Anorexia Persuasive Essay

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Whether it’s anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, eating disorders are destroying the lives of people all over the world. To solve this issue, we as family members and friends of people with eating disorders need to find the root of the problem. The most common reason for an eating disorder is a lack of self love. This lack of confidence comes from a large amount of social media intake, which if decreased, would make a happier more confident humanity. If people suffering from eating disorders were to love themselves for who they are, it would be much easier to kick the habit of starving themselves to look “thinner.” One other way to replace this disorder is to put a workout or healthy diet into place. This means having a healthy body and …show more content…
According to NEDA, the National Eating Disorder Association, an eating disorder is defined as a series of psychological and emotional issues that create abnormal eating habits. The first and one of the most common types of eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. This form of mental illness is characterized by self-starvation and extreme weight loss because of this excessive weight loss, it can be very easy to notice when someone has developed anorexia, but it is still very commonly seen in young men and women. About 90-95% of people who suffer from anorexia nervosa are young girls and women and is the most common type of diagnosed mental illness among young women. Anorexia also takes the highest death rate of any mental health illness (NEDA, 2016.) Although anorexia is very common, it is not the only eating disorder that is affecting …show more content…
First we need to start helping the person, not the disease. A lack of self love is the most major reason for eating disorders. Promoting self confidence and a love for your body can do wonders when kicking an eating disorders. One way to promote self love is to build yourself and others up to give them more confidence (Santilli, 2015.) Body distortion is a big problem with eating disorders and can take over a person’s mind. Respect your uniqueness and allow yourself to be you. Trying to look like others will not make a person happier than they could be as being true to themselves. Find your great qualities and let them shine through your insecurities. Focus on the things that you like about yourself, not what you want to change (Smith, 2016.) With more self love and confidence, people with start to see was they truly are, not fat, not skinny, but healthy and

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