Nov 21, 2012

True Story: I Struggle With a Weight Obsession

Honestly, that last time I would consider myself skinny would be at the age of 12. Puberty hit me hard, leaving me with big hips, big boobs, and flabby thighs. Within a few months I changed from a bony, kind of lanky girl to a stocky, curvaceous woman. It freaked me out. It still freaks me out.

'Social Jet Lag' Might Be Derailing Your Diet and Exercise Efforts [Body Blog]

Essentially, social jet lag means that your body's clock, or your circadian rhythm, is out of sync with your weekday sleep schedule.

May 14, 2012

Is Spandex Making Americans Fat?

Spandex. Estimates suggest that it is found in 80% of the clothing sold in America. Which means that almost every single American owns at least one piece of clothing that has at some amount of Spandex in it. And apparently, some people think that it’s making us fat.

Jan 2, 2012

Just Because I’m Thin Doesn’t Mean I Have an Eating Disorder

We're all about celebrating a positive body image here at CollegeCandy and many of our readers claim the same thing. However we've noticed that while many commenters are quick to jump to the defense of curvy women, they're even quicker to accuse skinny women of having an eating disorder. This is one (skinny) CollegeCandy writer's reaction

Sep 8, 2010

Jul 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up: Whew, We Survived Jersey Shore

This week should have been transformed into a national holiday. Unless you're under a bunch of rocks, Jersey Shore and Project Runway premiered yesterday - on the same day as National Lasagna Day. Coincidence? I think not. And if you're anything of a nerd nugget like myself, Shark Week is also premiering August 1st.

Jun 16, 2010

Trying to Understand the Curvy Girl Backlash

We recently ran a series that everyone here at the CollegeCandy offices thought would be an awesome way to give our usually pro-body-acceptance readers a self-esteem boost. But instead Celebrating Celebrity "Flaws" turned into a body-bashing he-man-woman-hater's club. We didn't see that coming.

Jan 20, 2010

Ask A Dude: Do Guys Like Bigger Girls?

Dear Dude, I want a boyfriend. I have been single for the last four years, and although there have been opportunities for love to kindle, things just never seem to work out. I think a part of it is my fault. I am very conscious about my weight (I am full-figured). I think I am a very intelligent, funny and generous person, and I have a great circle of friends.

Aug 21, 2009

WTF: PETA Hates Fat People

Because the best way to align people to your cause is by totally alienating a large portion of the population. Eff you, PETA. I'm going to eat a big, juicy burger just to spite you.

Jul 29, 2009

More To Love, or More To Make Fun Of?

Ever since I heard about this "Bachelor for real people" I was intrigued. Having grown up overweight (and not had my first kiss until the ripe age of 18!), I really got behind a show that didn't focus on looks and really just gave everyone a chance at love. Or as much "love" as you can get by meeting someone through a reality show on Fox.

Jul 23, 2009

The Fat Camp Chronicles

All my life, I've been heavy. When I was younger I was ridiculed and bullied constantly about my weight problem, so I was always fairly depressed. Sure, I ate a lot (...of pastries), but my eating never warranted the amount of weight I would actually gain.

Jun 29, 2009

Body Blog: Can You Be Fit AND Fat?

When I started training for a half-marathon a few years back I was absolutely convinced that I would be in the best shape of my life. How could running at least 7 miles everyday not give me lean, sexy legs, rock hard abs, or toned arms?