A lot of young women and men that start to develop an eating disorder start asking themselves “why am I not as pretty?” or “ why can I not be that skinny?”. For most young girls growing up they want to strive to be that “model pretty” they think that every girl should (look like a model or actress looks). So instead of them thinking that they are beautiful in their own special way they start to put their body in harm with not eating when they feel like their body is ready for them to eat or, even skipping main meals that they should consume every day. Once they start to see that they are forming that model or actress pretty they feel like they could keep cutting food and meals out of their daily life however they do not realize that it is turning into a terrifying and dangerous habit. These young women feel that it is okay to do what they are doing by cutting back the meals in the day because they see in the media that celebrities are doing it so cant they do it too?
A patient from the Eating Disorder Program of the Westchester division of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in White Plans came to one of her group-therapy sessions one day with a magazine photograph of the exceeding thin model Kate Moss. She then thrust the topic upon the nurse saying “you think I have a problem, look at her she is making a lot of money looking like this she looks great” This young women is being hospitalized with anorexia nervosa which is a disorder that causes a person to lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height. (Lomnardi).So when she sees pictures such as a photo of Kate Moss or any other beautiful celebrity she feels that it is okay to be harming her body in the actions that she does. When reality is it only harming herself more down the road in life. This could lead her not only from an eating disorder but to depression.
When youthful teens are seen in the media all the impressive and remarkable things that all the well-known celebrities have or doing some ask themselves “why am I not as happy as they are?” or “ why is my life not as enjoying?”. This is the point when some of the men and women start to think that they are not good enough to be happy or not able to strive to exceed as much. They see that