3 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Our plate is full today as we talk about body image and nutrition for women with registered dietician, Milton Stokes. As Milton reminds us “Real Women Have Curves.” Are you ready to learn strategies to love your body and welcome the image it presents of you?

Milton Stokes, RD is a New York Times bestselling author of six books, former restaurateur, and owner of One Source Nutrition. He’s also a PhD candidate in Health Communication and Marketing. As part of his research, Milton examines both women’s body images and the credibility of nutrition symbols.

We ask Milton:

  • What does body image mean exactly and why should we care about it?
  • What are some strategies to improve our body image and accept ourselves with curves?
  • How can we impact the images media puts out?
  • Are we setting ourselves up for failure and aspiring to be UNhealthful?
  • What is the connection between body image and diet?

As a nutrition professional and PhD candidate on the cutting edge of body image research, Milton is a wealth of support and great advice. Follow him on twitter at @miltonstokes  and check out his website (chock full of nutrition and wellness resources) at miltonstokes.com.

He also recommends the book Intuitive Eating, by Evelyn Tribole. We hope you check out a few of Milton’s books: Pocket Posh Complete Calorie Counter  and Flat Belly Diet for Men, for example.

And we love being checked out too! Not that way! This way — at funandfit.org or via twitter @AlexandraFunFit and @KymberlyFunFit

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!