A new study conducted by RMIT and La Trobe universities in Melbourne has found that 90% Australian women are extremely dissatisfied with their weight
The What’s Really Eating You study, being conducted by principal investigator Adrian Schembri has found that more than half the women experience daily “fat days”.
Schembri’s study has found that at least two third of the women check their bodies regularly to determine how much they can eat and it is not surprising that the most frequently checked body parts are the stomach, thighs and bottom.
The survey comes at an interesting time as many young school girls are now being given lessons on body image. The BodyThink program funded by Dove Self Esteem Fund and run by The Butterfly Foundation, hopes to teach young women to love their bodies and prevent them from succumbing to eating disorders. The classes are currently running at NSW high schools and have plans to branch out nationally.
As the survey is still running, the findings are still at a preliminary stage but when only 1 out of every 10 women says she is satisfied with her weight, it is pretty obvious that Australian women are struggling with a healthy body image.
More women are being requested to participate in this nationwide survey and if you are interested in participating, please click here.
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