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Avoid “fat talk” to move toward a better relationship with your body (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Avoid “fat talk” to move toward a better relationship with your body": Have you ever referred to your midsection as a “muffin top”? Do you call your comfortable jeans “fat pants”? Have you ever adjusted a friend’s dress to hide her “back fat”? When asked, “How are you doing?” have you ever responded with “I feel fat today,” or “I’ll be better when I lose these last five pounds!”? Most women—and many men too!—can probably answer “yes” to at least one of the questions posed above. Negative self talk, particularly related to our bodies, weight and shape, is commonplace in our society. Fat jokes and “fat talk” are speckled throughout most chick flicks, sitcoms and beach books, they are the fodder of seemingly every comedian in the world and they form the basis of hundreds of ad campaigns encouraging us to buy products and services promising to make us thinner, prettier and more desirable. For many women “fat talk” is almost like a bonding ritual—often times, we connect with others through our dissatisfaction with our bodies and body parts... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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