How often do you get on social media? Ever noticed how it tends to make you feel? While there are A LOT of positive things going on in the Facebook-, Instagram- and Twitter-sphere today, the research is clear: Whether we’re aware of it or not, social media does affect how we feel about ourselves. And, it particularly seems to influence our body confidence. In fact, a study by the Center for Eating Disorders found that among users aged 16-40, 51 percent of people felt more conscious of their body and weight after spending time on Facebook — and more than…

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Repeat: This is not a weight-loss program. via GIPHY After months of doing these Tell It Like It Is episodes and posting about all things sneaky diet culture, we know one thing to be very, very true: You are not your weight. You were put here to do bigger things than worry about dress size, and your health has very little to do with the number on the scale. via GIPHY Okay, fine, that’s three things. But they’re all so important. And they’re what led us to create Love Your Body. Love Your Life, our healthy living IRL online class — with ZERO dieting,…

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This is what we’d like to do to diet culture. via GIPHY And we are BY FAR not alone in this fight. There are a ton of amazing people who we listen to, read, follow, and generally want to high-five every darn day. We’ve already shared a few resources on what diet culture is and how “fit” doesn’t look a certain way, and we’ve had some awesome podcast guests discuss it, too. We’ll be sharing even more resources in the weeks to come, but here are 21 of our fave anti-diet accounts to follow on Instagram. Each of them drop non-dieting…

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We’ve been writing a lot more about diet culture these days. And while a lot of us are on the fad-diets-don’t-work-and-aren’t-worth-it train (choo, choo — and yay, yay!), it’s important to be aware that diet culture is sneaky. And it’s everywhere. And there are loads of ways for it to work its way into our lives (and heads) without us even knowing it — and that’s what we want to dive deeper into right now. Because, not to be dramatic, but this is the stuff that affects our daily lives, choices, and even our self confidence (not to mention our ability…

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Here’s the thing about diet culture: It’s tricky. Oh, so tricky. via GIPHY So tricky that you can truly and honestly believe that you’re not dieting — and instead, you’re certain that you’re just taking steps to being healthier. But — here comes the hard truth — you’re still actually dieting. via GIPHY We know. It’s a mind you-know-what. But the first step of breaking through is acknowledging what’s actually up, so that you can truly bust that pattern. via GIPHY That’s right; info is power! 13 Signs You’re Dieting Without Even Realizing It 1. You can’t seem to break…

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It’s a new year and there are A LOT of click-baity articles out there on what it takes to get healthy and lose weight. And that’s exactly why we want to share our best pieces of weight-loss advice with you now. We pretty much guarantee you haven’t heard them 1,000 times before … 25 Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice and Truths You’ve Never Heard Before Don’t diet. Don’t restrict. Love yourself unconditionally. Make peace with your body. Remember that you’re more than the number on the scale. Keep in mind that weight-loss doesn’t equal happiness. Know that size doesn’t equal health. Size…

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Every year, millions of well-intentioned people set resolutions. via GIPHY Resolutions to get healthy, lose weight, work out regularly, and eat better. via GIPHY And about 80 percent of people who make resolutions give up on them by February. via GIPHY But does this stop us from trying again, and again, and again each time January comes around? via GIPHY Why do we put ourselves through this madness? Why do we keep doing the same thing — and trying the same approach — year after year after year? via GIPHY Is it because we’re stupid? via GIPHY Is it because there’s…

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Comparison. Comparison. Comparison. You probably already know that it’s the thief of joy (we love that quote), but how the heck do you break free from it when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed or you’re doing a workout and all the thoughts and feelings start popping up as to how you stack up against others be it in fitness, motherhood, your career or just life in general? It’s darn near impossible to avoid, but when you start to feel that comparison trap ickness bubble up — and then your thoughts start to spiral down that no-good place — here…

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