Love Your Curves?

Gemma Commane | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Gemma Commane

The models were not duped or forced to be depicted as skinny, nor are young women mindless consumers. We can and should express concern for things we see in the media or consumer culture, but if we look at how women's bodies are always up for public scrutiny, then what does that say about culture, about patriarchy, about privilege?

Since When Did Skinny Equal Healthy?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.

Four Attractive Stereotypes You Shouldn't Try To Conform To

Mairi Macleod | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

The idea that all men want skinny women is one of the most pernicious myths of our time, promoted by a media obsessed with portraying thinness as good.

How We and Protein World Confuses Beauty With Fitness

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Mazzei

The issue is not fat shaming. Protein World is right that people should aspire to be healthier and we do have a huge issue with obesity. The issue here is the view from the company that you have to look like this stunning (and she is stunning, in my view) model to go to the beach.

Is Skinny Really Just a Fashion Choice?

Mairi Macleod | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

Too skinny isn't good of course, and in women a small waist but ample butt is a good thing biologically, since as we've seen recently, such an hour glass figure is perfect for supplying the lipids an unborn baby needs for brain development.

New Year, New 'Skinnier' You

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

It's time to let go of the things you will never have, work on enhancing your best features and what is realistically achievable. Exercise and healthy eating programmes will not make your legs grow as long as a supermodel's.

Don't Police My Body

Rivkie Baum | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Linda openly admits she is 'fattist' (how is this even a term?), objecting to the fact that being a size 18+ is unhealthy. "I am unapologetically fattist. It's unattractive, it's unhealthy and, given the problems that being fat can cause, it should be as unacceptable as smoking." - Linda.

Forget Size Zero, The New Disturbing Hollywood Body Trend Is Triple-Zero

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, size zero - that's a UK 4 - is not something we can attain or even want to. Even so, when the trend hit a few years ago, while man...

Poorna Bell

Mannequins With Ribs Showing - A Step Too Far? | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think the universal reaction to the bikini bridge selfie trend - photos of jutting hip bones - would be message enough to retail stores that wom...

What About Skinny People?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Someone will probably think I'm over reacting, but when you are constantly told day in and day out that you need to put weight on, and people look at you like you purposely starve yourself, it does get irritating; and I'm sure there are larger people out there who feel the same about people staring and talking about them.

'Beauty Isn’t Owned By Skinny People Alone': Photographer Captures Obese Women In The Nude

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Beauty and art come in all shapes and sizes, as these portraits demonstrate. This series of images, captured by Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, ...

The Book Your Skinny Friends Have Already Read - OMG!

Venice Fulton | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Venice Fulton

Let's ditch the safety in numbers soundbite of "eat less and exercise more". Let's look around and admit that ain't working. Let's embrace the shift in thinking.

PHOTOS: Shrinking Celeb Jennifer Hudson:

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Many a celebrity has jumped on the treadmill and transformed their public image. We've seen Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Ricky Gervais all hit the gym a...

Because We're Worth It

Jo Rourke | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Rourke

When I asked one of my French friends how this links with weight control, I was awarded a gloriously Gallic shrug and the simple explanation that if something doesn't taste good she won't eat it. She deserves better, as does her body.

The Great Weight Debate

Ashley Fryer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Fryer

When did women stop being women, and start being numbers? Pounds, kilos, stone, inches, dress sizes - why does a woman's happiness depend so readily on something that, in the great scheme of things, is almost irrelevant?