Insecure, uncomfortable, ugly and fat?
Look at pictures of our icons in the media, magazines and television and this is what some of us start to feel.
Just because some celebrities look like this, it doesn't mean they are beautiful. There was a documentary recently about extreme weight loss, and the impact it had on me was shocking.
Trying to achieve this beautiful size zero look is dangerous, with some celebs having even died to look ridiculously thin.
Karen Carpenter died of a heart attack in 1983 because she constantly battled to be thin and anorexia nervosa killed her because her eating habits became a disorder. Her heart attack was caused by heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa and malnutrition. She was a well famous singer and the press and the public were very shocked when they heard about it.
Yes, they're famous, rich and pretty but they are all terribly underweight. I bet all of you girls sit and look at these mags and as I do, think I wish I was that skinny. But you're not realising it's not beautiful to be that way. These celebs go to extreme lengths to achieve this horrible look.
Marilyn Monroe, the most gorgeous woman of all time was a voluptuous size 16, would that happen nowadays?
All I want to say is that you are YOU and you should stay healthy. Don’t feel pressured by the media, because you could end up dead.
Sub-Ed Note: Although less common, boys can suffer from anorexic disorders and body image pressure too.
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