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Body Image and Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders and body image issues are rising issues that many people are not recognizing. Over 70 million people worldwide suffer from eating disorders and over 70 percent of the world suffers with body image issues.

“I’m too fat” or “I need to lose weight” are common negative comments that are viewed as normal for those who suffer from personal image issues. These basic and “normal” thoughts are having huge repercussions on the mental health and livelihood of victims. Many victims will later suffer from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder to compensate for body image insecurities and lose weight.

Healthy weight loss, is a gradual process that invokes a balance of eating a healthier diet and working out. Mental illnesses allow eating disorders to affect more than just your diet and open the door to more severe issues such as suicide. Each body’s shape and size is specific to every individual and comparing yourself to others is a harmful path that 7 out of 10 people take.

Awareness and acceptance of these issues are the key to recovery. The desire to feel and look your best is 100% okay and encouraged, but looking and feeling your best starts from the inside.

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