Essay on Eating Disorders; Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity in America

1080 Words Oct 28th, 2013 5 Pages
Eating Disorders; Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity in America

In many other countries, living skinny enough to show bones means they live in poverty while having excessive weight shows individuals living in higher class society. In America, obese and anorexic are two body types that have been called diseases, in which they is very similar and different in many aspects. I do not approve of anorexia nervosa or obesity. I want my readers to understand the effects of these diseases and what they can cause.
Obesity means living fat or overweight. Obesity is a cosmetic issue. It is also a chronic disease. Obesity leads to diabetes, cardiovascular, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and other chronic illnesses. Obesity is very difficult to
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There are many signs that one is on the verge of becoming obese would be clothing that is tighter, having extra fat around the midsection, increased sweating, feeling extremely tired every day. Signs and symptoms of one becoming anorexic would be blotchy and yellow skin that is dry, confused and slow thinking, poor memory, judgment, depression, dry mouth, extreme sensitivity to coldness, and loss of bone and muscle strength.
When you are living in America, society plays a big role in one’s life. It is no big surprise that eating disorders are increasing because of society’s views on living thin. North American women are given the message in their young adulthood that in order to be happy, beautiful, and successful you have to be thin. Hundreds of teenage girls are starving themselves at this very moment. They are trying to obtain what the fashion industry considers to be the “model” figure. They are under a large amount of pressure so they start starving themselves, and vomiting, and only eating diet food to keep themselves thin. Many celebrities and actresses we have seen on television has deprived themselves of proper nutrition and endured hours of exercise.
When living obese in America, society can be very cruel. Living obese is frowned upon and is often judged. They have come up with numerous exercise techniques to maximize weight loss. Most of the time when you turn on the

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