Poll: Do Fashion Magazines influence your disordered eating habits?

We have about 150 votes on the poll posted on the right side of the blog. If you click on the "comments" link at the bottom of the poll you can view this map which I found quite interesting. Kind of odd how the central part of the U.S does not have many voters, I wonder why?


I thought was pretty cool be be able to visualize where readers are coming from in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We also have many friends in the 74 countries including the UK, Australia, Europe and even Kazakhstan as shown below on this Google Analytics map;

Isn't technology mind-boggling? For those of you who don't know I am a tech-geek. I live for this stuff. The thought that I can communicate with others all across the world just fascinates me. It keeps me up at night, thinking about the possibilities.

A blog is such a unique form of expression too. I would have absolutely NO interest in this if it was a one way conversation. Posting my viewpoint out there with no feedback is boring- I want to hear YOU. I am always excited to read comments, differing points of view, and get into great debates.

Thank you for being a part of my life girls! 


PS Please post your ideas for a new poll, what are you curious to ask this community?

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5 Responses to Poll: Do Fashion Magazines influence your disordered eating habits?

  1. Shannon says:

    I love Google Maps. We’ve used it some at work. I saw that there was one respondent from Wyoming who indicated that models did not influence her eating behaviors. I’m from Wyoming, and I think that the culture here is a little less pressuring where weight is concerned. I always get more worried about how much I’m eating before I go back East to visit my family. At any rate, regarding the fashion model thing, I actually feel more pressure from the images of celebrities and socialites that I see in fashion magazines. They vary in height and build, and yet most of the time they are photographed, they seem perfectly honed and polished. I will often think, “why can’t I be like that?” And that definitely fuels my disordered eating. I hate to admit it, but it does.

  2. Cammy says:

    I didn’t really know how to vote, because I don’t think it’s a black and white, yes/no issue for me. I would have to say yes to some degree, but it’s more of a side issue than the main things fueling the fire, if that makes sense. At times when I was very deep in AN it was almost a help to look at pictures in magazines, to see that even the unrealistic models had more flesh than I did at the time, kind of a reality check without the reality. 😉

  3. Newt says:

    Interesting poll. What I am interested to know is what do most of your readership do? Are they students? Models? Artists? etc? At times I find myself out of place here since my background is electrical engineering and not fashion industry related. Just curious. Thanks.

  4. mamaV says:

    Hi Newt: Great question…why didn’t I think of that? I’ll post and ask this question. I would bet we will be surprised by the answers.

  5. Ann says:

    I like your website. Good job.
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