Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Bikini bodies: shedding the mentality instead of the pounds": It’s that time of year again: the weather is getting warmer, the sleeves are getting shorter and the magazines and billboards are quick to remind us that bikini season is just around the corner. Every Spring, the media bombards the public with photos, ads and articles about the “perfect bikini body.” The media assures us that we can obtain a six-pack in seven easy steps, we can get rid of our cellulite forever and one magical pill will turn our winter weight gain into a hot beach bod in days. The heat is on – not just outside, but internally for some. The pressure to shed the pounds is in full force, and this pressure may come at far too high a cost. Obtaining a “bikini body” is overwhelming, unrealistic and pressures many people into eating disorder behaviors... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.