Whether you're shidduch dating or married, a young girl trying to eat a sweet or a woman trying to fit into a dress, the community constantly examines you to make sure it fits into their idea of what... a female body should look like. Has it always been like this? More importantly, what's the alternative? How can the Jewish community support the development of strong, confident, and intuitive girls and women today? Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. See lessSee more
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The specific "Biggest Loser" diet plan is probably not to blame. A previous study found similar metabolic suppression in people who had lost weight and kept it off for up to six years. Whether weight is lost slowly or quickly has no effect on later regain.
1. Reject the Diet Mentality Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight.
In a small Falls Church community center, a dozen or so Muslim women remove their head scarves and long abayahs as they prepare for an hour of vigorous dancing to the salsa and merengue music of their Wednesday Zumba class. At least, that's what they told me they were going to do.