The desire to be thin is not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of time, young girls and women have been weight-obsessed, striving for the “perfect” figure that will give them a greater sense of self-worth, and the Internet, has only added fuel to the fire.
As obesity rates keep rising, it seems like everyone has an opinion on what the average American should be eating, how much they should be eating and when they should be eating it.
In front of teenage girls, Lady Gaga confessed that she struggled with an eating disorder in high school. She was one of the thousands of teenage girls who gag themselves, purging their bodies of what they have just eaten in the horrible disease called bulimia.
It seems that one cannot escape words like “organic”, “green” and “eco-friendly”. A casual trip to the supermarket can become a barrage of expensive, ”healthier”, items placed discreetly by regular products, enticing consumers to buy organic ingredients.
Youth Group Lessons: Chances are your students have heard of bulimia. And they have most likely heard of anorexia. But, have you or your students ever heard of the eating disorder orthorexia?
Youth Group Lessons: We can all be picky eaters at times, but when a young girl recently collapsed at work and was taken to the hospital, doctors finally diagnosed her health ailments: nothing but nuggets has consequences.
Youth Lessons: “The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” Celebrities must endure certain ridicule, but is attacking someone’s appearance so commonplace it’s accepted now?