Today's post is all about body image. We live in an era when eating disorders consume our society, and it's not just eating vs. not eating anymore. There is bulimia, athlete's bulimia, extreme dieting, the use of laxatives to lose weight, and many more methods of losing weight unhealthily. If I could choose one cause that I would fight for the rest of my life, and probably will, it would be building up confidence in young women about their bodies.
The picture above shows an average woman with the lines drawn on her to represent the plastic surgery she would need in order to look like a life-size (and I use that term loosely) Barbie doll. Have we really come to this as a society? We should strive to have healthy bodies, not ones that make us look like martians. It is time for us to take a step back and look at what we have come to define as beauty.
This article also bring up an interesting point. It says that the image of ourselves we see in our brains can be up to 2/3 wider than we actually are. So let's ask ourselves: when we look in the mirror, how realistic is what we see?