Here we pose the question:
What is "supportive" and what is not, when it comes to body
image? When another person says something to you about your weight or your
eating or your health, (directly or indirectly) how to you feel about it?
Examples of common
comments for you to think about (but in answering, think about your own
You look great, you've lost weight!
My thighs are sooo huge! You are so
Do you really think you should be eating
Those pants makes you look thinner.
I'm only concerned about your health.
I'm so fat! I am so disgusting.
Hey, baby, lookin' hot today!
You really need to watch it, you're
getting too [thin/chunky/fat/etc.]
You are so good, you eat perfectly and
I admire your self-discipline.
I'm just worried about you.
You ran that whole way, I am so proud of
You're so thin, I'm so jealous, how do you
How can you eat so much?
Oh my God, can you believe how she has let