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We Are The Real Deal is a body image blog driven by over 15 contributors discussing all perspectives that impact women and body image; eating disorders, fat acceptance, weightloss, health at every size, fitness, you name it! We love to rip the media and fashion for their photoshopping scams, and... Full Bio
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How Online Support Improves Your Relationship with Food by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I’ve always believed that my Yahoo Food and Feelings message board and Facebook “Normal” Eating page help troubled eaters feel better about themselves and their relationship ... Read on »
Socially Constructed by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The late Stuart Hall explained how race is a “floating signifier” which means that it travels across time and space and is dependant upon the historical, geographical, polit ... Read on »
Tinder and The Age of Online Dating by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Tinder has become all the rage recently; all of my friends are talking about matching with someone or getting a message, and I’m over here like what the heck is Tinder? Do y ... Read on »
Children’s Books by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.AllisonJupiter.com Since I have become a mother, I have had the opportunity to re-read many children’s books.  During this process, it h ... Read on »
relationships require emotional creativity by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders When you think about the hard, dreary, and painful aspects of your romantic relationship, you probably don’t think to yourself—“I need to be more emotionally creative.” But ... Read on »
Stop Competing with Others, Compete with Yourself by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A major characteristic of people I treat for eating problems is that they frequently compare themselves to others. Sometimes they do this consciously but, honestly, most of ... Read on »
Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pagean ... Read on »
Interview with ESPN anchor, Bram Weinstein: True happiness is seeing my kids smile by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a native Washington transplanted to central Connecticut working at the Worldwide leader in Sports ESPN as a studio anchor ... Read on »
Interview with X Factor Arabia host, Bassel Alzaro: Like yourself, and be kind to yourself” by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an international TV personality, actor and model. My career launched globally as the official host of “The X Factor” airin ... Read on »
Interview with MTV’s Faking It star, Senta Moses: “You have to be true to who you... by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an actress. I’m originally from Chicago and I moved out to Los Angeles when I was sixteen to continue my career in film an ... Read on »
An Interview with Renowned Feminist Author Patricia Leavy about Low-Fat Love by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders An Interview with Renowned Feminist Author Patricia Leavy about Low-Fat Love   Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and novelist (formerly Associate Professor of ... Read on »
Something More Than Fish by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com As you know, I’m not perfect. Rather, I’m the real deal! I am the dietitian with the picky kids. My children definite ... Read on »
Interview with artist, Crystal Marcano: Beauty should never be defined by anyone for anyone else by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an actress, but more broadly I consider myself an artist. I love acting as well as writing and singing. I love any form of ... Read on »
Helping Men Be More Needy by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yes, the title is provocative. Purposefully so. Here’s why. I recall as a kid being perplexed when my mom played her records and I heard Barbra Streisand singing “people who ... Read on »
Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End your Food Problem by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Review by Mary Anne Cohen, Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End your Food Problems By Karen R. Koenig, Ne ... Read on »
Media Literacy Minute: Condescending Clairol by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Do women need to change regularly to keep their man “guessing” and interested? Apparently, Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy brand thinks so. In a thirty second spot that airs across m ... Read on »
How Control Issues Morphy Into Body and Weight Issues by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Control is a major issue for us all. We want to control our environment and people’s behaviors to help us survive and thrive. Although we have little control over either whe ... Read on »
This Year’s Goal: Learn To Love Your Body by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo, It’s a brand new year. Typically, we start January with ambitious new year’s resolutions that we ma ... Read on »
How to Deal with Holiday Food Pushers & Have Fun! by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The holidays can be a whirlwind of calories and obligations pulling at you from every corner. To counteract all that chaos do the following three things: 1) Make a list of w ... Read on »
Interview with actress Julia Cho: I am forging my own path by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am an actor, an American-born child of Korean immigrant parents, and a native of Los Angeles. I am also a founding member of ... Read on »