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The Dark Side of “Motivational” Body Images

Eating Recovery Center’s Jeana Cost has a new blog post up on livestrong.com discussing the trouble about body-image messages. Strong is the new sexy. Lean is lovely. Fit is the new black. If you frequent Instagram or Pinterest, you've probably noticed a growing number of fitness accounts promoting these or similar mantras. These posts often include "motivational" or "aspirational" photos of healthy, strong and fit women, as opposed to skinny or underweight women that have traditionally characterized our culture's body ideal. While this shift toward seemingly positive and healthy body-image messages is certainly a welcome departure from promoting an impossibly thin and often unattainable physique, there's something troubling about these messages as well... Read the full article.

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