By Sarah McMahon Why not diet? Let’s not start with the obvious fact that diets actually make you put on weight- that 9 out of 10 people who diet will regain all the weight they lose- and more. You’ve heard that before. The honest truth about “why not diet?” is that we don’t actually need … Continued
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Earlier this week we posted a blog questioning why the CEO of Jenny Craig will be presenting at a conference for girls’ schools. We contacted the school principal Catherine Misson, of Melbourne Girls Grammar (the school that is hosting the conference), whose executive director informed us Jenny Craig’s CEO is a “women’s health advocate” – … Continued
Yesterday it came to our attention that the CEO of Jenny Craig, Amy Smith, will be presenting at the upcoming Alliance for Girls’ Schools Conference in Melbourne. When human rights finalist for 2011 & CEO of Enlighten Education Dannielle Miller emailed her concerns to the conference organizers, she was told by Ms Catherine Misson, Principal of … Continued
By Lydia Jade Turner Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges claims weight loss ‘success’ is a case of mind over matter. “[Being a contestant on] The Biggest Loser… is a bit like winning the lottery. You can either spend all the prizemoney and return to your original financial state, or you can invest it wisely and … Continued
By Lydia Jade Turner This article was first published in ABCs The Drum. Last week The Sydney Morning Herald’s economic writer Jessica Irvine published a piece boasting about her weight loss success. She had lost 19 kilograms in less than a year. Irvine extolled the virtues of one simple equation: “calories in minus calories … Continued
Last week co-director Lydia Jade Turner was interviewed on Today Tonight about OK! Magazine’s weight loss trickery. Please note at BodyMatters we do not endorse dietitian Melanie McGrice’s view that new mothers should be back to their pre-baby shape within 6 months of giving birth.
Earlier this week, The Morning Show asked Lydia about the emergence of day spas for children in the UK and US. Manicures, pedicures, spray tans, waxing, facials and costly haircuts are all part of the package. Is this just a bit of fun or should parents be concerned? Appearing alongside Lydia is parenting expert Dr … Continued
Earlier this week, co-director Lydia was interviewed on The Morning Show about a new photoshop ratings system that reveals the degree to which a photo has been digitally manipulated. She was asked about its potential impact on body image. Felicity Harley, editor of Women’s Health Magazine, and marketing expert Tim Burrowes, also shared their views.
Recently, co-director Sarah McMahon appeared on The Morning Show, discussing the emergence of ‘sub-zero’ sizes for celebrities. Trigger warning: please note that this segment mentions specific weights which may be triggering to those experiencing eating disorders.
Co-director Lydia Jade Turner appeared on The Morning Show today, talking about a new beauty salon for girls 13 and under that has just opened in the UK. The girls show up in limousines, spend 300 pounds in 1 session, get spray tans and facials. Should we be concerned about this, or is it just a bit of fun? … Continued