By Lexi Petronis, Glamour magazine
New research has just surfaced, correlating how often women talk about fat with how positive their own body images are. Can you guess the study's results?
I'll bet you guessed right: the study found that, the more often women engaged in "fat talk," the "greater dissatisfaction with their bodies and are more likely to have internalized an ultra-thin body ideal than those who engage in fat talk less frequently," no matter what size they actually were according to Science Daily.
The research, published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, also showed that the women who talked about fat more frequently felt that it made them believe they felt better about their bodies. The study also found that more than 90% of college-aged women regularly engage in "fat talk."
And "there was no association between a woman's actual body size and how often she complained about her body size with peers," according to the study.
Me? I think I do talk about weight matters and body image a bit more when I'm not feeling my fittest. But I wouldn't say it makes me feel better about my body--I think it makes me feel worse.
What about you? How often do you find yourself talking "fat talk" with your friends? Do you think it has anything to do with how you actually feel about your body?
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