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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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codependency & personal power by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Far too many people have learned to automatically and habitually give away their personal power. Without realizing what they’re doing, they repeatedly idealize other people ... Read on »
Beyonce, Thank You for Making Feminism Cool Again by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders If you saw the 2014 VMAs, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Beyonce closed the show and brought the house down with an incredible performance. It was everything from ... Read on »
Get Political: Speak Up About the Proposed New Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.LauraCipulloLLC.com Do you catch yourself staring at the back of packaged foods trying to decipher what the nutrition labels mean? Let’s ... Read on »
The Imperfectly Perfect Tina Huang Interview by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m Tina, an LA actress and writer by way of New York City. I’m a first generation Taiwanese American. I love long walks on th ... Read on »
Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2014 “I’m a Model and I’m Not Popular” by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders We met up with Megan Ducharm, Miss Kentucky Teen, for a #RealDeal interview. It pisses me off that I have to be famous or naked to get noticed. Famous is unrealistic and nak ... Read on »
Meet Actress, Dancer and Model Sam Aotaki by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! i am Sam Aotaki, I am currently 20 years old and I’m an actress, model and dancer Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming ... Read on »
Understanding Fear: What Are Phobias? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Understand phobias is made easier with this playful infograph. (Visited 9 times, 9 visits today) Read on »
Why Weighing Yourself Makes You Crazy by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It’s crazy when we’re attached to a particular weight and achieving or not achieving it colors our mood. I know there are people who weigh themselves and who don’t think muc ... Read on »
We Catch Up With Kevin Allison to Discuss RISK! and Inspiration by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Check our recent interview with Kevin Allison of the audio podcast RISK! to learn how he keeps things authentic.  (Visited 21 times, 26 visits today) Read on »
How MMA Broadcaster Andrea Calle Battles Perfection While Staying Humble by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a MMA broadcaster, I was born in Medellin Colombia, I consider myself a humble, loving, intelligent, woman with big dream ... Read on »
The Body Image Revolution by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully Something revolutionary happened this week. A woman posted a photograph of herself in her unde ... Read on »
Renovation of our minds: How to transform your mind to think more positively. by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Therapists work with many different types of people, people whose stories and struggle are each different and unique. One common thing I have noticed as a therapist is how p ... Read on »
Our Awesome Interview with Professional Biker Todd Wells by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Todd Wells and I am a professional Mountain Bike Racer. I was born in Kingston NY and moved to Durango, CO after Hi ... Read on »
Our Interview with Artistic Powerhouse Steve Nguyen by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m just an enthusiastic artist coming from a modest background. I’ve been presented with wonderful opportunities as a screenw ... Read on »
Four Reasons Why Online Revenge Isn’t Worth It by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The Internet is becoming a cesspool of negativity. Rants, curses and cyber backstabbing are common sights for web users nowadays. Needless to say, there are also those who s ... Read on »
Our Recent Interview with Anne McDaniels by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders About Myself/What I Do: Hello and thank you so much for inviting me to do this! Originally from the Midwest, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Business Degre ... Read on »
Our Recent Interview With Tyes.By.Tara Founder Tara Christine by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! My name is Tara Christine and I founded a company, tyes.by.tara, that designs flirtatiously feminine jewelry, accessories ... Read on »
From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight lo ... Read on »
How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever? by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was ... Read on »
Our Recent Interview with Olympic Hopeful David Plummer by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is David Plummer. I am a husband, a father and a professional swimmer. My overall goal is to make the Olympic Team in ... Read on »