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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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4 Tips to Feeding Your Inner Self with Self Care by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In order to survive and create balance, start connecting with your true self. In a world of external focus where a scale determines your worth and your salary defines your s ... Read on »
Does Comfort Food Really Provide Comfort? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders If “comfort” food didn’t really bring you comfort, would you be as likely to eat it or eat as much of it? We’ve come to believe that foods which are high in fat and sugar bo ... Read on »
National Giving Day — Please Help Us Win Matching Grants on May 5th! by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders YES! You can help Mental Fitness bring primary prevention programs to schools nationwide. Our national nonprofit qualifies to have donations matched from up to TWO pools of ... Read on »
Are Scare Tactics Causing More Harm Than Good? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders How to live in a processed world and make right choices. Do scare tactics work? I know the new documentary Fed Up declares that scare tactics have worked for decreasing toba ... Read on »
Four Secrets to Authentic Love by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As the saying goes, “Love is all around us.”   Make a commitment today to see and experience love at least once per hour.  Try it for a day.  Notice the love with which a co ... Read on »
Interview with voice actress, Maddy Peters: Standing up for others by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hey, I’m Maddy. I’m a voice actress on TV shows like Martha Speaks and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I’m also an ar ... Read on »
Interview with Miss Vermont, Lucy Edwards: Being a role model to younger women by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am the current Miss Vermont. I’m taking time off of school right now to serve the state, and promote the four points of the ... Read on »
What Does Emotional Health Look Like? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I often get the impression that clients don’t really understand what it looks or feels like to be emotionally healthy. Of course, emotional health runs on a continuum; there ... Read on »
How To Build Mental Fitness in Schools by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders After working in schools across the nation the last 8 years to bring evidence-based mental fitness prevention programs to educators and kids, I thought I’d share some key st ... Read on »
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com   Just like the series of books by Laura Numeroff , if you give a kid a cupcake, there’s more meaning in that one cup ... Read on »
Childhood Anorexia and P.A.N.D.A.S. – A Missing Link? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders New evidence suggests some cases of childhood anorexia nervosa may be caused by a treatable syndrome called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associate ... Read on »
#RealDeal Applauds #FatIsNotAFeeling by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders @MentalFitness and #RealDeal’s very own Caroline Rothstein has been part of launching an international movement.  In just a few days, her #FatIsNotAFeeling video had over 1  ... Read on »
Interview with Frankenstein, MD’s star, Anna Lore: You have to love you by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Anna Lore and I’m an actor. I’m originally from Iowa and I’ve been living in LA for a couple years now. I love writ ... Read on »
Interview with Sunny Lenarduzzi: Don’t put pressure to be everything to everyone by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a social butterfly and a believer in the power of positivity. I love connecting with people, exercising, and laughing. I’m ... Read on »
Eating Un-favorite Foods by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com So the fish sticks are still a “stinking” issue at our house! As I have shared in previous blog posts—especially “Som ... Read on »
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 »