Problems Faced Due To Food

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Issues Being Faced Due to Food Throughout the years, Americans have been faced with serious complications in relation to food. We have faced eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, as well as food addictions which have all had effects on body image issues that we have in our generation. Our generation has created plenty of body images that they see as ‘perfect”, even though it may not be the healthiest of ideals. These issues are being faced by all Americans, even though some may not even realized that they have a problem, and we could easily make a change in effort to change these problems. The issues being faced may or may not be psychologically based but research has been done to try to figure out the causes …show more content…
For example, men are into the idea of “getting ripped” so they start over-excessively working out and start to only eat certain foods. On the other hand you have girls who are becoming to care about things such as “thigh gaps” and being skinny. As stated in “Add Cake, Subtract Self-esteem,” “That one has great thighs, this one’s gained weight, who’s thin, who’s fat, how do I compare?” (Knapp, 190) This statement sums up how females, especially young teenage girls, tend to see themselves and compare themselves to others around them which tends to decrease their self-esteems and can possibly lead to eating disorders as mentioned previously. Our generation has also started to see beauty within girls that have curves and now that is something being put out in ads to try to get people to want to look the way these girls do, rather than be a “size zero” like people used to strive to …show more content…
Eating disorders and food addictions have become serious problems throughout our generation and will continue to get worse if we do not make an effort to change our bad eating habits. Like I have stated previously, there are healthier things you can do to be healthy and happy such as diets and exercise. Body imaging has become a huge problem throughout young men and teenage girls, but affects everyone of all ages just the same. Instead of us focusing on having the “perfect body” and fitting in with this society’s ideals on what’s “perfect” and what’s not, we should focus on how we could be living healthier and what we should get rid of to help make it easier for everyone. We should pay more attention to what the health psychologists have to say and what they suggest doing for a change, not necessarily go to extremes but at least considering change. It is not okay that we have our generation thinking that they need to change their healthy lifestyles just to fit into the society’s ideals. Cutting out intake of fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Burger King can be a very successful start to a healthy change. Removing these types of food from your diet can also lead to you feeling better and less exhausted throughout the

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