Body Image Project

Eating disorders

Definitions:

Body image is how people think about there body and people see themselves. Beauty is when the shape, color or form please somebody which is usually the sight. I think that when people think of their body most automatically think of the negative because a lot of people aren't confident in the way they look.

Media

Body images often get influenced by outside sources such as friends, family or the media. I think it's mostly the media today, they continuously post about famous people talking about there body and how they look. If somebody gains weight then they are put in a magazine so everybody can know about it. This makes peoples minds always think everybody should look like them, I think society shouldn't listen to magazines and realize that everybody is different.

10 facts

  • "Eating disorders are categorized as mental illnesses where there is an unhealthy relationship with food."
  • Eating disorders change the way people think about themselves and often change peoples appearance.
  • "24 million people in the U.S. struggle with an eating disorder."
  • Anorexic, Bulimia, and binge eating are the 3 main eating disorders.
  • 50% of people with the disorder also struggle with depression
  • These disorders can be caused by psychology issues or genetics
  • " Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness."
  • 50-80% of developing this disorder is from genetics
  • 10-15% of those who suffer from anorexia are males
  • These people have low self esteem and pressure to be skinny

5 steps

  1. Avoid offending media
  2. Don't go to shopping centers
  3. Don't have conversations about appearance
  4. Meditate
  5. Eat healthy