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Body Image and the Media. Raise your hand if…. you had the chance to change one thing about your body, would you? you compare your body to celebrities or models? you have ever counted calories. Female “Perfect Body”. Male “Perfect Body”. What is body image?.

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Raise your hand if
Raise your hand if….

  • you had the chance to change one thing about your body, would you?

  • you compare your body to celebrities or models?

  • you have ever counted calories


Female perfect body
Female “Perfect Body”



What is body image
What is body image?

  • How an individual views their self-image

  • Individuals judge their attractiveness based on their views of their body image


Signs of distorted body image
Signs of distorted body image

  • Thinking or talking about the flaws in your body

  • Spending a lot of time in front of a mirror, obsessing about specific body parts.

  • Weighing yourself frequently

  • Obsessing about calorie intake


Anorexia and bulimia
Anorexia and Bulimia

  • Anorexia-a disorder that makes people refuse to eat because they feel they’re too fat

  • Bulimia- binge eating then purging their food


Statistics
Statistics

  • Among children in grades 1 - 3, 42% want to be thinner

  • Among children 8 - 10 years old, 50% are dissatisfied with their body size

  • Among 10 year olds, 81% are afraid of becoming fat

  • Among 9 - 11 year olds, 46% are on diets "sometimes" or "very often"

  • 82% of those 9 - 11 year old's families are also on diets "sometimes" or "very often"

  • Among 11 - 13 year old girls, more than 50% believe they are overweight

  • Among 6th graders, 70% claim their concerns over their weight, size and shape began in 3rd - 5th grade

  • Among 13 year olds, 80% have tried to lose weight

  • Among 9 - 15 year old girls, 50% exercise to lose weight

  • Among 9 - 15 year old girls, 50% restrict their calories to lose weight

  • Among 9 - 15 year old girls, 5% steal laxatives or diet pills from their parents to lose weight

  • More than 10% of teenage girls report binge eating at least once a week

  • More than 3% of teenage boys report binge eating at least once a week

  • 44% of US women are on a diet

  • 29% of US men are on a diet

  • 35% of people on a diet develop some sort of pathology around food

  • 20 - 25% of that 35% eventually develop a full-blown eating disorder

  • 80% of US women do not like how they look

  • $109mil is spent in the US every day on diet and weight loss products


The media stresses on the need to be thin by
The media stresses on the need to be thin by…

  • Diet commercials

  • Having extremely thin people advertise a product

  • The focus is to to “lose weight” when it should be ton “become healthy”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei6JvK0W60I


Think about it
Think about it…

  • The average American woman is 5'4” tall and weighs 140 pounds. The average American model is 5'11” tall and weighs 117 pounds


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