Body Image

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Body Image Do you look in the mirror and pick yourself apart? Do you constantly worry about what you look like? You might be thinking, “Sure, no big deal.” But, the way you look at yourself and how you "talk" to yourself on a daily basis can have a huge impact on your life. One of the largest influence on teenage girls is the media.The media pushes body image, clothes, and fast food. At the same time they push weight lose with unrealistic results. The combination of all the above leads teenage girls down the road to eating disorders and a confusing self-image When you are not happy with who you are it is hard to be a good friend and a good student. If your mind is on what you don't like about yourself and your body, then you are ignoring the good things that make you experience life positively, leaving you with a negative view of the world. This outlook affects how you treat other people, how you do in classes, and how you deal with problems on a day to day basis. Just imagine what you are missing when you are spending all of your time thinking about how you look! There is a common problem among teenage girls eating disorders. Eating disorders refers to seeing your body and food in a negative way. For instance, if you were to eat a piece of chocolate cake, then go to the mirror and tell yourself that you ate more than you should have, you are looking at food in a negative way. Food keeps you alive. Without the right amounts of vitamins and minerals, your body won't work well. Yet many women, especially teenagers, see food as the enemy. In the process of saying that food is the enemy, the media is saying that fast food is the quick and easy way to eat. Their target audience are teenagers. In esse... ... middle of paper ... ...u are led to think they do. With the right lighting and some computer work, anybody can look like a "model." Body image has a tremendous impact on girls in America. Weather they grow up to be teachers, doctors, lawyers, house wives, or any profession they choose. The pressure of how the look causes girls and young women to turn to eating disorders and extreme behavior. It’s upsetting that teenage girls feel this way, but it is the reality of today. How can this problem be changed? There could be more regular and plus sized models in magazines and on television. Less ads for diets that cause people to lose massive amounts of weight in a short period of time, only to have it return. I don’t know the answer to this problem, but it does need to be solved. As a teenage girl affected by the perfect image I’m concerned and hope that the answer will be found.

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