Category: Body Image

Food Images & Eating Disorders

Lady waling on path in recovery Food images are frequently used in both eating disorder (ED) research and clinical practice settings. While some evidence shows food images can be beneficial for ED research and therapeutic intervention, recent research suggests a new type of image stimuli may be a more effective and reliable way to detect and treat eating disorders. Food Preoccupation [...]
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Body Image Improvement Tips

Girl Developing an Eating Disorder It is a sad truth that despite various differences, almost everyone in the world can relate to struggling with body image. Exploring one’s body image involves asking how they think, feel and act toward their body, and for many people, the answer to all of these is “not great.” Unfavorable body image is detrimental to one’s [...]
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Compulsive Exercise and Muscle Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise For most people, exercise is a positive thing that helps improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. But for those with a condition known as muscle dysmorphia, exercise can become a type of illness, creating a myriad of health complications and psychological distress. Here are the common signs and symptoms of compulsive exercise and [...]
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Body Acceptance and Redefining Self-Worth: Learning to Embrace Your Body

Asian American woman holding a flower Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center We’ve been taught that our self-worth can be measured by the numbers on a scale. But our bodies are beautifully complex, and the truth is that there is no ideal weight or body type. Embracing bodies of different shapes and sizes — and appreciating those bodies for all [...]
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