To live with a body image or eating problem often means to live in an isolated prison of negative thoughts where phrases such as:
If you have thoughts similar to the ones listed or know of someone who does, please know you are not alone. Many males and females struggle with body image and eating concerns.
The resources below offer advice including ways to combat the negative thoughts, tips on helping a friend, and places to turn to for help. Also, consider taking the free, anonymous eating disorder screening. If you have any questions about the results from the screening or information you find on the web sites please contact the Student Counseling Services Eating Disorders Coordinator, Dr. Jenni Thome at (309) 438-3655.
The Body Project: More Than Muscles - The Body Project: More Than Muscles helps participants resist the ultra-lean and hyper-muscular appearance ideal that is promoted within our society.