How Does the Media Influence our Body Image?
Body image is not a genetic predisposition;
it is learned through society and culture. First, the
individual is taught self-esteem from their family
and peers, but as one grows older, those messages
are either reinforced or redirected through the media.
People come armed with questions about how to achieve
outward perfection, men and women are giving
their full attention to the blank, airbrushed faces
of advertising for answers to everything from weight
to skin to inner peace.
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Self image is key to beating bulimia and we pay
close attention to it in The Bulimia Success Program