Category: Body Image Issues

How Media Impacts Body Image and Eating Disorders

Body Image Issues Television, magazines, radio, and social media pervade our lives and our time. On average, adults spend 7.5 hours and children and adolescents spend six to seven hours per day consuming media. Undoubtedly, media consumption plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives and has far-reaching impacts, including impacts to body image and eating disorders. Numerous [...]
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How to Love Your Body If You’re Struggling with Body Image During Pregnancy

Pregnancy with an Eating Disorder Contributor: Staff at Carolina House It can be tough for women to love the way they look when they’re pregnant. Their bodies change fast and in ways they can’t always control, and that can bring up all sorts of body image concerns. So, how can a woman love her body if she’s struggling with body image [...]
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How Clothing Sizes Affect Eating Disorder Recovery

Clothing options Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place For many people who struggle with an eating disorder, clothing size represents weight, and weight greatly affects self-esteem and body image. Unfortunately, there is no standard for clothing size measurements, leading to unpredictable numbers on the tags. Shopping for new clothes can be a stressful process for those who are in [...]
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Issues from Eating Disorders and Weight Loss Surgery

Coffee, tea and journal Eating disorders and weight loss surgery often go hand-in-hand. Sometimes people with eating disorders will undergo weight loss surgery. However, other times people who have had the surgery will develop disordered eating behaviors in order to cope with physical complications. This post will examine the relationship between eating disorders and bariatric surgery. What is Bariatric [...]
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Why It’s So Important to Help Teen Girls Feel Positive About Their Bodies

Young kids Hugging Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Adolescent girls are at a crucial stage in their development, and this stage in their lives should allow them to experience positive change. But cultural messages about what their bodies should look like can create troubling body image concerns, and this can be detrimental to their overall well-being. [...]
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Unattainable Standards on Social Media Lead to Negative Body Image in Men

Social Media and Youth Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place You may think that only women worry about the way they look. But men have these concerns too, and this can seriously affect their relationships with their bodies. One of the major culprits is social media. “I think there’s this huge expectation to look and act a certain [...]
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