Body Image.

I Am A Fat, Gay Man – And I Finally Love My Body

Frank Colosimo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Frank Colosimo

I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.

Arti Patel

How To Love Every Single Part Of Your Body, Even When It's Tough

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living

Just know that you can learn how to love yourself.

Sharing My Story On #WorldEatingDisordersDay

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

By and large, we live in a diet-obsessed society, so my health nuttiness went unnoticed. Plus, like most individuals with eating disorders, I was a master at hiding all this dysfunctional behaviour for many years. I was also incredibly successful at outwardly presenting a well put-together front when facing the world. I had been a model student, a star employee, a good friend and doting auntie to my young nephews. Until it all came crashing down on me.

Ladies, Skip The 'Fat Talk' With A Dose Of Self-Compassion

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When women get together and have a "fat talk," their feelings of guilt and failure become ever more aggravated, and it gets even harder to overcome obstacles. Being compassionate with oneself and others means to realize that suffering, failure and imperfection are part of our shared human experience

Body Positivity Makes The World A Better And Healthier Place

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Many of us think that hating our bodies can motivate us to change and become healthier, but this mentality can actually produce the opposite effect. This weight-focused approach can lead to short-term weight loss, but most people have trouble maintaining these results and do not necessarily improve their long-term health.

I've Learned To Make Peace With My Body - Sort Of

Maria Calleja | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

I considered my own body issues again recently when I read about Amy Schumer's last sketch where she is trying to buy larger sized clothes at the store. The clerk is alarmed and she is ushered out into a cow pasture where Lena Dunham was sent months earlier when she too asked for a larger size.

The Life Of A Fashion Blogger Isn't As Glamorous As It Looks

Inessa Radostin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

Before I ventured into the now growing market of fashion blogging I was not only unaware of the adventures of strangers but possibly happier for it. I did not think that life could be a series of selfie-taking, beach vacationing, perfect lunch eating scenarios. More so, it never occurred to me that this is what some people called work.

Daisy Ridley's '#NoMakeup' Selfie Has A Very Powerful Message

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Style

She did not wake up like this.

Model Gets Real About Dark Side Of Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Style

Charli Howard was dumped by her agency after being told she was "too big" at a size 2.

The Greatest Challenge For LGBT Muslims Lies Within

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

The greatest challenge to LGBT Muslims does not often stem from the corrupt state or the regressive clergy but rather from their own families and more so from their own selves. After all, statements by power-hungry clerics of a particular sect do not necessarily prevent other Muslims from being true to their beliefs and practices.

Disturbing Trend Sees Girls Measuring Waists With Sheets Of Paper

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Style

WHY?

Alessia Cara Says There Needs To Be Less Photoshop, More Of This

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Style

"I think it's important to show people I'm a regular person and regular people are beautiful too."

Watch The Powerful Body Image Video That's Gone Viral On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Style

It's gotten over 41 million views in just 24 hours.

Overcoming My Eating Disorder Was The Beginning Of A New Life

TamilCulture | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

The one thing I realize now is being beautiful isn't about being skinny or size zero. It's loving every inch and curve of your body and embracing everything about you. If you don't love yourself, the number means nothing. Telling the world my story was the final stage.

Here's What The Ideal Man Looks Like In 19 Different Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Style

Proving perceptions of beauty around the world do, indeed, vary.

The Media Isn't To Blame For The Ruthlessness Of Eating Disorders

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Eating disorders don't care if you're male or female, under 10 years old or over 50 years old. They'll destroy anyone who's ripe for the picking. When I speak at school or to parents about body image, the issue of media manipulation always comes up and for good reason. We are definitely influenced by what we see and hear in our magazines and TV screens, but does the media CAUSE eating disorders? I say no.

The Words That Made Me Embrace My Body Image

Sunday Omony | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style
Sunday Omony

I remember the day my agent told me to lose 2 inches off my hips and that my thighs were getting too big. She suggested that I try yoga to tone down. I was devastated. She didn't see how hard I was trying to be thin. I was dieting and hardly eating just to keep my stick-thin frame. It was then that I decided to give up on modeling because I was ruining my body.

Help Teens Accept Themselves And Their Bodies In 2016

Kids Help Phone | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

By helping their children recognize their inner qualities and focusing on their accomplishments, parents help to teach kids that what is really important about them has nothing to do with their size, shape, or weight. This creates an environment that promotes self-acceptance and positive self-esteem.

A Dietitian's 10 Tips To Using Social Media For Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Focus on what your body can do, not how it looks. Why not post what you're doing for your health or what brings you joy rather than how you look? Talk about health rather than size.

Models Hit The Street In Lingerie To Address Body Diversity

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Style

"Nobody's perfect and that's what makes us special."

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

Is Social Media Destroying Your Body Image?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?

Let's Stop Body Shaming Skinny Girls

Heather Magee | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

I have a beautiful network of girlfriends, each unique in her shape, size and sex appeal. Some of them are naturally thin. Some of them are incredibly fit. Some of them even struggle to put weight on. Does that mean they deserve a little public jeering because they don't struggle to maintain a certain dress size?

This VS Model Has Some Issues With Gigi Hadid's Mission To Take Down Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Style

Real (model) talk.

This Too-Skinny Mannequin Is Causing Outrage On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Style

"This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible."