While reading chapter 11, I found the topic of eating disorders to be the most interesting. Some people may think that eating disorders are rare, however, they are much more common than we think. I found myself questioning what causes an eating disorder. After thinking about this for awhile, I concluded that possible causes for an eating disorder could be a genetic predisposition of a gene, peer pressure, the influence of the media and/or a combination of both. I believe that someone with an eating disorder must start out with having low self esteem, which therefore could be caused by a genetic predisposition. Also wanting to "fit in" and look like the celebrities in Hollywood could all add to influence this genetic predisposition. But is there a way to know for sure?
Does nothing really taste as good as skinny looks?
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