Negative body image increases the risk of engaging in unhealthy dieting and disordered eating patterns
social media engagement or exposure to image-related content was associated with higher body dissatisfaction, dieting/restricting food, overeating, and choosing healthy foods.
social media encourages comparison between users, (ii) comparisons heighten feelings about the body, (iii) young adults modify their appearance to portray a perceived ideal image, (iv) young adults are aware of social media's impact on body image and food choices, however, (v) external validation via social media is pursued
Social media engagement or exposure to image-related content may negatively impact body image and food choice in some healthy young adults.
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