an intellectual or idealized image of what one's body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa.
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How to use body image in a sentence
“People’s internalization of beauty standards, their own body image, or whether they will intensify their appearance concern,” are all considerations, Niu said.TikTok changed the shape of some people’s faces without asking | Abby Ohlheiser | June 10, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Across the six countries, the more that people internalized weight bias, the more they gained weight in the prior year, used food to cope with stress, avoided going to the gym, had an unhealthy body image and reported higher stress.Weight Stigma Is A Burden Around The World – And Has Negative Consequences Everywhere | LGBTQ-Editor | June 7, 2021 | No Straight News
In addition, according to the National Eating Disorders Association, weight stigma can lead to depression and poor body image, as well as increased likelihood of binge eating and disordered eating.Krispy Kreme’s ‘sweet’ vaccine promotion leads to bitter Twitter war | Angela Haupt | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
If you are struggling with eating and body image in any way, you do not have to suffer alone.How Nature Helped Me Recover from an Eating Disorder | Kate Siber | March 25, 2021 | Outside Online
This all changes when her therapist asks her to cut off communication for 90 days with her mother—the woman whose own body image struggles shaped her daughter’s warped relationship with food.Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in February | Annabel Gutterman | February 2, 2021 | Time
One of the topics you write about quite a bit is the body image problem you had when you were growing up.
Our society has a major issue with quickly categorizing people when it comes to body image.
Your talk has actually led to discussion around school about positive body image… Today I feel more determined to recover!Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia? | Emma Woolf | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet while the thigh gap was a very real body image issue, the bikini bridge may not be.
We have the power to change perceptions about body image—and we have the power to stop harmful trends like the “thigh gap.”Robyn Lawley: Why The Dangerous “Thigh Gap” Trend Makes Me Mad | Robyn Lawley | October 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for body image
psychol an individual's concept of his or her own body
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