The beauty industry has massive influence… tsk tsk, even Chictopia contributes to that, I must say.posted almost 2 years ago
Thanks for posting this byG!
It always amazes me that people still think anorexia is a vanity issue. For most people who suffer from it, it is not about looks at all! Learning that anorexia and other eating disorders are about control has really helped me see my own unhealthy views of food.
The beauty industry has less impact than people think. Magazines and models cannot be to blame for someone’s family problems, brain chemistry, etc. It’s usually a combination of lots of things, and sometimes things can be “triggers” but usually there are other factors that predispose someone to an eating disorder. For instance, eating disorders run in my family. My grandmother was anorexic, great aunt was bulimic, aunt was anorexic, mother had exercise anorexia, and my sister used to compete with her friends to see who could go without food the longest. I feel the effects of my genetics, but I don’t feel like looking at magazines or blogging triggers bad habits (I’m more on the binging side of the eating disorder spectrum, anyway). There are just many more layers to eating disorders than people think and that’s why they are so hard to treat.
I hope you are doing well and know that you can beat it!posted almost 2 years ago