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Im So Fat This exact line and lines similar to it are spoken daily by millions of girls throughout the Western World Girls that are not even overweight in the slightest have been under a huge misapprehension because they believe this line to be true and as a result there has been a dramatic increase in development of eating disorders in the female population in the United States and Canada Imagine being a fifteen-year-old girl flipping through the pages of Cosmopolitan and being constantly bombarded with airbrushed images of size 0 models and actresses with huge bleached smiles on their faces surrounded by gorgeous buff men After viewing the images its not that hard to believe that the only way to acheive happiness is by being that thin There has been a huge rise in female adolescents developing some sort of an eating disorder in the past 20 years can be traced back to the medias influence on society While there are a number of psychological and biochemical factors that play a role in the epidemic the media contributes greatly to onset of eating disorders in young women by distorting their body image glamorizing sports that require a trim physical appearance and the portrayal of success among thin women Some General Information about eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder of self-starvation It is an extreme aversion to good It is a huge problem with deep psychological roots This is perhaps the most popular or at least more commercialized eating disorder around since most of the general public has a general idea of what anorxia is Bulimia Nervosa is the repeated cycles of binging and purging consuming large amounts of food and attempting to get rid of it by means of laxatives or vomiting and it a predominately female disease A person with bulimia faces feelings of guilt depression and self-condemnation after binging and will do whatever necessary to prevent weight gain while a
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