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Katie H. Willcox: Healthy is the New Skinny

Katie Willcox Healthy is the New Skinny

Last weekend I was body-shamed by a five-year-old. My son and I were sitting on the steps of the neighborhood pool when a chatty little girl across from me proudly proclaimed, "My mommy is skinnier than you!" 

With my son watching, I thought very carefully about how to respond. In no way was I insulted by this comment because, a.) she's a five-year-old and b). I like my body just fine the way it is. Still, I felt a tad judged and had to consciously repress my initial instinct to get defensive. The absolute last thing I wanted these kids to witness was a perfectly healthy woman getting upset because someone else is skinnier...

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8 Mistakes I Made When Trying to Change My Body

Noelle Tarr, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) Coconuts & Kettlebells

Noell Tarr has been been completely consumed with studying human behavior as it relates to health and fitness for about five years now. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Noelle runs a blog called Coconuts and Kettlebells, which is full of articles that educate, empower, and inspire readers to make life-altering changes in regards to health and fitness.  

Noelle's road to personal and professional success was a rocky one. She has learned as much from her own mistakes as she has from books and certifications. Her studies and life experience helped her identify and overcome disordered eating, body dysmorphia, digestive distress, weight issues, fatigue, low immune system, and anxiety... 

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