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Author: Edward Willett
ISBN13: 978-1404219953
Title: Negative Body Image (Danger Zone: Dieting and Eating Disorders)
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (January 1, 2007)

Negative Body Image (Danger Zone: Dieting and Eating Disorders) by Edward Willett

From source other than the Library of Congress. Ships from and sold by guardian book company. Age Range: 12 - 17 years. Library Binding: 64 pages. Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (June 30, 2007).

Distorted body image (also called negative body image) refers to an unrealistic view of how someone sees their body. You begin forming your perceptions of your body’s attractiveness, health, acceptability, and functionality in early childhood. This body image continues to form as you age and receive feedback from peers, family member, coaches, etc. Personality traits such as perfectionism and self-criticism can also influence the development of a negative internalized image of your body.

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Body image can either be positive or negative. According to statistics, body image especially among females has been largely negative. Befort and Rickard (2003) stated that women look to others for evidence of their competence more than did men, and therefore more easily influenced by all types of feedback. Health Consequences Contrary to the general belief, people with negative body image with its resultant unhealthy behaviour are greatly susceptible to having a compromised nutritional status and many health problems.

No, not eating right, or eating healthy–just eating. It’s a really common problem in our culture. Most of us seem to be really good at engaging in a strenuous cycle of: body image issues food restriction food cravings loss of control overeating weight gain body image issues. Get off the diet train and work toward long term results.

Although a large majority of women are displeased with their bodies, many women and girls experience extreme body image difficulties that can be part of more complicated problems. Dieting only helps you lose your self-esteem and energy. Dieting also creates mood swings and feelings of hopelessness. To fight the diet downfall, an intuitive eating approach can be extremely helpful. This approach focuses on moderation of all types of foods and not counting calories or label reading.

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They can affect women and men of all age groups, from a range of backgrounds and from different cultures. Contributing psychological factors may include: low self-esteem.

Negative body image usually involves a difference between how someone thinks they should look, and how they actually look. People are influenced by family, friends, their peers and mass media. Anyone can be affected by negative body image – men, women, children, teenagers and adults. It can also be unhelpful to be around people who are overly concerned about their body image and engage in weight loss dieting and talking about their body in a negative way. There are certain personal characteristics that can contribute to someone’s susceptibility to developing negative body image. These can include: perfectionism, black and white thinking, low self-esteem, as well as a person’s age, gender, sexual orientation and culture.

"Describes the causes and consequences of a negative body image, and suggests ways to overcome this self-perception."--From source other than the Library of Congress