My reactions to the video on Dying to be Thin
It stunned me because I did not have a good understanding on eating disorders and how they affect the people’s health. It is about people who have eating disorders like anorexic and bulimia. Since the 1950’s anorexia has increased thirty-five percent. You have all these diets now days and then some women become unhappy with their bodies. You have little girls saying they are fat and trying to diet. Three out of hundred girls will develop an eating disorder according to the video.
Some girls now days just like Erin in the video are afraid if they eat in turn, they will get fat. In addition, they get ideas about what their weight should be by television. Some girls are made fun of in school by other kids telling them they are fat. You see it now days between adults making fun of other adults for being fat or putting them down for being fat. I see it all the time on face book. Young girls see the models on television and think that have to loose so much weight to be beautiful and that is not true.
Then you have a person who has the eating disorder bulimia. Where they will eat and eat and eat then go to the bathroom and through up instead of starving themselves, which is bad for your health. Not everyone will develop an eating disorder but some will. You have to teach your daughter or son that they are beautiful inside and out no matter what. More parents should get more education on this subject because it is growing each day. Just like the one girl who was a ballerina said her teacher at twelve years old was coming up to her and told her she was fat and need to lose weight. That is uncalled for in my book but just hearing about what a dancer has to go through or a model is scary.
When I was pregnant, I heard all kinds of stories after you start having kids you will be fat and no one will think you are pretty. Therefore, while I was pregnant with my daughter those are the thoughts that went...