Best & Worst Resolutions
For Your Closet (and Self-Esteem)
Best Resolution: To buy a new outfit you feel great in.
Being preoccupied with how clothing fits may be associated with "disordered eating and an overevaluation of weight and shape," a Yale study reports. Why not let clothing be empowering?
Worst Resolution: To stop buying clothes until you lose weight.
"So often women deprive themselves of any pleasure while they try to change their bodies. It is punitive, and there's nothing like a sense of deprivation to trigger binge eating," says body-image expert Margo Maine, PhD, author of The Body Myth.
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