Body Image & Eating Disorders

 

Body image is the mental picture you have of your body. Individuals with negative body image are more likely to develop eating disorders and suffer from depression and low self-esteem. The Eating Issues and Body Image Continuum provides a visual representation of the range of eating behaviors and beliefs associated with food. Where do you fall on this continuum?

 

If body image concerns and disordered eating patterns are interfering with your enjoyment of life and academic success, it is important to seek help. Call the Student Health Centre at (506) 453-4837 to book an appointment.

 

For more information on body image and eating disorders, visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) website. Here you will find the clinical definitions of eating disorders, information resources, frequently asked questions, and more.