Eating disorders are a serious problem that some people face every day. Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating are the three main common types of eat disorders. Each one has its own unique characteristics, but most are developed from a negative self-body image. This negative body image can impact all areas of their life including career, social and romantic relationships. The Center for Eating Disorders stated in a recent article ways to maintain a positive body image. One way is not to postpone important events or fun life goals due to weight or appearance. Stop focusing on fat and body weight in your everyday conversations as this leads to unhealthy behaviors. Purging your social media feed and steering away from conversations based upon appearance is another way to avoid unhealthy behaviors. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help from trained and licensed professionals.
- 1As many as 67% of women ages 15-64 withdraw from life-engaging activities because they feel badly about their bodies.
- 2Putting off a special vacation, not applying for your dream job or not going on a date until you lose XX lbs. is a recipe for missed opportunities and delayed happiness.
- 3Disconnect from the negativity, surround yourself with positive, healthy, and uplifting social media accounts. There is no reason to allow Instagram followers who consistently engage in fat talk to cloud your view of yourself.
negative body image can negatively impact all other areas of life
Read the full article at: https://eatingdisorder.org/blog/2016/08/turning-a-body-positive-summer-into-a-body-positive-year/