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Anorexia 4

  • Date Submitted: 03/10/2012 06:19 PM
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In this paragraph I am going to be writing about eating disorders. I’m going to explain why girls develop disorders like anorexia and bulimia. This is important because eating disorders are extremely dangerous, and the death rate is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death in girls who are 15-24 years old.
The main reason teenage girls develop eating disorders is because of bad body image. The media has put in everyone’s mind that you have to be thin. So some girls become convinced they are ugly because they don’t look the super skinny super models. They feel that by starving themselves, they will become ‘beautiful’.
Another reason could be for a sense of control. Teens who have a hard time at home, or who are bullied at school are more vulnerable to eating disorders, because by choosing exactly what they want to eat, they feel stronger, and more controlled. And, when the results begin to show (as in a huge drop in weight), they feel accomplished and proud of themselves.
In a lot of sports, such as gymnastics, figure skating, and ballet, the athletes are encouraged to be as thin as possible. A lot of them end up developing eating disorders around the time of puberty, when their bodies are changing and they want to stop their natural weight gain.
In conclusion, 2 in 100 teens in North America will struggle with an eating disorder. I think the media should stop putting false images of beauty in everyone’s mind, because starving yourself to be thin isn’t healthy.


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