Media Mishaps

Whether it’s the cabbage soup diet (I cringe to picture what one’s urine smells like from that) or the grapefruit diet or Snooki’s cookies or low carb or the no carbs left behind diet plan, fad diets have always held a prominent spot in the media and, like the Biebs, don’t seem to be disappearing […]

[‘Tis the season…to relax on blogging! Hollaback Health will be working with a shortened posting schedule over the next two weeks while our bloggers can enjoy their holidays. In the meantime, here’s a holiday drinking game to keep you busy until the new year! Merry everything! Love, The Hollaback Girls] Dear Health Magazines, You may […]

Media Mishaps: The Biggest Loser

by Bridget on September 22, 2010 · 27 comments

Last night was the premier of Biggest Loser, Season 10. Twitterville and the blogosphere have been gleefully anticipating the show for a while now. There are two types of people that watch it: those who have lost weight and those that need to lose it. The first group masochistically watches to painlessly relive the pain […]

Fatshion: A Former Fat Girl Weighs In

by Ashley on August 20, 2010 · 11 comments

When my Marie Claire arrives every month, the first thing I flip to is plus-size fashion stylist Ashley Falcon’s column, Big Girl in a Skinny World. Ms. Falcon says she is 5’2″, weighs 220 pounds and wears a size 18. Her column and blog have covered everything from the best boots for wide calves to the […]

Honesty Is The New Hungry

by Bess on July 29, 2010 · 4 comments

I was at the book store a few months ago and was stoked to see Hungry, the autobiography of plus-sized model Crystal Renn on the shelf. I devoured this book almost as fast as I would a slice of carrot cake and definitely did not have buyer’s remorse. Basically, Renn provides a very candid account […]

When I began the daunting task of bringing to light my concerns about some of the dangerous messages being spread in the media (particularly women’s health magazines), I was a little wary as to how these posts would go over. Just like one should do on a first date (unless you’re Rachel), I went in […]

“Why do I want to do nothing but gorge myself and watch TV?” No, this question was not posed by someone who just found out her boyfriend had been two-timing her with an Elvis impersonator. Rather, it came from the lips of my friend after flipping through a woman’s health magazine. You might say, Shouldn’t […]

I am not exactly what you would call a slave to the scale these days. I’ve gone years at a time without weighing myself and haven’t lost a minute of sleep over it. However, I consider myself an exception, given that the scale obsession is everywhere we turn.  Turn on the TV and you see […]

If you haven’t gleaned from my previous posts here, to say I am dissatisfied with the quality of health magazines as of late would be an understatement. While I do enjoy some of their workouts and recipes, I’m sick of the repetitive and annoying headlines (“Blast fat! “Seven days to a bikini body!”) and celebrity […]

As a girl, I watched “Working Girl” and “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead” religiously, eager to grow up to be a businesswoman spearheading major deals like Tess McGill or a teenager turned uniform tycoon like Sue Ellen Crandall …minus all the deception but with Harrison Ford waiting in the wings in the end of […]

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