Body Image: Love The Body You Are?

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Love the Body You Are In Steve Maraboli quotes, “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman [or man] being unapologetically herself [or himself]; comfortable in her [or his] perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty” (“Quotes About Body Image”). Everyone’s goal is to achieve perfection. Women will stop at nothing to achieve perfection. This perfection includes the perfect body shape, the perfect hair, and even the perfect man. This constant strive for perfection leads to low self-esteem and negative body image. mA combination of negative body image and self-esteem can trigger eating disorders including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating, and obesity. The media, including the famous …show more content…
Anorexia nervosa caused by a combination of biological, physical and social factors (Ross-Flanigan). Many people with anorexia nervosa come from families that are overprotective and have unrealistic expectations for their kids (Ross-Flanigan). Anorexia nervosa usually occurs during the teenage years or early twenties. Contrary to popular belief, both women and men are affected by anorexia. Usually triggered by stress, anorexia nervosa can be triggered by things such as: moving, changing schools, going through puberty, having low self-esteem, fearing loss of control, fearing adulthood, and feeling the need to gain approval from peers …show more content…
They will consume large amounts of food even when they are not feeling physically hungry (“Binge eating disorder (compulsive overeating)”). Eating alone because they feel embarrassed by how much they are eating, binge eaters sometimes feel disgusting and depressed (“Binge eating disorder (compulsive overeating)”). Binge-eating can cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels which can lead to diabetes. It can also cause fatigue and muscle and joint pain. Affecting the gallbladder and heart, binge eating can cause disease and even failure to these organs. (“Binge eating disorder (compulsive

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