Thursday, June 21, 2012

Accepting your Body Image: Others who have struggled

Photo Credit: Snakkle

We've been discussing body image and I've shared about my situation and everyone has been very understanding and I've appreciated the comments.

Today I watched a repeat episode on Anderson.  The show had a portion of it dedicated to interviewing Tracey Gold and her struggle and I want to share some of it here and what she did with what happened to her and how she reached out to others and then tomorrow we wrap up the blog series with the public reaction to it Tracey Gold's show and what America is doing to get Healthy!

What Tracey Gold Tells Her Kids About Body Image

Thursday, June 21, 2012 5:00AM

"Growing Pains" star Tracey Gold battled anorexia for years, going on extreme diets, eventually losing control and plummeting to a fragile 80 pounds.
Today, Tracey is healthy and knows it's important to raise her four boys with a healthy body image.
"When you're raising boys, the body image thing isn't as prevalent as it is with girls," says Tracey. "But the thing that I always teach them is kindness in their words."
She continues, "You treat other people as you would want to be treated. If you say something, even though it may not mean something to you, it could really impact somebody, and you need to know that."

(continue to read and watch her story)

Warning Signs of a Disorder

Photo Credit: HealthandNutritionExperts

Tips for Preventing Negative Body Image

Tips for Raising Children with a Healthy Outlook

How to Approach Someone with An Eating Disorder

Tomorrow:  The Reactions to Tracey Gold's LifeTime Show and What America is doing to get Healthy!
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