Ok so the other day i was just browsing on the web and some people may know i like Japanese things i.e manga, fashion, technology, creativeness etc when suddenly i came across this picture on the right!!!!! Now at first i though this might be a campaign or something towards anorexia but its the opposite. Its suppose to show how ” beautiful” you can be if you lose 20kg or more. Really?? No offence but these girls now look like they have a body of a teenager boy who is about to go though puberty.
I mean really this the what they are promoting???? I look at this myself and think ” Crap i need to eat more in case i end up looking like a aids appeal for staving children” Come on its true.
I mean in what way this this sexy??? all i see is stick with a head. To me this is very very underweight, unhealthy and i’m not surprise young girls feel insecure when the media is parading stuff like this saying its ok to look like you haven’t eaten in months.
Now some people might think the whole being size 0 faze is long and gone now but you will be surprised its actually not. There is a site called gyaru secrets.com And what seems like a innocent site of girls exchanging tips and advice on Japanese fashion etc its actually a bitching field with people promoting pics like this and saying everyone is fat and ugly and bla bla bla. I will add the link to see for yourself : http://gyaru-secrets.livejournal.com/
The things is i’m not saying its ok to be SUPER SIZE or anything. But keeping fit and healthy is normal. Losing a bit of weight here and there is fine to (if its yourself and not from pressure of others or society) But to actually lose nearly all your body fats is just too far.
We all feel insecure about ourselves and its normal, then again we have to see it from this point of view each person has his or her own taste in a person. Some like curvy, some like slim, some like a bit more then curvy etc but i dunno who really likes anorexia looking people???? I don’t think i have ever heard of such. To me looking this skinny just looks ill and very unappealing. Here are some facts and statistics about dieting to the extreme.
- Being underweight affects reproduction at every stage.
- Bone-thinning disease osteoporosis due to years of extreme dieting. The disease, which leads to bone fractures, usually affects post-menopausal women is can also happen at a young age to.
- When you go on a crash diet, it’s not just fat you lose. Losing weight rapidly results in muscle loss but it’s not just your biceps that are affected.
- Triggering kidney and heart failure.
- In the long term, it’s also bad news for the brain. The brain tissue shrinks, showing similar changes to those in dementia sufferers. Lack of B complex vitamins will also damage nerves, causing numbness and pins and needles.
- In the longer term, a lack of nutrients can also lead to depression, according to Dr Fox. This is because the body isn’t able to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as serotonin, which boost mood.
- In the longer term, a lack of nutrients can also lead to depression. This is because the body isn’t able to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as serotonin, which boost mood.
- Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
- 50% of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as overweight
- 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight
- Rates of minorities with eating disorders are similar to those of white women
- 74% of American Indian girls reported dieting and purging with diet pills
- Eating disorders are one of the most common psychological problems facing young women in Japan.
So next time you feel the need to lose weight please be responsible, do it for yourself and not for what the media says you should look.
- Eating Disorder Awareness – stuff you might not know (edawareness2013.wordpress.com)
- Should Twitter block pro-anorexia ‘thinspiration’ tags? (sfgate.com)
- Proper nutrition and diet essential in people with eating disorders (theofficialwebspaceofeatingdisorderstoriesnet.wordpress.com)
- Anorexic woman becomes underwear model… for curvy women (swns.com)