With so many articles nowadays on eating disorders, I’d thought I’d write this post. Too many people in the world have things such as anorexia and bulimia and at such a young age.
As a student studying Online Journalism and Nutrition and Exercise, I find that this issue is of a concern to me and other dieticians. It is a cost to society and some people take their lives due to the anxiety and fear. People are also hospitalized and the cost of treatment can be too much for some.
Yes, being apple-shaped is dangerous. But there is such a thing as being too thin and sickly. The WHO classifies that having a BMI of 18.5 and under is dangerously thin. Luckily for us, there are body shapes and types and I’m a pear shape person. The WHO also classifies people who have a BMI of 30 or greater as obese.
We should be happier for being healthier rather than being a skinny model. Too many times on TV and in magazines we see these skinny models which most of them have been photoshopped to look good. There should be bigger models which are healthy but then again they lose their readership and viewers and business will close.
We should be happier with who we are rather than what we look like. We shouldn’t judge people on what they look like alone.