This is a nice link I found to a statement about body image. I like what she/he says about bodies and how to help yourself feel better about your own:
And this article is fascinating: link. What the author says is that scientists are positing that our BRAINS may actually distort our perception of our bodies - so people who are slender can't see how slender they are! They perceive themselves as wider than they are. They are thinking that might be tied to anorexia and other body image diseases.
There's lots to read about body image on the net, lots of books on the shelves, lots of articles in the news. So why does it continue to be so darned difficult to feel good about how we look???