What in the name of psychology had happen to the era where ladies who have a few extra pounds on themselves are viewed as beautiful and attractive. Back in the days, ladies having a few extra pounds on them showed that they are from a noble or rich family and are viewed as valuable "wife" materials where men would go out of their ways to "woo". But of course, that was a long, long, time ago. In the world today, being skinny is the new "it" look. And everywhere you look, be it the tv, or magazine, or the internet, being skinny is being promoted in one form or another. And the eating disorders appeared.
Anorexia is an eating disorder that make individuals have distorted images of themselves and they would see themselves as fat and ugly. Therefore, they would go on a quest, of the extreme, to stay thin. Girls who have anorexia would describe themselves as fat even though they are really bony. Even though anorexia is not as common as bulimia, which is another form of eating disorder, but standing at a 5 to 10 percent mortality rate, anorexia is one of the most life threatening of all psychological conditions.
There was a period back in high school, I was very obsessed with my weight. I had very low confidence in myself and thought that I was too fat. I could say what influence my thinking was actually my friends. I would always think that I am fatter than them and that I need to lose weight in order to not feel ugly around my girl friends. I remembered I kept a food diary to help me keep a close eyes on my eating. I also remembered being really proud of myself for eating very little in a day. But I don't think i was anorexic because after about half a year like that, something drove me to eat normal again, I don't remember what, probably because I'm a food person at heart. But I'm glad that I was able to think clearly to love myself again but most of all, I'm really glad I gave food another chance! We are now inseparable.