Today we are coining a new phrase; social anorexia.
Social Anorexia is an eating disorder stemming from the pure desire to be thin, in order to be perceived by others as beautiful and worthy. Sufferers are heavily influenced by media, hollywood and the fashion industry. The message they understand is being sent from the media; thin is beautiful. If you are not thin, you are not worthy.
Social anorexics desire to be thin distorts their view of the world. If diet restriction fails, these individuals self esteem is destroyed and they fall further into their belief they will never measure up to societies expectaions of beauty and body image.