Eating Disorders : Anorexia Nervosa, And Binge Eating Disorder

1444 Words Apr 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Today many girls struggle with the issue of their body image leading to eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Girls are facing this issue very early on in their lives, it is starting to take over their entire life. “At the age of 6, girls are starting to show concern for their weight and 40-60% of elementary school girls are expressing their concern of being too fat” (Get The Facts On Eating Disorders). There are numerous reasons girls develop eating disorders including; mothers having concern about their own weight and their daughters weight, pressure from friends, self-esteem issues, and most importantly pressure from the media. The media portrays an “ideal” body, but in reality those women are not losing weight in a healthy way. Parents play a vital role in their daughter’s childhood lifestyle. They are their role models and control what they eat and watch. Parents need to show their daughters good eating habits, filter what they are watching/reading in the media, and encourage them to be active. If parents take control early in their daughter’s life, less girls will develop an eating disorder. The media is a big factor in influencing eating disorders. Girls are always on their phones and following their favorite celebrities on Instagram, Snapchat, twitter, etc. What a lot of these celebrities have in common is they are all very skinny. The problem is that girls look up to these celebrities and wish to look like them.…

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