Jocelyn Bennett. Mrs. Gallos. English 3 Honors. 6, April
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English 3 Honors
6, April 2017
What it Takes to Achieve the Perfect Body
The world today makes it to where if a person is not accepted they go home, they cry, and they try to cope their pain with either food, harm, anger etc. They shut themselves away from the world because they believe that they are imperfect. However, they are not the imperfect ones, it is society. Society raises the rates of depression within victims of eating disorders. There are three main reasons for developing an eating disorder: social, genetics, and psychological. The society today brings many people to the belief that to obtain the perfect body they must put their bodies through unhealthy habits which can lead to the harm of themselves…show more content…
Anorexia is more of the psychological eating disorder. This is said because they believe they are bigger than what they truly are, however they are not. In fact, the victims are mostly under or below weight according to the body mass index scale.
However, “Someone with anorexia may also have a distorted body image, shown by thinking she or he is fat” (Anorexia Nervosa). Viewing themselves as fat causes them to purge (forcibly vomit). Many of the victims are aware of the health effects caused by purging. However, victims of anorexia only consider what they believe is what is truly seen. These victims will do anything to make sure their issue of being “fat” is resolved.
The terrible fact about this mentality is that the victim’s mind will not allow them to see anything other than “fat”. So, telling a victim repeatedly that they are not fat will not be an effective solution to their problem. Thus, making anorexia not only a physical disorder but a mental disorder as well.
Additionally, many people would not even think that someone would participate in both practices, anorexia nervosa and binge-eating, however there are multiple people that do. The term for having a combination of both symptoms is bulimia nervosa. Unfortunately, “between 1.1% and 4.6% of females and 0.1% to 0.5% of males will develop bulimia” (Bulimia). This may not seem like a lot