Teen Self-Image and Weight Control
This essay looks at the issues of both obesity and anorexia among adolescents.
# 5683 | 950 words | 4 sources | APA | 2001 |
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders) , Nutrition (Food) , Psychology (Eating Disorders)
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This paper examines how both anorexia and obesity are products of how teens see themselves. The author looks at why adolescents turn to "comfort food": carbohydrates, fats and sugar, plus how unrealistic body images of females in the media lead to anorexia and/or bulimia in mostly female teens. The paper provides tips on how to boost adolescents' self-esteem.
From the Paper:"The problems pertaining to weight control and self-image in teenagers now extends to two completely opposite ends of the dietary spectrum. While some adolescents struggle with obesity primarily due to the American diet of refined sugars, carbohydrates and fried fast foods, others struggle to survive as the result of a self-induced state of starvation known as "anorexia nervosa." Both situations can have fatal results."
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