Body Image

By: Zach Gutheil

My definition of body image and beauty.

The meaning of body image to me is that how you look at yourself and that you look at someone else that has a better body and that you want to have that body, not yours. This can make and how you feel bad because you are looking at another person and make you feel bad about yourself. The meaning of beauty to me is that how you want to look. This can make you feel bad because if someone has surgery and looks better than you feel like that you are ugly and that you need surgery to now.

How body images are shaped?

Body images are shaped by doing photo shopped. None of the photos look the same. They made the women's neck longer and that they make them look what did not look like before.

How to Stop Judging others on their physical size and appearance.

  • First thing’s first, you have to actually be aware of the judgment, which means you have to be aware of your thoughts.
  • When you start to judge someone, catch yourself. Stop the thought in its tracks.
  • Seek out something interesting or beautiful about the person. You can find something in everyone. Even yourself.

10 facts about Eating Disorders

  1. Eating disorders are categorized as mental illnesses where there is an unhealthy relationship with food.
  2. There are 3 main eating disorders:Anorexia Nervosa, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, Bulimia Nervosa, the act of binge eating then purging or vomiting, and Binge Eating Disorder, eating until uncomfortably full in one sitting.
  3. Eating disorders can be genetic or caused by psychological issues like coping skills, control issues, trauma, family trouble, or social issues.
  4. Approximately 24 million people in the U.S. struggle with an eating disorder.
  5. A mere 10% of people with eating disorders receive treatment, and of those only 35% seek treatment from a facility that specializes in eating disorders.
  6. In a college campus survey, 91% of the women admitted to controlling their weight through dieting. 22% said they dieted “often” or “always.”
  7. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
  8. More than 50% of teen girls and nearly 33% of teen boys admit to using unhealthy methods to control their weight including smoking cigarettes, skipping meals, fasting, vomiting, or taking laxatives.
  9. An estimated 25%t of college-age girls resort to bingeing and purging to manage their weight.
  10. Men make up 10 to 15% of the population with anorexia and bulimia, but are the least likely to seek help due to the gender stereotypes surrounding the disorders.

5 Pieces of advice to improve body image.

  1. Appreciate all that your body can do.
  2. Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like.
  3. Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep.
  4. Look at yourself as a whole person.
  5. Surround yourself with positive people.

If you follow this advice this should help you alot.