Starved: The Ideal Body Weight

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The guilt and shame wore heavily on me. I knew I was mistreating my body and denying it of much needed nutrition. I felt someone my age should know much better than to do something so drastic like this. I thought to myself "how could I let this happen?" The deep regret and embarrassment consumed me and still does to this day. Ever since I was a young child, the media has broadcasted the "thin ideal" in almost every way possible. Not only are there models on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, but there are an immense amount of advertisements persuading woman that it is necessary to be thin in the world today. Throughout the years, I have had a constant battle with the way I thought my body should like and what society thought was acceptable. Growing up, I was always a bit heavier than other children my age and was criticized for my weight constantly by peers and family. I wasn't overweight but i wasn't ideally skinny like celebrities and actresses I had seen in the magazines and the movies day after day. I wouldn't call it bulimia or anorexia because I didn't for...
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