was always a little pudgy because I loved food.

Later on during my first job, with the help of sales reps who wanted me to buy stuff off of them, I developed a penchant for wine, fine dining, and drinking into the wee hours several times a week. Before I knew it my 5’6 frame was carrying close to 200 pounds.  In the years that followed, like many women, I developed a hatred for my body: punishing it with extreme diets, juice fasts, over training, over eating, and self-loathing whenever I looked at myself in the mirror.

Over the last ten years I’ve been down to my lowest of 145 pounds because of the Master Cleanse: living off of lemon water and giving myself reverse enemas with salt water twice daily, to tipping the scale at nearly 200 because of foie gras at lunch, beer during happy hour, and the comfort of General Tso after a hard day of drinking, when my activity level was that of a sloth.

And in each of those times of extreme thinness or fatness I always found something wrong with my body.

I no longer live like that.  In my 30+ years on the planet, I’ve found ways that make me love my body. Here they are:

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Popping Pills: The Truth About Meds and Supplements When It Comes to Your Health post image

As a pharmacy student, the past six years of my life have been dedicated to learning about prescriptions and over the counter medications. Today, we are constantly exposed to drug advertisements, groundbreaking new treatments, and friends claiming a supplement changed their lives. The article below shares important information about the risks and benefits of using medications and supplements to improve your health. [continue reading…]

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Gift Ideas For Boyfriends: 10 Ideas For Even The Pickiest Of Guys – Your Tango

7 Ways You’re Putting Your Health on the Back Burner – Her Campus

Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities Challenge Fashion Industry’s Definition of  “The Perfect Body” – The Frisky

How to Stay Happy in the Winter – Refinery29

10 Unique Gifts Your Entire Family Will Love – Your Tango

5 Ways Your Social Life is Making You Fat post image

 If you’re like me, you love a fun night out with friends or a spontaneous weekend getaway. However, these activities can have a detrimental effect on your healthy lifestyle and leave you feeling guilty about your excessive splurges.

Read on for five ways your social life can be packing on the pounds and solutions to help you stay fit without sacrificing the fun.

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The 10 Best Things About Non-Boyfriends (Illustrated in GIFs) – The Frisky

What it Takes to be a Great Girlfriend – Your Tango

Introducing FOBU: The Fear of Breaking Up – How About We

20 healthier Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth – Her Campus

Chinese Woman Stages Her Own Funeral While Alive So She Could “Enjoy It” – The Frisky


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