“Fat Talk” – Female Bonding or Distress Call? Dr. Jen Hartstein

“Fat Talk” – Female Bonding or Distress Call? Dr. Jen Hartstein

“Fat talk” or discussions about body image can be common conversation topics for girls of all ages, but the outcome might not be what they intend. Watch @drjenonline underline how negative conversations about body shape can reinforce body dissatisfaction among girls.

Watch Dr. Jen Hartstein underline how negative conversations about body shape can reinforce body dissatisfaction among girls.

Rather than bonding girls together, negative conversations about body image can instead lead to comparison traps and weaken self-esteem.  Dr. Jen Hartstein cites research that shows “when girls say ‘I’m so fat,’ it’s not just an observation but also an idiom for distress.”

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