10 i believe that excess weight is not good for my

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10 I believe that excess weight is not good for my general health 11 I am taking steps to control my weight 12 Generally. I am feeling good about myself Measurement of Body Image: Body Image Investment Appearance Schemas Inventory (ASI) Extent to which you define yourself by physical appearance Self-evaluative salience “My appearance is responsible for much of what has happened to me in my life.” Extent to which you engage in appearance- management behaviors Motivational salience “I should do whatever I can to always look my best.” It’s not just people with eating disorders! For example, chronic dieters: More concerned about their appearance Less satisfied with their bodies Overestimated their body weights
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External Control Over the Body • Corsets Plastic Surgery • Different Cultures Corsets “I went and ordered a pair of stays, made very strong and filled with stiff bone, measuring 14 inches around the waist. These, with the assistance of my maid, I put on, and managed to lace my waist to 18 inches. At night I slept in my corset without loosening the lace in the least. The next day my maid got my waist to 17 inches, and so on, an inch every day, until she got them to meet. I wore them regularly without ever taking them off, having them tightened afresh every day, as the laces might stretch a little.” “They did not open in front, so that I could not undo them if I had wanted. For the first few days, the pain was very great, but as soon as the stays were laced close, and I had worn them so for a few days, I began to care nothing about it, and in a month or so I would not have taken them off on any account. For I quite enjoyed the sensation, and when I let my husband see me in a dress to fit I was amply repaid for my trouble” (Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, 1868)
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Plastic Surgery Since 1997, there has been over 147 % increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures increased by 50 %, and nonsurgical procedures increased by 231 %.
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