The topic of body image and its connection to eating disorders is getting some much-deserved air time in the media these days. But if you’re paying attention to these conversations, you may have noticed that something is missing: the men. Both body image challenges and eating disorders are typically portrayed as women’s issues. Not only does this prevent us from better understanding how men relate to body image and how this impacts male health, but the silence around men’s experiences can make it harder for men who struggle with disordered eating to get help. In this important new video from #IPEtv, I illuminate some of the biggest myths about eating disorders in men and share some startling statistics that have been hidden for too long.
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P.P.S. If you are not familiar with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where I am the CEO, we are an educational organization on a mission to forever change the way the world understands food, body and health. We offer trainings for professionals, programs for personal development, online events, live workshops and conferences, as well as plenty of free online content and inspiration. The Institute is the world’s first and only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to eating psychology and nutrition. Our students, friends and tribe come from all walks of life and many different countries with this one common goal – to learn a better way to heal our relationship with food, body, planet, and soul. It’s time for a fresh new approach to our eating concerns that’s truly nourishing and empowering. Learn more here.