Dr. Tiffany Stewart is a clinical psychologist and faculty member at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her research centers around the assessment and treatment of eating disorders with a focus on body image. She offers insight on factors that contribute to a negative body image and things you can do to redefine how you view yourself.
"Individuals sometimes think that if they buy the right thing, wear the right clothes, or use the right products that they will feel better," Stewart says. "However, the effect of these things is temporary. A healthy body image has to be cultivated on purpose."
"It takes work and practice not to judge people for appearance, including ourselves, but it is the key to us succeeding in finding peace with body image as a collective," Stewart advises. "We need to shift the tide to health, wellness, compassion, and gratitude versus criticism, social comparison, and extreme efforts to meet unattainable ideals."
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