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  • Woman outraged by sign 'greeting' people in community: 'Tired of being fat and ugly? Hit the gym and just be ugly'

    A community center is under fire on social media for displaying a sign that some think "perpetuates body-shaming culture."

  • 'Fatphobic' article criticizing Nike's plus-sized mannequins slammed by body-positive activists

    Body positive activists Jameela Jamil and Iskra Lawrence are pushing back after a UK columnist characterized Nike's new plus-size mannequins as a "dangerous lie."

  • For this curvy influencer, identifying as plus-size was 'like coming out to myself'

    At the end of the day, says curvy influencer CeCe Olisa, "I’m the person that really matters. So even if [all my followers] all think I’m great, if I don’t, then that’s a problem."

  • Low-fat diets could increase your risk of an early death

    A study has found that high-fat diets are associated with a lower mortality risk.

  • 10 healthy (and delicious) Christmas food swaps

    Christmas is certainly the time for indulgence – gifts, wines, food, you name it. However, the last thing on that list can cause rather a lot of anxiety for those of us that don’t fancy breaking our healthy lifestyles and putting on a few pounds in the festive season. And while you could bypass Christmas dinner (and all those extra treats) altogether, there’s absolutely no need to. Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at Superfooduk.com, told us which healthier foods you can swap each Christmas item with without compromising on taste.

  • Canola Oil Might Help You Target and Burn Belly Fat, Study Suggests

    Participants had trimmer middles in as few as four weeks!

  • Cheese lovers, rejoice: High-fat cheese may be good for you

    Scientists in the US studied how a diet including high-fat cheese affects our cholesterol, and found that people who consumed it on a daily basis had increased levels of ‘good’ cholesterol, but regular levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol. For 12 weeks, researchers from the University of Copenhagen split 100 people into three groups, monitoring their eating patterns. HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol is considered to be so as it carries cholesterol away from the cells and back to the liver, to be broken down or passed out of the body as waste.

  • Egyptian TV Suspends Female Presenters And Orders Them To Lose Weight

    Female presenters on Egyptian TV have been ordered to lose weight or be taken off air. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has told the women they have one month to slim down. The controversial move has been widely condemned by women’s groups and by the presenters themselves.

  • Why Your Daily Sandwich Could Be Derailing Your Diet

    If you’re grabbing lunch on the hop, or having an in-office bite at your desk, chances are you’ll turn to the humble sandwich. The research published in Public Health and reported by Delish revealed that people who eat sandwiches are consuming around 100 calories more than normal. Live Science also reports that being a regular sandwich consumer tends to mean you’re eating less in the way of veg.

  • Avoiding saturated fats will actually make you live longer, says new study

    This study is one of the most extensive bodies of research to date on dietary fats and their impact on health. Trans fats, which are found in foods like french fries, doughnuts and pizza, unsurprisingly had the most negative impact on health. On the other hand, consuming larger quantities of unsaturated fats – found in foods like nuts, avocados and olive oil – was associated with an 11 to 19 per cent lower risk of premature death.

  • Expectant mom shuts down pregnancy body shamers by comparing bumps with Tess Holliday

    A photo posted by Brittany Aäe (@__magneticnorth__) on May 31, 2016 at 5:55pm PDT A few weeks ago endurance athlete Brittany Aäe (right) compared her 39-week baby bump with that of another expectant mom - plus-sized model Tess Holliday (left). While Holliday’s pregnancy was two weeks behind Aäe when the photos were taken, the difference is obvious – and body shamers wasted no time pointing it out. A photo posted by Brittany Aäe (@__magneticnorth__) on May 1, 2016 at 9:21am PDT Aäe was criticized for her rigorous training routines and for scaling mountains, even in her third trimester.

  • Photographer redefines ‘American Beauty’ with amazing body-positive photo shoot

    <p>What does <i>the</i> American Beauty look like?</p><p>For photographer <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.careyfruthphotography.com/">Carey Fruth</a>, there is no one definition. She set out to prove that with her own take on the iconic rose petal scene from the film “American Beauty.”</p><p>Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you’re likely familiar with the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mes7qu9ER81qeb8v1.gif">fantasy dream scene</a> where a young, thin and blonde woman (Mena Suvari) sensually lies on a bed of rose petals.</p><p>Drawing inspiration from that, Fruth photographed 14 women lying naked on a bed of lilacs, proving beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and ages.</p><p>“Almost every image you see in mainstream media is of one type of woman, thin white women to be specific,” Fruth told the <i>Huffington Post.</i></p><p>“But that is not actually the majority of women in our country look like. America is made up of all types of women. Women who are hungry to see themselves represented in a beautiful way. And why shouldn’t they?”</p><p><i>What do you think of this photo shoot? Let us know by tweeting <b>@<a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/yahoostyleca">YahooStyleCA</a>.</b></i></p>

  • 40 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Foods

    Guess what? You don't have to tackle those stubborn batwings and that menacing muffin top alone! These fat-burning foods make the perfect sidekick to your weight-loss routine. Sure, they each banish bad guys on their own, but they're an even stronger force in tandem.

  • Addition Elle employee fired over ‘well-dressed fat lady’ comment

    According to CTV News, Connie Levitsky started working at the plus-size’s store Addition Elle’s West Edmonton Mall location last week. "If you go into any Addition Elle or Penningtons or Reitmans, you know that’s not how all fat women look,” she tells CTV.