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Im a Compulsive Overeater.

People who meet me are taken aback if I mention that I am present tense a compulsive overeater. But youre not fat! they protest. Yeah, and Joe the alcoholic who hasnt had a drink in twenty years isnt drunk, but hes still an alcoholic. My last eating binge was twenty-six
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This weeks guest post is from an unusual source for FGG: a personal trainer who helps celebrities (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Audrey Tautou, and Colin Firth) get into camera-ready shape. Cornel Chin, author of Celebrity Body on a Budget, talks about what its really like to train like a celebrity and shares some
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We are thrilled to introduce our newest columnist, Charlie O'Hay, who will be writing from a guy's point of view each month starting in January.

Charlie is a published poet whose work has appeared in over 100 literary magazines, including Gargoyle, The New York Quarterly, and West Branch. He was awarded a fellowship in poetry and
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FGG's Toni reaches for mind-body awareness

The human body is home to both our mind and our muscles, and if you're on the road to a healthier lifestyle, getting the two in touch with, and ultimately in sync with, one another is an important step. We all know that our mind controls our muscles in daily
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Dara Chadwick's book, "You'd Be So Pretty If..."

This week's guest post comes from Dara Chadwick, a journalist who writes about health, wellness and psychology. We asked her to write about her journey to self acceptance after landing a sweet gig with a national women's fitness magazine.

When it comes to family television viewing, there
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We've gotten several fun responses to our request for a monthly male columnist. Keep 'em coming our way! We'll make the (difficult) decision on who gets the spot on December 1, and get started shaping that column right away for its January 2010 debut. If you've already sent your email in (thank you!), we'll
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Jenny and fellow actor, Ben, during a show. Photo by Ron Zambor.

Greetings from LaLa Land,

Im a working actor right now, which is awesome and amazing - I know how lucky I am and relish the work, and the great cast and people I get to work with.

A couple of weeks ago one of my fellow
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A guest post by Kira Nerusskaya

Hello, fellow fat girls!

My name is Kira Nerusskaya, and I am a fat girl with a dream. A dream so simple, that it seems completely reckless and ridiculous: I would like people of all sizes to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. We seem to feel our
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A guest post by author and speaker Joan Landis

Esteem is defined, to hold something as valuable with high regard or great respect. Therefore, self-esteem would mean to hold oneself in that same light or frame of mind. In this society, however, from the second we are born, we are bombarded with images and statements
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New Point of View (with the permission of Elizabeth Patch)

One of the first voices that stood out when FGG made its Twitter debut a few months ago was the encouraging and whimsical @elizabethpatch - artist, teacher, author and lover of the human form in all its myriad shapes and sizes. A browse through
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