Today is International No Diet Day. So many eating disorders begin as well-intentioned diets.
Sadly, for some the quest to eat more healthfully devolves into a downward spiral of self-destruction.
The focus on discipline and willpower and the desire to punish oneself for "cheating" on a diet can lead to a cycle of binging and purging.
So today I wanted to share these new pictures from The Doll Project. This part of the series explores the origins of eating disorders from another angle. Those who have seen the previous installment may recall that I was looking at these issues from a historical perspective. This part of the contemporary series of photos I am taking right now examines things from a psychological perspective. Where does this sense of self-loathing come from? The fashion and beauty industry's impossible standards of physical perfection are not the only factors. I'll get into that more later.
In the meantime, I'd like to invite my Chicago area readers who have not already done so to stop by the Envision Gallery at Flourish Studios to see The Doll Project before the show ends on Wednesday the 9th.
Here are the details:
I end this post now with some final food for thought for International No Diet Day: