Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

Why is it that ‘big­ger is bet­ter’ when shop­ping for gro­ceries and eat­ing out, but some­how it’s the com­plete op­po­site when you’re buy­ing clothes? You can ra­tion­alise that over-pho­to­shopped mod­els and chis­elled ath­letes do not re­flect the ‘av­er­age’ body shape, but the shop man­nequin is also to blame for set­ting un­re­al­is­tic ex­pec­ta­tions. Ac­cord­ing to Pro­fes­sor Tim Olds from the Univer­sity of South Aus­tralia, fe­male shop man­nequins are about 10 cen­time­tres taller than the typ­i­cal Aus­tralian woman and have much broader shoul­ders, nar­rower waists and longer calves. No won­der it’s so tricky (and frus­trat­ing!) to find a pair of jeans that fits! This is­sue is all about em­brac­ing size and be­ing kind to your body. We know that be­ing un­happy with your weight and hav­ing a neg­a­tive body im­age can dam­age your re­la­tion­ship with food. So, turn the page to read about the new peace move­ment that helps you love the skin you’re in.

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