Photographer Julia Kozerski lost 73kg to become literally half her size. She took photos to document her weight loss journey, but this isn’t a before and after shoot. Her photos also show the reality of life after dramatic weight loss; saggy skin and all. In this post written exclusively for Mamamia, Julia detailed the story behind her famous photographs. Read her story (and see her photographs) here.
While coeliac disease is a legitimate condition (with legitimate implications on a sufferer’s diet) going gluten free for the sake of it can be dangerous. In this article, Mamamia spoke to eating disorder counsellor, Paula Kotowicz, about the worrying trend toward people – particularly young women – using faux dietary requirements to mask eating disorders. Read it here.
In a world where cosmetic surgery is being normalised, we published an article with 10 quick and simple reasons as to why you don’t need to inject anything into your face. One pearl of wisdom is simply: “it makes your face look weird.” Read the rest of the – occasionally thought provoking and frequently hilarious – reasons here.
When student, Jess Barlow, wrote for us in August of last year, she had a simple message for women’s magazines: “enough is enough.” She was so sick of the photoshop, sick of the vanity and sick of the vacuousness of the magazines her friends read, that she decided to make one – that she would be proud to read – herself. Read about the plight she termed the Brainwash Project here.
There’s a new trend in fitness: extreme fitness. Sure, you can go for a jog… provided that it contains 10 foot high brick walls that you have to scale using a ragged rope while which delivers electric shocks. In this post, Nat, our MM Wellbeing blogger, weighed in on extreme fitness events like Tough Mudder. Click here to read about why death waivers are now just as important as well-fitted sandshoes when it comes to exercise.