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Fighting the Unhealthy Cultural Push for Wedding Weight Loss

Recent research reveals important insights into the troubling weight-loss goals of brides-to-be and offers suggestions for how fiances, friends, and families can help their brides-to-be be healthy as they make their way to their wedding day. Read More

1st World Problems

People are starving to death, little girls are being abducted and raped. Let's write several paragraphs on how spoiled white women worry about wedding-day weight loss and the necessity to be supportive of this.

Thanks, but no thanks. PT gone too far.

Yes, the article is about

Yes, the article is about weddings, but it is not about supporting pre-wedding day weight loss, it's about how to help people you care about so they don't develop eating disorders, negative body image, and overall psychological stress just because of misdirected cultural expectations. Disordered eating is a real problem with serious consequences.

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Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland.

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