This Surprising Test Reveals Your True Body Type
Your Body Type May Make You More Prone to Binge Eating
Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images
It’s a phenomenon that many of us have experienced: You crack open a family-size bag of Doritos to put out for a party, telling yourself you’ll eat only one or two, and the entire bag is dunzo before your guests even arrive. “Loss-of-control” eating is very, very common, especially for women, because our eating habits are so closely tied to our body image.
Disordered eating has always been chalked up to mental and emotional causes, and while that much still rings true, a new study conducted by Drexel University researchers suggests that your preexisting body type may also have some influence. Preliminary findings from the study reveal that “centralized fat distribution”—or what we call an apple-shaped body that stores most of its fat in the midsection—may be a key risk factor for the development of “eating disturbance,” lead author Laura Berner, PhD, toldScience Daily.
Researchers monitored nearly 300 college-aged women for two years, keeping track of height, weight, and total body fat percentage. Overall, the women who had more body fat stored in the center of their bodies, regardless of their total body mass, were not only at higher risk for binge eating habits but were also significantly more likely to report dissatisfaction with the way their bodies looked.
Video: Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy
Favorite Moschino Accessories
Best Eyelash Curler: LVL Enhance Lash Treatment
25 Classic Taper Haircuts 2019
Lena Dunham Nails The Leaked Photo Scandal In One Powerful Tweet
Jogging Beats Weight Lifting for Losing Belly Fat
Clinton Kelly On Trends You Can (And Should) Wear
50 Gears Of War Tattoo Designs For Men – Video Game Ink Ideas
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Make Up Pouch (940.00)
Reddits 5 Freezing-Office Outfit Tips That Dont Make You Look Weird
5 Things You Didnt Know About Left-Handers
10 Bow Hairstyles With Tutorials