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Body Shaming: 7 Ways To Deal With The Body-Negative People In Your Life

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Many of us have been there: Again, your friend is making uncomfortable comments about how fat she feels, how much weight someone gained over winter break, or going on about how much you both need to get to the gym. There's a name for this kind of talk, and it's called body-shaming.

At a time when the media slams celebrities for being "too fat" on a daily basis and over 40 percent of 18 to 24-year-old women self-Photoshop their pictures before sharing them online, the pressure to have the perfect body can feel like it's coming at you from every angle. What if your friends are part of the problem, too? It can be especially hard to feel good about yourself when you're surrounded by people who are tearing themselves and others down. Here are 7 ways to deal with a body-shaming friend -- without getting sucked into the negativity yourself.

Tell us: How do you stay body-positive? Tell us in the comments or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

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