The Psychology of Anorexia Nervosa
From the Paper:
“American society women are given the message starting from a very young age that in order to be successful and happy, they must be thin. Eating disorders are on the rise; it’s not surprising given the value which society places on being thin. Television and magazine advertising show the image of glamorous and thin models are everywhere. Thousands of teenage girls are starving themselves daily in an effort to attain what the fashion industry considers to be the ideal figure. An average female model weighs 23% less than the recommended weight for a woman.
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Maintaining a weight 20% below your expected body weight fits the criteria for the emotional eating disorder known as anorexia.”