Below are pictures of Luisel and Ana. Luisel’s heart stopped. Ana’s kidney’s malfunctioned.
Luisel was 22. Ana was 21. They had their whole damn life ahead of them.
I wonder how many girls are in treatment centers right now, parents praying for their lives, while they secretly starve themselves by sucking liquid from their feeding tubes? It doesn’t get any uglier that this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about what is going to change this skinny trend. If you know please tell me.
Death isn’t going to do it. Anorexics don’t fear death. They fear life.
I wonder what I would be thinking if I was 16 right now, flipping through fashion magazines and seeing these images.
Actually, the message is quite clear. Start starving yourself. Our girls are bombarded with these deadly images day in and day out, don’t fool yourself into thinking they are not affected by the media.
Take a look at these stats, and please do your best to be a solid role model to the girls in your life;
The fear of being fat is so overwhelming that young girls have indicated in surveys that they are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents.
The annual death rate associated with anorexia is more than 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all other causes combined for females between 15 and 24 years old.
8% of women suffer from either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
Eating disorders are now the third most common chronic illness in adolescent girls.
The death rate associated with anorexia nervosa alone is more than 12 times higher than the overall death rate among young women in the general population.
While the most common age of onset is between 14 and 25 years of age, eating disorders occur in a wide range of ages, and are increasingly seen in children as young as 10.
It is estimated that 3% of women will be affected by eating disorders in their lifetime.
81% of 10-year-olds restrict eating (diet). At least 46% of 9-year-olds restricted eating.
52% of girls begin dieting before age 14.
71% of adolescent girls want to be thinner despite only a small proportion being over a healthy weight.