Effects Of Anorexia Nervosa On Body Image And Self Esteem Essay

1958 Words Mar 7th, 2015 8 Pages
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 “Barbie”, can have negative effects on body image. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which an individual becomes too thin from not eating enough food (“Eating Disorders: MedlinePlus”). 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…

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