SPECIAL MENTION TES/NASEN BEST ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD `Anna has written a very descriptive book of her feeling and the difficult times she went through as she struggled with anorexia. The book gives advice, recovery ideas and encouragement for those who suffer eating disorders' - International Woman `I enjoyed her style of writing and would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in eating disorders' - Signpost `Provides a valuable insight into how a young person with an eating disorder thinks and feels' - Contact a Family `The style is clear and engaging and ought to reach young people who are experiencing difficulties. The level of information contained would be of equal value to the families of these young people in helping them understand the emotions of their loved ones' - Educational Psychology Looking in the bathroom mirror for the first time since my illness had begun, I saw how I really looked. I was a walking skeleton, with my skin stretched tight over my bones. My face had become a skull, and when I smiled, it looked like I was wearing a horror mask. Anna has suffered a serious eating disorder and, more importantly, she has recovered! In this book she provides the reader with: " a moving account of her experiences " information about eating disorders " a plan for recovery " HOPE. The book is intended for young people and their families, and all those who care for children at risk.
Chapter 11: Do I Have Problems with My Body Image?
Do I Have Problems with My Body Image?
Poor body image is one of the major factors in the development of an eating disorder. This chapter shows how sufferers have a distorted view of their own bodies.
Body image is the way that a person sees their own body. Our body image is formed by our thoughts and feelings, comments from other people, media images and physical sensations such as the tightness of clothes. If you feel comfortable with the way that your body looks, then you have a good body image. However, if you feel unhappy every time you look at yourself in a mirror and hate the way you look then you have a poor body image. ...