There are many women out there who are absolutely obsessed with their weight. I don’t know what it is about these ladies, but they think that they simply have to look a certain way. The media does not help. We are constantly bombarded with images of the so-called perfect body shape. It’s honestly enough to make you feel a little crazy from time to time.
Of course, we all want (and need) to be as healthy as possible. Having said that, an obsession with constantly losing weight can quickly turn into something seriously unhealthy. All too often, you will find that people end up losing their minds over this issue.
What’s even more worrying is the fact that many of us ladies actually end up with eating disorders. According to research from the Epidemiology of Eating Disorders, around 20 million women in America are medically diagnosed as having eating disorders. That is a much higher number than many of us would expect.
When people begin to take on ‘fad diets’ too, they often find that it is nigh impossible to fit into their everyday life. That means that they end up yo-yo dieting, which is highly unhealthy! So, how has all this happened?
1. Body image is a sensitive topic for young women
One of the main things that people need to remember is the fact that a girl’s body image can be a very fragile thing. Women get judged so readily on the way that they look that it makes sense that this would happen.
2. The media highlights celebrity weight gain
The moment that Kim Kardashian (or any other minor celeb) puts on weight, it suddenly becomes front page news. The media feed off women’s insecurities and show women when they are at their weakest. Hence, women begin to believe that weight gain is a sin.
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