Be PhActive: 55 Day Challenge Gives You A Reason To Try New Activities


There are many types of blogs in the plus community and we try to shine a spotlight on the ones we find interesting, inspiring and/or just plain bold. We also always try to help share the story of people who help encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle and thrive in their curves. So without further delay, here’s a submission from a new blog Be PhActive! In just a matter of … [Read more...]

See How This Woman Is Celebrating Her New “Ugly” Body


Love Yourself & Your Body Before, During & After Weight Loss Last month we shared a story of the untold issues that may arise when you lose a large amount of weight. The story brought up that due to excess skin, shopping for clothes and even being comfortable in this new body/skin can be a bit of a task. This month we're sharing another perspective on the … [Read more...]

Kirstie Alley Joins Jenny Craig and Offends People with ‘Circus Fat’ Comment


After severing ties with Jenny Craig seven years ago, Kirstie Alley has recently signed on as a spokeswoman for the weight loss brand. The actress and Dancing with the Stars alum admits that she was doing great for a while and then her weight began to increase.  Kirstie’s return to Jenny Craig follows a 30 lb. weight gain in a six month period. I get it.  No one wants to gain … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fitness Instructor Jeanette DePatie Says Everybody Can Exercise

Jeanette DePatie and Katie Couric

When I saw Certified Fitness Instructor, Jeanette DePatie, on the Katie Couric show, I just had to reach out and ask for an interview. I found it absolutely encouraging and awesome to see a full figured woman that went against societal norms and became a fitness instructor. Speaking with Jeanette was an absolute pleasure and she is down right honest and funny. T. Marlene: … [Read more...]

Plus Size & Expecting: Pregnancy Myths Debunked!


The internet can be a gift and a curse at times. On one hand, it’s a great tool to use to research certain topics but when the topics researched involves medical advice or pregnancy tips, don’t be surprised if you’re led down the wrong path. Here are 5 common pregnancy myths debunked by Sonali Shivlani, a certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. Myth 1: … [Read more...]

European Morning After Pill Is Not Effective For Plus Size Women


European Morning After Pill Is Not Effective For Plus Size Women During the first half of 2014, Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will include new labels warning women that the pill may be ineffective if they’re over 165 pounds. HRA Pharma, a European company that manufactures Norlevo (similar to Plan B), updated their packaging after research … [Read more...]

Overweight Pilots Will Be Tested For Sleep Apnea Before Operating An Airplane


Overweight Pilots Will Be Tested For Sleep Apnea Before Operating An Airplane The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that overweight airline pilots now have special requirements that they must adhere to before operating a plane. Before operating a plane, overweight pilots must undergo a sleep apnea test. Sleep apnea is a disorder that negatively impacts … [Read more...]

6 Tips For Developing A Healthier Mind, Body and Soul


6 Tips For Developing A Healthier Mind, Body and Soul I am always looking to improve myself inside and out; it is an everyday process and life is too short to not live your best life now. The following are just some tips that have helped me and are helping me become healthier; mind, body and soul. First things first look INWARD! Begin thinking about your self-worth, your … [Read more...]

No Treats For Kids This Halloween: Are “Fat Letters” Instead Of Candy Acceptable Or Offensive?

Fat letters instead of candy

No Treats For Kids This Halloween:  Are "Fat Letters" Instead Of Candy Acceptable Or Offensive? Last month we told you about "fat letters" that were given to children at certain schools.   These are letters to the parents of kids with what's deemed as a potentially unhealthy BMI. Many parents were upset about the hurtful effects not to mention how it crosses the line … [Read more...]

Cancer Survivors Can Now Adorn Their Curves In Lingerie After A Mastectomy, post surgery bras

By:  Cassandra Jones-McBryde Cancer Survivors Can Now Adorn Their Curves In Lingerie After A Mastectomy October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society about 234,580 new breast cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013 in both men and women. The percentage is overwhelming for women at 232,340. Despite the fact that many women … [Read more...]

Daily Venus Sponsors “Pink & Paint” Event for Breast Cancer Awareness


Plus Size Lifestyle Blog, Daily Venus Sponsors “Pink & Paint” Event for Breast Cancer Awareness The #1 plus-size lifestyle blog, Daily Venus (DVD) is pleased to announce that they will be holding a “Pink & Paint event on October 20, 2013 from 1pm-3pm in Matthews, North Carolina. Guests will be invited to bring their favorite wine, friends and tap … [Read more...]

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Did Your Child Receive A “Fat Letter” From School Yet?

Plus Size Acceptance News I was shocked to read a story on about 19 states that allowed elementary school students to be sent home with a letter to their parents warning that they may be obese. How did the schools come to this information? They calculated each child’s BMI. What do the kids call the letters being sent home? Fat Letters. I'm sad for our children. … [Read more...]

Clean Eating: 3 Recipes To Get You Started


So you’re thinking about giving clean eating a try. What is clean eating anyway?  Clean eating is a way of life that encourages you to enjoy whole foods. Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.  Eating clean means eating plenty of fruits and veggies, lean meats and avoiding sugary drinks. Here are 3 clean eating recipes from Cooking Light that will get you … [Read more...]

Developing Healthy Eating Habits That You Can Live With


Image Credit: As an adult I have always struggled with maintaining my weight. My key problem? LACK OF CONSISTENCY in my diet and workouts. I hate to use the word diet because really what is necessary is a lifestyle change. You see I have been every size between 7 -24 and as a grown woman I know from experience the toll that my weight gain and even sudden … [Read more...]

Health & Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar


In a recent interview with the face of Dolce & Gabanna, actress Scarlett Johansson shared her skincare secret with the world, apple cider vinegar. Maybe you've heard of it or maybe this is news to you but apple cider vinegar, (ACV) in its organic form has been known to have many health and beauty benefits when taken internally or applied externally. The following are its … [Read more...]

Mo’Nique Debuts A New Figure After Adopting A Healthy Lifestyle


Over a year ago comedienne Mo’Nique made her quest towards a healthier lifestyle public when she released photos of her working out on twitter. Now she’s showing off her new figure. The slimmed down Oscar award winning actress stopped by The Hot 97 Morning Show on Tuesday to share her get fit journey. Her workout routine includes taking 10,000 steps a day. She keeps … [Read more...]