body image

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body image

n.
One's subjective perception of one's physical appearance.

body image

n
(Psychology) psychol an individual's concept of his or her own body
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They should also be mindful about restricting media exposure that reinforces a distorted body image and interferes with choosing healthy food," she added.
The results suggested that incidences of theft and other convictions were 12 percent and seven percent, respectively, in those with anorexia nervosa - lack or loss of appetite for food; 18 percent and 13 percent in those with bulimia nervosa - an emotional disorder characterised by a distorted body image and 5 percent and 6 percent in those without eating disorders.
Eating disorders associated with a distorted body image include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), with many researchers having shown that the desire to be slim and the tendency to obsess over one's body image are increasing in both male and female adults (Juarez, Soto, & Pritchard, 2012; Tylka, Russell, & Neal, 2015).
It is important to remember that distorted body image can occur in older individuals as well.
Primarily affecting young female adolescents between ages 15 and 19, AN is characterized by distorted body image and self-imposed food restriction to the point of emaciation or death.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein became part of the design process, where I created my own distorted body image by using collage, body print and anatomy drawings.
Anorexia nervosa is a very serious but hidden disorder in which the person has a relentless pursuit of thinness, is unwilling to maintain a healthy weight, has distorted body image and intense fear of gaining weight, disturbed eating behavior, and, in girls, amenorrhea.
Anorexia is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a distorted body image, starvation and excessive weight loss.
Researches of Jennifer [6] and Vonder [12] showed that the distorted body image can influence the psycho-somatic health of an individual and continuous dissatisfaction with our own body image can lead to depression, anxiety and social phobia, sleeping disorder and psychosis, disorder in eating or nutritional patterns and other disorders.
Being told about the character's distorted body image and lack of bodily self-awareness may draw the reader's attention to how embodiment works in the everyday coping with the world--and to how such familiarity with embodiment is brought to bear on literary texts.
OBSESSED: AMERICA'S FOOD ADDICTION--AND MY OWN comes from a talk show host dubbed "the food Nazi" and provides a review of her personal fight against unhealthy eating habits--a battle that resulted in a distorted body image.