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Eating Disorders in Sports

- Introduction General Background The occurrence of eating disorders are a serious problem worldwide. A major problem with this disease, abnormal eating behaviour that can threaten your health or even your life,(1) is that the mortality prevalence rates are highest among those who are not under professional care: per 100 000 females, 370 die suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and 1500 women with Bulimia die.(2) The worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(3) According to the Trimbos Institute, the presence of an eating disorder at some point in time for Dutch civilians is 0.7%.(4) Howe...   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia]

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What 's Eating Teens?

- ... Many athletes that suffer from an eating disorder have a tendency to being dieting early in their career to improve performance. This practice, publicly, come at an extremely young age that most gymnasts enter the sport creates an early obsession with dieting and weight loss in addition many of those athletes face direct pressure from trusted sources such as peers, coaches, and even parents to maintain a “natural” and unhealthy weight. The disorder ravages the mind as well as the body, some of the factors that lead the development of the disorder that first place predominantly low self-esteem and poor body image are further exasperated by its practice....   [tags: Nutrition, Eating disorders, Bulimia nervosa]

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Bulimic Behaviors Among wrestlers

- Bulimic Behaviors Among wrestlers The sport of wrestling places demands for- a slim, lean body build. Wrestlers are known for their extreme weight cutting practices in order to obtain this lean build. By "cutting" to a lower weight class, the wrestler is believed to gain an advantage against a smaller opponent. Used by wrestlers preparing to weigh in for competition, weight-cutting practices typically include fluid restriction (dehydration), caloric restriction, fasting, and increased exercise....   [tags: Health Weight Loss Sports Papers]

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Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet

- Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet               The notorious and renowned Atkins diet has Americans and the rest of the world believing that if they simply "eliminate carbs" from their everyday food regimen, they will find the "fountain of fit". This idea among many others has come to be just another one of today's "fad dieting" techniques. The population doesn't seem to know or to even care if the plan will keep them fit for life, or if it will just be a quick fix to a nagging weight problem....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]

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The Portrayal of Body Image in the Media

- Societies standards for body shape and the importance of beauty is promoted by various media. The media links beauty to symbols of happiness, love and success for women. Media portrays these images as achievable and real. Until women accept their body image, they will continue to measure themselves against societies “perfect image.” Media representations of body image contribute to social trends of unhealthy lifestyles. Female children learn to worry about their appearance from an early age. Huge quantities of girls between the ages of three and ten have one or more Barbie dolls....   [tags: Body Image, Media, Beauty, Self Esteem]

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy And Exposure With Response Prevention In The Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa

- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy And Exposure With Response Prevention In The Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder with psychological, physiological, developmental, and cultural components. The disorder is commonly characterized by binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, and the misuse of diuretics, laxatives or enemas. Patients properly diagnosed with bulimia nervosa endure many psychological and physiological problems....   [tags: Eating Disorder Weight Health Essays]

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Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire

- Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire Charismatic. Charming. Sensual. Beautiful. Would you ever use these adjectives to describe a vampire. The common theme in portraying vampires in literature has always involved depictions of great violence, ugliness, and fear. Novels involving vampires never portrayed the vampire as a heroic character, but rather as the villain who was then destroyed in the end. Stereotypical vampires terrorized towns, lived in grim, dark, towering castles and turned into bats when in trouble....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Positive Role of Magazine Images

- The Positive Role of Magazine Images Most controversy over magazines is about the images they portray. According to the writers, Amy Malkin, Kimberlie Wornian, and Joan Chrisler, "Women and Weight: Gendered Messages on Magazines Covers," women's magazines insist on dieting, exercise, and cosmetic surgery to achieve the ideal body. This is in no way true. Yes, magazines show pictures of beautiful women and have articles that relate to dieting, exercise and surgery. However, magazines have no other purpose than to inform....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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The Media's Influence on Body Image

- Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders- either self-induced semistarvation (anorexia nervosa) or a cycle of bingeing and purging with laxatives, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise (bulimia nervosa) (Dunn, 1992). Many eating disorder specialists agree that chronic dieting is a direct consequence of the social pressure on American females to achieve a nearly impossible thinness. The media has been denounced for upholding and perhaps even creating the emaciated standard of beauty by which females are taught from childhood to judge the worth of their own bodies (Stephens & Hill, 1994)....   [tags: Papers Eating Disorders Health Essays]

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Media and Beauty

- The Media and Beauty Beauty is the interpretation of one’s physical body and the portrayal of the one’s own body so called body image exists within the mind. It is unbelievable that media world tries to exploit the body image which can affect an individual psychologically and physically whether it is in a good or bad way. In the article, “How the Media Keeps Us Hung Up on Body Image” by Shari Graydon, the author claims that women of all ages are suffering and media is the source to blame for influencing the women and triggering unhealthy, harmful medical problems....   [tags: physical body, body image]

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The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa

- The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa In this paper, we will be describing a crucial disorder that affects many teenagers. This disorder is Anorexia Nervosa, better known as Anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by constant dieting, rapid weight loss and the feeling of being to fat during weight loss. Most anorexics are women and teenage girls, who see their self as being overweight even though they are deathly underweight. The term ¡§Anorexia Nervosa¡¨ means loss of appetite due to nerves, but the people with anorexia do not actually lose their appetite until the late stages of their starvation....   [tags: Papers]

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Children and Eating Disorders

- Children and Eating Disorders In the past few decades researchers have focused on eating disorders, the causes of these disorders and how they can be treated. However, it has mainly been in the last decade that researchers have started looking at eating disorders in children, the reasons why these disorders are developing at such a young age, and the best recovery program for these young people. To understand this growing problem it is necessary to ask a few important questions: Is there a relationship between family context and parental input and eating disorders....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Weight Essays]

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Eating Disorders in America

- Food. It is essential for survival. Without it, people die. However, oddly enough, many struggle to live without it to accomplish the standards that our culture has created for us. We are taught that being thin is perfection and will lead to a happier life. However, lurking are the health risks that one pays for obtaining the “perfect body”. Still, along with a distorted body image, others struggle with keeping weight down and fall into the diet fads that the world parades. From movies, magazines, and television, the media also sends us messages that being fat is bad and unhealthy while being thin and beautiful is acceptable....   [tags: Anorexia, Bulimia]

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Human Obedience

- “Human Obedience” A person is taught to be obedient from a very young age. We are taught to be obedient to our parents, to teachers and to higher authority. As humans it’s our nature to be obedient, and one might be viewed as abnormal if one rebels against authority. However, is being obedient at all times the right thing to do. Certainly not. Obedience can certainly be dangerous, especially when harm is inflicted upon another person. We live in a world that is filled with different people, different cultures, different beliefs, and different personalities....   [tags: Psychology]

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Analysis of Article: “Influence of Mass Media on Body Image and Eating Disordered Attitudes and Behaviors in Females” by Jordi Fauquet, et al.

- Mass media consists of a range of multimedia technologies that have enhanced our way of communication. The media conveys norms and attitudes that socially construct those who are involved. Inadvertently, the media depicts a widely accepted misconception of personal image. “Influence of Mass Media on Body Image and Eating Disordered Attitudes and Behaviors in Females” reveals the high correlation between media content and females’ idea of beauty. Although the article does not specify on their intended audience, the reader can infer the audience to be adolescent females and important familiars to them, i.e....   [tags: Adolescents, Beauty]

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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Athletes, in Terms of Different Types of Sports and Intensity?

- There are many scientific papers about eating disorders, possible treatments and possible risk factors. Due to the fact that, for many people with eating disorders, body image, dieting and over exercising is part of their everyday lives, the focus in this study is on sportswomen- and men.(1)⁠ In addition, the worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(1)⁠ The focus of this study however, lies on the Dutch population....   [tags: sports life, dutch athletes, eating disorders]

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Bodyshaming: The Size of Your Body Should Not Determine The Person You Are.

- Body Shaming Body shaming, defined as an inappropriate negative statement and attitudes towards another person weight or size. It can also reach into discrimination against individuals who may be overweight. There are negative attitudes and stereotypes in the media and elsewhere towards plus size people. A backlash against body shaming has resulted in the coming of the term itself in attempts to bring a more positive attitude toward diverse body size and styles (Bodyshaming.org 2012). There are many people out there working towards putting an end to body shaming as well as the stereotype that goes along with being plus size....   [tags: weight, size, discrimination]

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Anorexia Nervosa Is The Highest Fatality Rate Of Any Mental Sickness

- ... What they perceive as fat surrounding their body when there is none. Viewing their stomach, thighs, and buttocks as their body fat. Their symptoms are similar to those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, continuously checking the mirror and an obsession with exercising. It is the pursuit of thinness that drives them. Their body weight will be significantly reduced for their stature and age. Adult females may have complications with their ovulation cycle stopping, growing children may not pass through puberty, and male testosterone levels drop....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Body dysmorphic disorder]

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The Impact of Modern Literature's Focus on Mystical and Fantasy

- Reading can be vital because it "determines the focus of your mind" (Covington). Is reading bad for a person. Does this mean modern literature is partly responsible for the corruption of society because it determines the way people think. Reading can transport people to different places, times, and state of minds. But what you read will determine it all. Even though modern literature makes great reads, it is changing the views of society because magazines send the wrong messages and modern literature only focuses on mystical and fantasy ideas....   [tags: twilight, harry potter]

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Media: A Strong Influence on Body Image and Disordered Eating

- It would be incredibly naive to believe that our American society is not extremely preoccupied with the quest for thinness. Everywhere you go, (i.e. grocery stores, bookstores, fitness centers, theaters) images of both men and women who society has deemed "beautiful" are deliberately posted in order to sell a product, entice an audience, or merely to gain attention. Even in an age where the rates for obesity are increasing at a rapid pace, it seems as though our society still idolizes the chiseled, lean man and the ultra thin woman....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Sociocultural Factors that Lead to Eating Disorders in Young Women

- ... They also were interviewed by interviewers who used the McKnight Eating Disorder Examination for adolescents. This test classified the students into four subjects: clinical illness, subclinical illness, partial-syndrome anorexia nervosa, and partial-syndrome bulimia. The results of this study found that 32 of the girls developed partial or full-syndrome eating disorder. 19 of the girls were in the Arizona school districts and 13 of them were in the California school districts. Potential risk factors for the 19 girls from the Arizona schools were of “Hispanic ethnicity, thin body preoccupation and social pressure, general psychological influences, and change in reported negative life even...   [tags: distorted body images, anorexia nerviosa]

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Is Ephedra Plant Effective in Lowering Weight and Body Fat?

- The scientific names for Ephedra plants are Ephedra equisetina, Ephedra intermedia, and Ephedra sinica. Common names for this product are Ephedra, Ma huang, Pinellia, Yellow astringent, and Yellow horse. The plant Ephedra sinica has been used in the past as a traditional medicine to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma, colds, influenza, allergies, and hives in the form of teas or tinctures. It has been shown to reduce weight over a 6 month period and has also been used for improving athletic performance....   [tags: brain, heart rate, alkaloids]

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Beauty Culture: An Examination the Effects Media Has on Society

- ... Obviously society’s expectations of beauty and the way it is displayed is beginning to greatly affect children by causing them to dislike their appearance and leading many to such extremes as dieting at incredibly young ages. Perhaps one of the worst groups affected by the media is teenagers. Again, female teenagers seem to be more tremendously affected. Research has found that most teenage girls diet and many of them are developing eating disorders. Back in the seventies, by senior year only about four out of every ten high school girls had dieted (Wykes and Gunter 141), now by senior year only three out of ten have not dieted (Fox 3)....   [tags: body dissatisfaction]

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Fat Burning Secrets Used By Elite Body Builders And Celebrities

- ... However, it is important to note that different types of micronutrients produce different thermic costs. The thermic effects of some of the most common micronutrients we use include; fat 0 – 3%, protein 20 – 30% and carbs 4 – 6%. This means you can burn more calories if you take high or less amount of certain micronutrients. The adaptive component in weight loss can be described as all the minute adjustments the body makes during dieting in order to burn low amounts of calories. Since dieting is a form of starvation which is resisted by the body; the body usually fights back by burning low amounts of calories....   [tags: Obesity, Physical exercise, Weight training]

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Should Kids Are Heavily Influenced By Social Behavior From Others

- ... The article talks about children feeling pride in long term goals, the experience of pride may signal progress towards a long term goal, while joy is the feeling associated with immediate gratification, resulting in less delay of gratification than the experience of joy (Shimoni, Asbe, Eyal & Berger, 2015). They asked the children to sit at a computer screen and to choose one of the two dogs on screen, one dog awarding a small number of points, and the other dog awarding a larger number of points at a later time in the test....   [tags: Motivation, Emotion, Human behavior, Psychology]

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The Media's Dangerous Perception of the Ideal Body Image

- Tonight, Captain America: The First Avenger was airing on public television, so I decided to re-watch this fantastic Marvel movie. The main character, Steve Rogers, is a big-hearted, anemic-bodied American in the middle of World War 2. His grocery list of health issues and lacking physique resulted in several rejections from the enlistment officers. However thanks to his friendly German doctor, he eventually found himself injected with a serum that made him the perfect specimen of an American soldier (“Captain America: The First Avenger)....   [tags: capitan america, body image]

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Responsibility of Models Towards the Girls that Follow Them

- The modeling industry is one that is much more widespread than the tabloid section of the grocery store. These cover girls and runway models have a larger impact than just mere advertisement—they become role models to their fans. Many will go to severe lengths to imitate their unrealistic bodily features through extreme dieting and even body modification, like plastic surgery, and the modeling industry can either prevent or promote young women from idolizing and imitating these social figures. It is undeniable that Western cultures are generally known as the “thin cultures” (Samelson 44)....   [tags: role models, real women]

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Discussing the Increase in Negative Body Image among Women

- Recently, a lot of controversy has been in the news about the increase in negative body image among women. This negative body image can lead to a number of different problems in individuals including low self-esteem, eating disorders, and depression. Some factors that can influence this increase in negative body image include age, gender peer influence, and family influence. One of the main factors that has been an influence on the way people view themselves is the media. According to Aubrey (2006), “a primary way that an objectifying culture is propagated is through the media” (p....   [tags: self-awareness, focus on appearance]

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Psychological Perspective Of Obesity And The Benefits Of Fitness

- This paper emphasizes the psychological perspective of the harmfulness of obesity and the benefits of fitness. Psychology by Paul Okami further discusses the issue. The main article, “How Fat May Hurt the Brain, and How Exercise May Help” by Gretchen Reynolds informs that obesity can impair human brain functions such as memory and learning, while on the other hand exercise can improve cognitive functions. According to, “The Combined Effects of Exercise and Foods in Preventing Neurological and Cognitive Disorders” by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, exercise can reverse or cure the damaging effects of fat cells in the hippocampus....   [tags: Hippocampus, Memory, Brain, Episodic memory]

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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION

- Most Western societies experience an enormous amount of pressure on individuals to conform and achieve the thin-ideal. This influence by mass-media affects just about anyone including males and females, adults, adolescents, and children. In the early 20th century, women idolized movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Camille Clifford. Around 1900s, Camille Clifford started the trend where the standards of beauty were set around 140 pounds, at 5’4” feet tall. Back then, the ideal female body is by having a smaller mid-section (e.g....   [tags: Body Image]

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How Do you Identify and Battle Eating Disorders?

- Groups of sometimes life-threatening conditions called eating disorders occur when a person is so extremely focused on body weight and food that they lose concentration on a lot of things. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating are the most common types of eating disorders. Identifying, battling, and recovering from an eating disorder can be an extremely frightening string of Events that may seem impossible to overcome at the time, however, through God’s divine healing power and intervention, healing is possible and can be obtained....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa ]

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Fitness and Nutrition to Achieve the Best Body

- ... To lose weight fewer calories are needed. A low calorie diet will cause the body to use up stored body fat for energy, not consuming enough calories is known as a calorie deficit. Having a high calorie diet to gain eight will cause the body to bulk up. Consuming more calories is known as a calorie surplus. Depending on the goal the number of grams needed for the body varies. This does not mean sugars, oils and fast foods count as calories that benefit the body. Healthy nutrition is clean dieting with natural fats, natural sugars and proper balancing....   [tags: society, workouts, motivation, meal]

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Taking Control of Eating with Bulemia or Anorexia

- ... “After my daughter was born, I didn’t recognize my body. I started to obsess over every calorie.” Sortzi had lost 40 pounds in the first 12 weeks and 60 more by her daughter’s first birthday. Another mother had a serious problem with anorexia. A mother’s son had died one month after he was born which devastated the mother. The mother had also endured a metaphorical injury of her own. She suffered through anxiety, depression, dreams of suicide but she also struggled with anorexia. Anorexia has many side effects and symptoms....   [tags: diet, disorder, anxiety]

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Truth About FAD Diets and Weight Loss Pills

- Introduction FAD diets and weight loss pills promise fast weight loss. Although that sounds great these methods are the wrong choice: results are only short term, are extremely harmful to a person’s long-term health, and can ultimately cause more weight gain. The United States has been so focused with the seemingly “fast results” of diet pills and FAD diets that they don't even seem to care about the trauma they are causing inside (and outside) their bodies. Short Term Results, Does It Even Work....   [tags: Harmful, Diet, Exercise]

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Obesity And The Low Income African American Community

- ... In addition, I would consult a physical therapist about the type of exercising that will be beneficial for the participant. In addition, I would invite the physical therapist to a few of the meetings with the participants to help guide the participants how to safely exercise to prevent injuries. In conclusion, to help decrease the risk factors for hypertension in the low income African American community will be beneficial to the participants. This will help to prevent the other organs that hypertension will further damage....   [tags: Obesity, Hypertension, Blood pressure, Weight loss]

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Female Body Image and the Mass Media

- From the time they are born, girls are influenced by society as to who they should be, how they should look, and how they should act. Americans believe that women should be to a certain standard; pretty, feminine, and especially, thin. The pressures derive from family, media, and friends. Marge Piercy’s poem, “Barbie Doll” depicts a girl who was never recognized for her character and spent her life trying to be accepted for who she was, rather than how she looked. We live in a society with rigid gender roles and expectations as to how people are supposed to be, based completely on their sex....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll]

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Influence of the Media on Eating Disorders

- The media can impact people’s lives in many ways, whether it’s fashion, movies, literature, or hobbies. One of the impacts is how women view their bodies. Movie stars and models feel pressured to catch attention and to look good in order to have a good career in their respective field. People tend to judge how someone looks based on their body composition. The result of this “judgment” is that Hollywood is getting skinny. Since models and actresses serve as role models for people, people tend to want to look like them....   [tags: Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, 2015]

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Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight

- Million of people battle with their weight everyday. Losing weight,eating healthy and finding time to exercise are the biggest complaints of most people that are overweight. So many people fail at losing weight because they are lazy. Many people would like to lose weight and exercise but because of jobs, families and busy life it is hard to find time to exercise. People never consider their health when it comes to losing weight. Everyone just wants to look good. Most people want to lose weight for a vacation....   [tags: nutrition and exercise]

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Taking a Look at Teenagers and Anorexia

- ... Social factors are major contributors to the cause of anorexia because they result in low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of lack of control, which then directly play a role in the cause of anorexia (The Influences of Mental Health and Culture). The character of the people one surrounds them with reflects off of themselves, that is why negative influences in an individual’s life can often cause eating disorders such as anorexia. “Bulimics and anorexics share certain traits: they lack self-esteem, have feelings of helplessness, and fear gaining weight....   [tags: eating disorders]

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Eating Issues in Schools: A Journal Analysis

- Eating issues among young adults has been a problem that has been addressed for years, with efforts by school counselors to prevent and to help those that have been diagnosed with these disorders. This article covers anorexia and bulimia and how it affects young adults. It also provides information on a continuum of severity, including recommendations at each level for intervention and consultation according to research done by Jennifer Maskell Carney and Heather Lewy Scott. This article is interesting to me because I am currently raising two young girls who often feel that they are overweight....   [tags: weight, anorexia, bulima, issue]

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Eight Typical Treatments For Binge Eating Disorder

- ... However, addressing the weight issue and abnormalities of obesity are sometimes a necessary part of an effective treatment plan when they become life-threatening, as is addressing accompanying depression and suicidal thoughts. Comprehensive physicals screen for biological abnormalities such as low levels of serotonin or a malfunctioning hypothalamus sending erroneous messages about hunger and satiation to the brain. Treating symptoms from underlying disorders resulting from obesity that can be triggers for binge eating helps break the cycle: hypertension, stroke and heart attack, Type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, joint and muscle pain, gastrointestinal problems and...   [tags: intervention, counseling, psychotherapy]

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Perfection in an Imperfect World: Anorexia Nervosa

- Perfection in an Imperfect World Anorexia Nervosa is a lifelong eating disorder which is a refusal to maintain fifteen percent of an individuals’ normal body weight. “From Fashion Weeks runway to magazine covers thin is in” says Calvin Klein in one of his recent articles ( “ Media” ). In the image conscious movie the Devil Wears Prada every outfit, shoe, color, and even every calorie counts. “You look so thin” says Andy Sachs ( “ Devil Wears Prada ” ). Emily ( “ Devil Wears Prada ” ) replies “Do I....   [tags: eating disorders, distorted self image]

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How the standards of Beauty have Changed

- When most girls are little, their minds and imaginations illuminate at the sight of the beloved Disney princesses, with beautiful ball gowns, perfect hair, and dainty waists, as they start to become their first heroines. They grow up a little and play with Barbies, dressing her for day on the beach or a date with Ken. Soon enough, these girls are up flipping through magazines, in awe of a movie star’s dress that perfectly silhouettes her body, or of a model at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show who walks with such a calm cool....   [tags: beauty, body image, fashion]

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The Use of Unethical Advertising in Business

- ABOUT UNETHICAL ADVERTISING Businesses are in game in order to earn money and advertising is the strongest weapon that helps to sell a particular product . An advertisement can be harmful and misleading as well as helpful and beneficial . Advertising in ethics is an unclear concept , but truly the main goals of corporations should be avoid misleading their customers by setting up wrong expectations and to keep their current clients .The major problem with advertising is that most of them are misleading ....   [tags: misleading, strategy, products]

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Exercise and Diet Needed to Lose Weight

- ... Also, choose exercise with a vertical component that engages your upper and lower body. This is more challenging, engages more muscles, and burns more calories. For example, set a treadmill or an elliptical machine with moving arms at an incline, or go hiking or climb stairs while swinging your arms. (See References 3) Calorie-Blasting High-Intensity Interval Training High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, can increase the intensity of your cardio workout, making you burn more calories....   [tags: cardio, stamina, calories]

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Effects of Media on Women’s Body Image

- Effects of Media on Women’s Body Image In this age, media is more pervasive than ever, with people constantly processing some form of entertainment, advertisement or information. In each of these outlets there exists an idealized standard of beauty, statistically shown to effect the consumer’s reflection of themselves. The common portrayal of women’s bodies in the media has shown to have a negative impact on women and girls. As the audience sees these images, an expectation is made of what is normal....   [tags: thin, appearance, weight]

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College Students Is The Shortage Of Money

- ... Jotting down a few notes here and there and looking over them five minutes before the exam, is not going to work. Learning the hard way, it has become known it is almost a necessity to read each of the chapters thoroughly and take exceptional notes during lecture. While doing so, studying has turned into a two or three day project for just one exam, rather than cramming five minutes before. The most frustrating thing for me is the way my schedule is arranged. I have class at eight every morning and work from three to five every afternoon....   [tags: Student, University, Sleep, Education]

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The Effects Of Body Images On Women

- ... Also according to Lopez and colleague “ideal images doesn’t produce negative effects for teens who feel accepted in their social environment” (395). However, a research study of a 100 people found 92% of the participants were dissatisfied with their body (Kazmierzak, Patryn and Niedzielski pg. 2). Another major effect that the body images portrayed in the media have on women are eating disorders or extreme dieting. According to Kazmierzak, Patryn and Niedzielski’s article, 79% of people don’t know the proper nutrition to have, thus leading to severe eating disorders....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Race, Mass media]

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Fast Pace : A Fast Paced Nation

- ... If something does not guarantee weight loss or any health benefit then do not advertise it does so. This is where regulations from the government would come in handy. If the government could just place more regulations on what is okay and what is not okay with how food advertisers promote their foods, this would help shoppers, especially those health conscious purchase what is right. Almost a decade ago, “Congress passed a law that overhauled food labels and required companies to get the Food and Drug Administration 's approval before making claims that mention a disease,”(Liebman 588)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Advertising]

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An investigation into the Biggest Loser

- Abstract We live in a modern society that rejects certain individuals whose body shape or size doesn’t conform into our modern world’s archetypical ideologies, values and beliefs. This report investigates on how the manipulating media persuades pre- adolescents and adolescents that there is only one healthy and acceptable body type. This particular society accepted body type being the glorified “thin” which goes hand in hand with the Weight Centred paradigm. However, HAES studies potently disagree and challenge these praised views and beliefs for “HAES advocates generally do not believe the same narrow weight range or BMI range is maximally healthy for every individual” (W Wayt Gibbs 2005)....   [tags: Health]

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The Weight Loss Obsession of Women

- The fulfillment that one feels whenever the weight on the scale has decreased or the guilt when the numbers increased or fluctuated is one of many symptoms of weight loss obsession. What is it about weight loss that makes a person feel so triumphant. It feels good to know you are one step closer to look like the models on the advertisements, when you are able to wear smaller sizes or when you get compliments that you look good because you lost all your baby fats and double chin. You could lose five pounds and the next thing you know, your next goal is to lose five more, and then five more, and five more and so on and so forth....   [tags: diet programs, bulimia, ideal body]

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Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders

- These days it is almost impossible to walk through a store without seeing a magazine that features a young, slim model on the cover. Flipping through the pages, there are more pictures of young, beautiful women, all skinny. Each and every single picture is airbrushed to perfection. It is hard not to take a good look at the model and begin to think, “Why can’t I be as pretty as her?” Many females, from as young as elementary school, struggle with their body image and their self-esteem. In fact, in a study consisting of fifth graders, ten year old girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their own bodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from t...   [tags: Negative Effects of Media on Body Image]

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Eating Disorders: Cause, Rate, and Recovery

- Starvation is one of the most painful experiences for the human body. Starvation brought on by the self as an effort to achieve a certain image can only be defined as a mental disease and that is exactly what occurs in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Anorexics are defined as those who restrict their eating and lose at least 1/3 of their body weight. Bulimics are those who binge and/or purge food frequently. Eating disorders are the most lethal of all mental illnesses. These diseases are not simple diets or frequent crash dieting (although those may be symptoms) but psychological disorders that go way beyond the calorie counting and weight loss....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, disorder, disease]

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Physical, Social, and Mental Health Analysis

- The health triangle is a triangle that has 3 different aspect of your everyday life. The most commonly known factor is physical health. Physical health is the body’s ability to function depending on the state of your body and how it is treated. This includes exercise, nutritions, rest, and weight managements. The remaining two factors is known as emotional/mental and social. Although it is not considered by many people, the two factors is just as important as much physical health. Mental health deals with how we think, feel, and handle or react to situations....   [tags: health triangle, overweight, diet]

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The Problem Of The Obesity Epidemic

- ... According to strength coach Keith Scott, “Performing intensive weight training work-outs: lunges, chin-ups, and bench presses, they will burn fat and build muscle at the same time.” Using resistance type exercises and workout-outs, such as calisthenics or also known as body weight training, the builds more muscle mass which in terms plays a huge factor in burning fat. Another type of exercise are aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercise and other forms of cardio involves improving the cardiovascular system....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Weight loss]

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Media's Influence on Body Image

- 1.0 Introduction The media have been criticized for portraying the thin women as “ideal” .This research plans to look at the effects of media on the body image of women. This cumulates the findings of empirical studies that observe the effects of media on body image. This study will also look at the different social comparison theories that relate media and body image. It will also investigate the different sources of media that have an impact on the body image of women. It also scopes to find out which sources have a greater consequence than the others....   [tags: media and women]

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The Beauty of Body Images

- Cosmetology is something that deals with beauty on the inside and the out. It deals with overweight and being anorexia, but mostly different types of body images. Anorexia is a disease that ruin many people lives, its and eating disorder and a health condition. It is a disease when you don't eat and have no meat on your bones. I am going against being anorexia because it is not good for the body. It is cause by over exercising and making you vomit after meals. People who are anorexia should love themselves for who they are and don't treat themselves wrong....   [tags: Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder]

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Mass Media: A Destructive Force

- “People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” Mass media is simply communication – whether written, broadcast, or spoken – that reaches a large audience and it is a significant force in today’s world. We live in a society which is dependent on it for news, entertainment, health, and education. Media reflects and shapes our world as well as influencing our thoughts, opinions, ideals, and thinking. There are many types of media such as radio, television, video games, films, newspapers, billboards, and the Internet....   [tags: Communication, Written, Broadcasted, Spoken]

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Different Factors that Threaten Self-Esteem

- Self-esteem is an essential part of human beings and an important benchmark of psychological well-being (Clay, Vignoles, & Dittmar, 2005; Tirlea, Truby, & Haines, 2013). A complex combination of factors influence self-esteem (defined as an individual’s overall positive or negative feelings of worth) including self-evaluation based on success, appearance, intelligence, and relationships, as well as perceived evaluation by others, which can have powerful effects on various life outcomes (e.g. academic and work achievement, self-confidence, and hazardous behavior; Hsiang-Ru, Chang-Ming, Jiunn-Chern, Pi-Hsia, Wei-Lun, & Wan-Yu, 2009; Myers & Twenge, 2013; Neff & Vonk, 2009; Orth, Robins, & Widam...   [tags: social comparison, abuse, self-criticism]

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How Media Affects Self Image

- Teenage and college women are overly obsessing about their body images and constantly think that they need to be much skinnier, when they are not even fat. Many women today have the wrong idea of what the perfect body is, since there is no such thing as a perfect body. Every person is different and there can be no “perfect”. Being skinny is not the thing to strive for, but rather being healthy is. In this decade, women are constantly looking at models, T.V. shows and Instagram photos of girls that are stick-thin, or just very skinny, and they think that this is the way we as women in society must look....   [tags: obsessing about body image]

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Ideal Body and Social Media

- During childhood, young girls strut in their mother’s glamorous clothing and high heels. In the eyes of the young, fashion promotes glitz and glam. Thousands of adolescent females respect the fashion media as well as what it entails: manufacturing merchandise, beauty, advertising and promotions. Social media is constantly booming with interests and idolization of the fashion industry. However, it frequently slips through our mind what kind of effect the media has on our adolescent generations. Does the media put a strenuous toll on their audience by implicitly favoring “body ideals” which in turn creates body dissatisfaction....   [tags: Women, Girls, Body Types, Media, Eating Disorders]

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Mapping the Issue: Eating Disorders

- ... “Exploring the Role Society and the Media Play in the Development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders,” argues that even though the media does contribute to the size discrimination and dieting, it does not cause everyone to develop anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating. Morris and Katzman also stated in their article that super models in popular magazines have gotten slimmer and slimmer, but “Exploring . . .” goes further on to claim that the average women model weighs up to 25% less than the average woman while maintaining 15 to 20 percent below what is considered healthy....   [tags: media influence, can't be too thin]

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Analyzing Human Behavior through Advertising

- ... These words appear and retain their definition until placed into context. Another words they mean one thing by themselves, however when used strategically they mean nothing. No matter how hard people try or how aware they are, at one time or another they will fall in to an advertising trap. One of the most common type of product advertised is food. Based on statistics from Fast Food F.A.C.T.S., “In 2012, fast food restaurants spent $4.6 billion in total on all advertising.” Aside from the immense budget fast food industry spends on advertisements, the importance is the effects of the advertisements....   [tags: major advertising topics and strategies]

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Research on Pro-Anorexia Website Content

- ... I see potential bias, as the average college student may be more concerned with how others perceive their body image compared to a higher percentage of the 35+ year old population. I feel this would be a substantially better analysis if this was a random selection study including an equal amount of races, ages, ethnicity and sexuality throughout a specific country (possibly the USA), not just an introductory college level student. The experiment was completed using online survey software that was not timed....   [tags: peer, influence, thinness, females]

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Secrets to a Flat Belly

- 8 Secrets To Attain The Flat Belly You Dream About The curse on men is that we are genetically predisposed towards accumulating and gaining fat around our waist and abdominal area like a doughnut and not being able to reduce belly fat. This is called the “android” type of fat distribution and it is the culprit of our suffering. However, nowadays we have a variety of solutions at our disposal based on scientific studies to change our genetic fate and lose stomach fat fast, easily and naturally. The problem with the current programs and systems in the market about how to reduce belly fat is that they are focused mostly on belly diets or weight loss....   [tags: abdominal, myths, exercise ]

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The Beauty And Fashion Industries

- “Every girl deserves to feel good about herself and see how beautiful she really is- physical beauty is a false concept, and, at the same time, falsely equating beauty with goodness and self-worth. If you don’t see perfection in the mirror, it suggests, you’ve been duped by the media and suffer from low self-esteem.” (Postrel, 2007). We live in a society where girls need to be six feet tall and a size two to be considered beautiful, a society where men have fixed ideas of a perfect women; an unattainable beauty that is both destructive and unhealthy....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Beauty, Aesthetics]

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Eating Disorder : Bulimia Nervosa

- ... Binging is then followed by purging, which is self-induced vomiting or the abuse of diuretics or laxatives. This binging and purging is often performed in secret, accompanied by feelings of shame alternating with relief. People with bulimia often fear gaining weight just like people with anorexia. However, a person with bulimia can maintain a normal weight, whereas, a person with anorexia cannot. The bulimic person want so desperately to lose weight and stay severely unhappy with their body size and shape....   [tags: Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorders, Binge eating]

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Smartphone’s and Weight Loss

- Weight loss is one of the biggest exploited activities in the media today. With millions of Americans overweight and children who are obese, smartphones are offering a practical solution. They offer everyone the chance to have better information sharing, greater function ability, faster communication, and never being out of touch with friends and family. There are 5,820 medical, health, and fitness apps available for smartphones today. Yet, not all apps are created equal. Apple, who is the third largest maker of smartphones, has put the iphone in the top requested gadgets of the year....   [tags: Technology]

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Media and Body Image

- Looking beautiful and having a thin body has become a norm today, which everyone wants to achieve it today. People are bombarded with amazing beautiful images from watching television, surfing the internet and reading magazines, which forces people emotionally to become like them. People believe today that perfect beauty and thinness is a norm and it is achievable by wearing beautiful clothes, applying makeup and by reshaping the body. Media has taken over people mind by pressurizing them to look like celebrities and one of those images sticking on those beauty and health relates magazines and ads....   [tags: Beauty]

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Conforming to Cultural Stereotypes

- Stereotypes have most likely been around since the dawn of time and will continue to be around for as long as people continue to make assumptions about other people based on their race, gender, religious views, or social class. Everyone has been pressured since infancy to convert to the stereotypes within their society. Perhaps this is not a negative reaction, seeing as majority of people convert to stereotypes and social norms without even a fighting word. Most children will believe their parents or guardians when told certain activities are bad or not for their gender, and will continue to follow these set rules to be a “good kid” and gain the approval of their guardians, which lead to the...   [tags: Sociology ]

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Men and Eating Disorders

- Protruding rib cages, frail bones, and thin hair, these symptoms often come to mind for many physicians and therapists alike when they think of someone suffering from an eating disorder. What about overly health conscience, extreme muscle mass, and obsessively exercising. New disorders like Muscle Dysmorphia are being discovered in males that have not been brought to the forefront of news today. The male population is severely under calculated and usually passed over when people cover statistics and findings for eating disorders....   [tags: Muscle Dysphormia, Anorexia Nervosa]

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Men and Eating Disorders

- Protruding rib cages, frail bones, and thin hair, these symptoms often come to mind for many physicians and therapists alike when they think of someone suffering from an eating disorder. What about overly health conscience, extreme muscle mass, and obsessively exercising. New disorders like Muscle Dysmorphia are being discovered in males that have not been brought to the forefront of news today. The male population is severely under calculated and usually passed over when people cover statistics and findings for eating disorders....   [tags: Heath, Body Image, Medical World]

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Labeling Obesity in Society

- A commercial comes on the television, advertising salty fries and greasy hamburgers. The man watching the commercial starts to get hungry. “That looks so good.” He thinks as the commercial shows a well-muscled man biting into the juicy sandwich. The man watching the commercial looks down on himself, and then back at the well fit man on the TV, who now has a satisfied look on his face as he chews the burger. The man sitting on the couch is no longer hungry. Hopelessness now fills him. He is a big man, who has tried many things to lose weight....   [tags: Serious Health Problems, Epidemic, Obesity]

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Anorexia: The Skinny Disease

- Anorexia Nervosa is a serious illness that could affect anyone. Anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. They suffer from a psychiatric disorder, or mental illness. Patients struggling with anorexia use starvation diets to lose large amounts of weight. Anoretics use their body shape as a form of self evaluation. Anorexia affects females more commonly than males; ninety percent of those affected are female, but the numbers are growing (Gulli 1)....   [tags: psychology, health, eating disorder]

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Optimism and Personality Trait

- Optimism could be considered a condition of the mind that makes one believe that the best things will always happen to them. A common idiom used to illustrate optimism versus pessimism is a glass with water at the halfway point, where the optimist is said to see the glass as half full, but the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. Optimists tend to see adversity as temporary; more specifically they view the obstacle as limited to the situation and not generalized. 1) How does the personality trait develop in humans....   [tags: Happiness, Psychology]

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The Weight Watchers Program

- The Weight Watcher’s program was founded in 1961 by Jean Nidetch, who had struggled with her weight throughout childhood and all of her adult life. She decided one day to try yet another diet ran by the New York City Board of Health in Manhattan close to where she lived. After two months she had lost 20 pounds, but she realized a very important component of the diet was missing, a support group of others to share their daily battles with their weight issues. She began writing down all the things she had learned from her meetings in Manhattan and started inviting friends over who were fighting their own battles with their weight....   [tags: Diet, Group]

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Media and Body Image

- We live in a world where the media makes us believe that looking good is important, especially for women. Young women today, are caught up in their body image and some of them turn to eating disorders because they think it will help them get the body that “perfect” in the eye of the public. According to the findings of Reinkin and Alexander (2005), the number of female college athletes from 1971 to 2000 increased by more than 500% (Reinkin & Alexander, 2005). Female athletes are more prone to eating disorders than men because, they are expected to look a certain way and look attractive....   [tags: young women, eating disorder]

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Review of Stearns’ Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

- Wow, I mean, your sister, she’s so fat that when she wears a yellow raincoat, people shout out, “Taxi!” Your brother, gosh, he’s so fat that his driver’s license says, “Picture continued on the other side!” About your mother, well, she’s so fat that when she walks in front of the television, you miss out on three commercials. I’m tellin’ ya. Fat. Those humorous one-liners are just a few of the many out there. In the United States today, we are obviously obsessed with weight, but how did this cultural craze with heaviness start....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Judging a Woman by the Cover of Her Magazine

- Judging a Woman by the Cover of Her Magazine Should we judge a woman by the cover of her magazine. The immediate answer that springs to mind is a resounding NO, however, if given more thought; the answer could be very different. Many of us are guilty of jumping to conclusions and stereotyping. If we had to say who is the more intellectual from the choice of a reader of Cosmopolitan and a reader of the Financial Times, the vast majority of us would vote in favour of the Financial Times reader....   [tags: Papers]

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The Oppression of Fat People in America

- The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society and we all must recognize the damage it does to everyone, especially fat people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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