Sunday, October 23, 2016

Challenging the Thin Ideal

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Approximately 50-70% of adolescent girls report feeling dissatisfied with their body. This dissatisfaction has been associated with a number of negative consequences including increased negative affect, decreased physical activity, and eating disorders. Exposure to media portraying the thin ideal of beauty has emerged as a cause of body dissatisfaction. Cognitive […]

Improving Body Dissatisfaction

Our view of our bodies is not fixed as you might think. The way people think about their overweight bodies may be due to the size and weight of people around them. Or so says a new-1.3 million person study from the University of California-Boulder. According to a Journal of Health and Social Behavior study […]

Fat Talk and Weddings and Contagion Effects

April 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image, Fat Talk, Featured

This guest post graciously submitted by Carolyn Becker Recent media coverage of a controversial diet (note – I am not going to add to the dissemination of this diet, let’s just say I am not a fan), highlighted the pressure many brides-to-be feel to lose weight and have their “best body possible.” After watching a […]

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