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Like ‘thinspo’, ‘fitspo’ promotes unrealistic body types to women. Mamamia

Why the ‘fitspo’ movement is damaging to women

The 'fitspo' movement may be aiming to promote a healthier body image for women, but in truth it's just another narrow set of ideals about what women should look like.
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult? AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Why we regain weight after drastic dieting

One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
We’d all like to have a different, or at least improved, body. But why do we want the body we want? Mike/Flickr

Your ‘ideal’ body, and why you want it

A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly?

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