Women Hate on Their Bodies 36 Times a Day

Survey shows frequent negative thoughts about appearance
By Jen Paton,  Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2009 1:59 PM CST
What's to feel bad about?   (Shutterstock.com)

(Newser) – Women are pretty good at feeling bad: They have negative thoughts about their appearance an average of 36 times a day, a survey shows. One hundred women, aged from 35 to 70, were asked to carry a clicker and register every time they felt anxious about any aspect of their face or body. The bad feelings flowed an average of 252 times a week, reports the Daily Mail.

One 50-something British television personality who took part in the study (and clicked 300 times per day) said negative thoughts were strongest in the morning but noticeably diminished as she applied makeup.