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The One Time in My Life That a Workout Class Changed Everything
How Running Helped Me Rebuild My Relationship With My Dad

How Running Helped Me Rebuild My Relationship With My Dad

Rekindling relationships over 26.2 miles.
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The Most Helpful Advice a Doctor Ever Gave Me About Losing Weight

Unsurprisingly, it is not "eat less, move more."
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So They’re Not Into You? That Sucks. Read This

Knowledge is power—even though it sometimes stings.
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Slim Chance: Why Not Do a Photo Shoot While Feeling Fat?

"I had to suck it up and smile for the camera, despite feeling pretty much my worst."
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Slim Chance: A Weight-Loss Story You'll Actually Relate To

"I'm going to lose weight, and you get to hear how it happens."
Exercising While Trans: How I Learned to Stop Lifting and Love Myself

Exercising While Trans: How I Learned to Stop Lifting and Love Myself

"I was trying to bury who I was beneath muscle and sweat."
The Actually Terrible Things That Happen at "Fat Camp"

The Actually Terrible Things That Happen at "Fat Camp"

My camp made "Heavyweights" look fun.
When Unhealthy Food Is Part of Your Culture, How Do You Lose Weight?

When Unhealthy Food Is Part of Your Culture, How Do You Lose Weight?

"My mom never failed to remind me that I was 'gorda.'"
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Why I Broke My Vow to Never Join a CSA Again

Why I Broke My Vow to Never Join a CSA Again

Ugly produce has never looked so good.
How Eating Like Crap for 5 Months Gave Me a New Outlook on What Healthy Is
How a Sexual Assault Robbed Me of My Best Friend

How a Sexual Assault Robbed Me of My Best Friend

"I would always be the one who let a rapist into our home."
How I Found Out My Father Was Convicted of Sexual Assault
I Will Never Look Like Kate Bosworth in “Blue Crush”

I Will Never Look Like Kate Bosworth in “Blue Crush”

If Kate Bosworth’s surfer girl body was "real," why couldn't I look like her?
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I Can't Stop Pulling Out My Eyelashes (It's a Thing)

"I used to tell myself, 'By the time I graduate college, I’ll stop.'"
I Thought I Knew a Lot About Health. Then I Did the Whole30

I Thought I Knew a Lot About Health. Then I Did the Whole30

These 7 surprising takeaways changed the way I look at food—for good.
I Went From Raw to Junk Food Vegan—Here's What Really Works

I Went From Raw to Junk Food Vegan—Here's What Really Works

Just because a food is vegan doesn’t inherently mean it’s healthy.
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How to Deal When the Holidays Aren't Exactly Happy

Whether you're riding solo or dealing with family drama, these six strategies will help you cope.
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Why Eating a High-Fat Diet Isn't for Me

Why Eating a High-Fat Diet Isn't for Me

It promises a six-pack, but I'm still waiting.
Why You Should Totally Attend Your High School Reunion

Why You Should Absolutely Attend Your High School Reunion

It's not to be reminded of that haircut.
I Made Myself Work Out Shirtless, and Maybe You Should Too

I Made Myself Work Out Shirtless, and Maybe You Should Too

"I stopped berating myself for forgetting the skinny arm pose in photos."
When You Should Cut a Toxic Parent Out of Your Life

When You Should Cut a Toxic Parent Out of Your Life

You don't need anyone's approval to set the boundaries you need.

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