Surprise, surprise ladies. If you spend the better part of a girls night out ruminating about the extra five pounds you gained on your all-inclusive vacation, you won't be very popular.
study from the University of Notre Dame, recently presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, suggests that while talking about ones weight in a negative way is a cultural norm for women, it has harmful effects.A
“Though it has become a regular part of everyday conversation, ‘fat talk’ is far from innocuous,” says lead author Alexandra Corning. “It is strongly associated with, and can even cause, body dissatisfaction, which is a known risk factor for the development of eating disorders.”
The study had university-aged women participants look at images of thin and overweight women who made either negative or positive comments about their weight. The participants were then asked to rate the women talking about theirRead More »from Women who participate in self-deprecating ‘fat talk’ are less popular, study says