Disney Channel Star Demi Lovato At The Age Of 18 Essay examples

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In 2010, Disney Channel star Demi Lovato at the age of 18 began a hard journey of rehabilitation due to the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa which causes one to binge eat and then purge because of bad body image. She has suffered since she was child with bulimia nervosa because of heritability and social pressures. Demi’s mother and grandmother had both suffered from bulimia, so it became Demi’s way of life. Not only was her eating disorder influenced by her genetics, but also because of the beauty pageants she participated in when she was younger. Eating disorders among celebrities aren’t out of the ordinary because of the constant fear of being removed from the public eye due to unsightly weight gain. Many stars fall prey to eating disorders due to pressures from their fans and producers. They must hold up a certain image to stay “on top” and many believe they can’t without either remaining a constant weight or losing the excess.
The years between childhood innocence and adult maturity are brutal. Teenagers’ bodies are going through numerous changes both physically and emotionally. For decades, teenagers have struggled with good eating habits. Around 80 percent of teenagers practice some form of unhealthy weight control. In girls, fat becomes easier to store in the hip and chest area causing their bodies to be less flat and more like an hourglass. The body is preparing itself for the child bearing years while the mind is still trying to hold onto the joys of…

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