Body Image Articles

Dr. Robyn Silverman September is an amazing month for action. You can smell it in the air. Back to work.  Back to school.  Back to…snarky Chenese Lewis this week. But do we really need to wait to love our bodies?  Do we really need to wait to give our friends, colleagues, and family members a […]

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Jessica Stroup, it’s Glamour Magazine in the process. As I’ve asked before, Claire Mysko, author of “You’re Amazing,” hits the nail on the head here– as she told the WSJ how she also feels that so much worry over obesity can make girls obsessive about weight. Of course she acknowledges that the programs are great […]

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SELF Magazine Warning Needed? Subject on Cover is Bigger Than  She Actually Appears the Miley Cyrus recently and the doesn’t seem very bothered by the cover shot. She says makes that clear so her blog: “we decided the cover of the album and just in case you haven’t seen it i’ll post it! it’s very […]

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The Avatar Diet: Does this Avatar Make My Butt Look Big? Dr. Robyn Silverman Trying to get rid of that does size really matter?  Does it really have to? But no doubt, people will give “avatar diet” a shot.  No quick pill to lose weight this time– just a quick dose of Second Life.

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Too Fat to Be Surgeon General? Discriminatory Claims Circulating Against Dr. Regina Benjamin’s “Fitness” to Be Surgeon General President Obama’s pick for Surgeon General.  Her weight is throwing opinions of her fitness for the job off kilter. Case and point from one angry blogger:  “Rather than select a fat Black woman Obama should have chose […]

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Dads impact on Daughters Body Image my body image book. Number 1 question on my list: How important are Dads when it comes to girls’ body image development?  After all, moms and daughters have been studied, analyzed, discussed, and discussed again—but issues of Dad’s and daughters have taken a back seat. The“product” world, the world […]

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Dr. Robyn Silverman, Dr. Pauline Wallin & host Craig Cohen on SmartTalk radio this AM talking about body image.

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how controversial these reality stars and celebs can be– even if they seem to be doing something good for women. On the one hand, she’s got some great quotes that relay a “say what you want” attitude and an “I love my body the way it is” message.  Yes, of course we like that! or […]

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Do Latinas and African American Girls Have Better Body Image? Dr. Robyn Silverman A newyoungest children are compromised. While there have been hints of body image problems among Asian-American and African-American adolescent girls, lack of ethnically diverse research has caused such concerns to remain overlooked. In the recent past, studies have shown that the leanest […]

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Girls are Diet Doping to Lose Weight

by DrRobyn on April 8, 2009

Dangerous Diet Doping: Being Thin at all Costs African American girls and the Latina girls steer clear of such practices. Nope. If you think it’s only the Caucasian girls you’d be wrong. The intense pressure to diet has amazing cross over affects. Studies over the last 25 years have shown that rate of these subclinical […]

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