This week we’re talking about an incredibly common behaviour that can happen during recovery, which is body checking. In this episode I’m going to explain:
- What body checking is
- Sneaky forms of body checking you might not even realise you are doing
- Why we engage in body checking i.e. what purpose does it serve
- And finally, 7 effective strategies for how to stop body checking behaviours
Research studies mentioned in this week’s episode:
Tanck JA, Vocks S, Riesselmann B, Waldorf M. Gender Differences in Affective and Evaluative Responses to Experimentally Induced Body Checking of Positively and Negatively Valenced Body Parts. Front Psychol. 2019;10:1058. Published 2019 May 14. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01058
Walker DC, White EK, Srinivasan VJ. A meta-analysis of the relationships between body checking, body image avoidance, body image dissatisfaction, mood, and disordered eating. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 Aug;51(8):745-770. doi: 10.1002/eat.22867. Epub 2018 Apr 16. PMID: 29659039.
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