Want to feel better about your body? Stop reading fashion magazines.
It’s the holidays. Magazines focus on our waistlines and ways to survive the season while keeping a slender figure. I’m all for good health, but we’re frequently sold an image, product or diet that does not always result in good mental or physical health, particularly for women.
What’s your ideal weight? In one alarming study, adolescent girls described their ideal girl as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing a mere 100 pounds.
This ideal is — at best — unhealthy and, for many, anorexic.