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Chapter 17: Media Madness
By Laura J. Goodman, Mona Villapiano
Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and other digital and print media all impact the visions and opinions we have of ourselves. For some of us, the impact is imperceptible. For others, particularly those who already suffer with low self-esteem, body-image issues or eating disorders, the impact can be profound and detrimental.
In this chapter, we introduce you to ways in which you can assess the impact media and social media have on your relationship with food, your mood, and your sense of self. Then, we will introduce you to things you can do to limit your exposure to negative media and its messages while building your sense of esteem through self-enhancing activities.