Argumentative Essay On Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are classified as psychological problems that result in disruptive eating habits that can result in life-threatening consequences. Eating disorders don’t just involve psychological problems; it is also associated with emotional and physical problems. The three types of eating disorders discussed in this class were; Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder (General Information. n.d.). Individuals who are classified as having anorexia nervosa typically feel and describe themselves as being larger or overweight. They are normally just the very opposite though; quite thin. Bulimia nervosa is categorized as individuals with disordered eating who eat a lot of food in one setting and later get rid of the food. This disordered eating is defined as binge eating and the process …show more content…
Such environmental influences could be the media and outside culture, peer pressure related to family and peers. The media often portrays being thin as what is “cool”, “sexy” and as what all women should look like. Commercials today promote weight loss products and show women who are very thin. This is promoting being thin, having very few flaws and as what you should strive to be. This is not a healthy goal for people to strive towards and shows unrealistic women in these commercials and pictures. People should not have this idea in their head as someone to compare themselves to because it can result in unhealthy behaviors such as low-self esteem and eating disorders (Park, 2005). Based on research done on adolescent girls, research shows that they are more likely prone to media influence. According to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics; “of more than 500 fifth through twelfth grade girls, 69% of them said that magazine pictures influenced their ideas of what the perfect body shape is (Park,

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