I have noticed a disturbing trend in the world.
Teenage girls think that being skinny is sexy.
Lets face it, with peer pressure and a society that is obsessed with celebrities,it can be hard for a teenage girl to be comfortable with their looks & weight.
They have the misconception that starving themselves gives them a chance to become a model,actress or the next superstar.
Or they think that they will never find a guy to love them,because they are too fat.
When in reality some may be suffering from Anorexia.
I am not a doctor,if you think you have a eating disorder you should see a doctor A.S.A.P
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
It is a combination of a two disorders.
A eating & psychological disorder with a distorted body image.
Typically a person with anorexia will begin dieting to lose weight.
Over time the weight loss is seen as a sign of control.
The drive to lose weight is secondary to control & fears relating to their body.
The person continues the vicious cycle of dieting while having a distorted body image.
They may also
- constantly think about food
- exercise too much
- use laxatives
- overuse diet pills
- use enemas
- use diuretics
- feel fat when others say you aren't
- are horrified of gaining weight
- lie about eating or hide food
- base your self worth on your weight
This cycle soon becomes an obsession.
It takes over the individuals body and mind.
If something isn't done to help them,they could literally starve to death.
What causes Anorexia?
At this time it is not know what causes Anorexia
If you think you have a problem or know someone who needs help call
The National Eating Disorders Association toll free hotline - 1-800-931-2237
Girls remember that if a guy can't accept you for who you are.
You don't need him.
It is normal to diet,just don't starve yourself or get obsessed with food.
That isn't normal behavior.
Learn to love yourself as you are.
I think that confidence is attractive.
Don't be afraid to talk to someone.
Ask your friends & family for support.
Let them know if you are depressed and tell them what is bothering you.
If you are being bullied at school tell your parents or teacher.
Until next time - God Bless Us All