'Fat Talk' Seeks to Reassure but May Hinder Self-Esteem

Friend 1: "Ugh, I feel so fat." Friend 2: "OMG. Are you serious? You are NOT fat." Friend 1: "Yes I am, look at my thighs." Friend 2: "Look at MY thighs." Friend 1: "Oh, come on. You're a stick." Friend 2: "So are you." Sound familiar? 93 percent of college women today admit to engaging in this type of so-called "fat talk," despite being of normal weight or even underweight, according to a new paper published in Psychology of Women Quarterly. The above conversation is an example of an...Full Story
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