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Challenging the Thin Ideal

Approximately 50-70% of adolescent girls report feeling dissatisfied with their body. Media representations of the thin-ideal of beauty have emerged as a cause of body dissatisfaction. This post explores a recent research study which investigated an intervention aimed at helping young girls improve body image. Read More


funny the article uses the Dove add which was meant to be a feel good add about yourself and that you are not ugly like you think you are, yet other research shows most people think they are BETTER looking then they are.

Its one thing to get girls to accept who they are, but often such efforts end up in the horrible and frankly, idiotic, realm of fat advocacy.

As a formerly out of shape, fat, person, there is nothing wrong with promoting being the best you can be, and understanding your real, not imagined limitations.

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Alexis Conason, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in practice in New York City and a researcher at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.


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