Studies show improving your body image can help you lose weight! Poor body image can lead to emotional eating and anxiety, which hinders weight loss. So focus on what you like about your body rather than what you would change.
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) presents its Second Annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art Competition. The competition was created to promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body images within the reality of a growing epidemic of eating disorders. The mannequins incorporate mixed media to help create a palette for artistic expression
Thinspo is the trend that promotes eating disorders. This is most often facilitated due to a desire to fit into societies definition of “beautiful”. The images portrayed on pro-ana and pro-mia websites are highly unhealthy and encourage women to be stick thin.
This video is of a report that exposes pro-ana and pro-mia websites that promote thinspiration. (Caution: it does contain some shocking images)
This is a trend that needs to end immediately.
Please remember that the confidence of embracing who you are and how you look is real beauty. Respect yourself because that is beautiful.