Eating Disorders

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  1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
    mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years ago

    Our "society" has created the need to be overly skinny in order to look good in anything you wear or do, and frown on you if your over a size 4. I'm personally tired of my jeans size 7 never having the same awesome design as a size 2. I would love to know how other people feel about this issue.

    1. msviolets profile image81
      msvioletsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I'm just at the other end.  I got sick several years ago, with what turned out to be food allergies/intolerances.  My body didn't care about calories, it just kicked out the food that was hurting me.  I was down to 90lbs at one point. 
      What bothered me was clothes.  The size 2s might look cute...but as a full time mom I couldn't bring myself to wear clothes that didn't fit the dress code to pick my kids up.  And anything affordable was...skimpy or suggestive.  That really, really aggravated me.  And for my tall, skinny daughter, we run into similar issues.  What fits is often too suggestive.  Maybe there were pricier items that were less problematic, but I am/was on a budget and hoping to gain.  Thank heavens I can sew!
      Pretty isn't sexy, sexy isn't slutty.  That's the biggest problem in clothing design, imo.  And it doesn't help the weight issues in America either.

  2. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    All to sell things. Create a perfect model nobody can emulate and everyone will spend zillions trying. On the other hand the fast food joints are making people fat.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      lmao. People try to sue fast food places for making them fat, but no one put the cheesburger in your mouth 2 times a day for 30 days straight. It's sad that everything has come to selling honestly--

  3. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    I think this whole issue with models looking like pencils, may have started because it is easier to design clothes for women who are not shaped like women. So fashion preferred the shape that was easiest to cut garments for. A woman of child bearing age is not often naturally the size of a pre-teen girl. So why should we spend most of our lives starving ourselves to achieve such a look. If you are naturally small then that is good if you are not then that should be fine too. That's all I have to say on it really.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Good point. It's pretty crappy though that fashion designers who end up sending their work overseas anyway are that lazy. Makes millions of dollars a year to be lazy. Go figure

  4. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years ago

    I'm not sure how it started but know it goes back to at least the Sixties, with Twiggy, etc. I can't speak for all men - but I know this one likes women with all the right curves in all the right places and a little bit more is preferable to a little bit less! wink

  5. novicemuse profile image62
    novicemuseposted 12 years ago

    Personally, I like the more curvacious and healthy look. When a girl seems frail and stick thin like so many of the models I just don't find it as attractive and I know my guy friends, though they like models just like any other teenage boy, don't like when a girl is too thin because it reminds them of a small little girl rather than a woman. I would love to see more models who resemble me or most people in society. I understand that people want to sell things but I think if they advertised clothing that looked good on everyday women, women would actually think "hey, that's something that I would look good in, not just a model!" and be more inclined to buy it. I also think that a lot of clothing just doesn't hang right on super thin models and it takes different proportions to complement a woman's figure. Overall, I know that every woman can look amazing as long as they know how to dress for their own body and are self-confident enough.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very true. A lot of men are starting to like the curvacious and healthy look a lot more.

  6. Moon Willow Lake profile image66
    Moon Willow Lakeposted 12 years ago

    I am really sick and tired of the clothing manufacturers thinking that we are "all" that thin. Honestly, I am a larger size than you are, and I also do not like how the nicer looking items are in smaller sizes. It is very irritating. I also do not like how a lot of the clothing doesn't fit me right; for example, I can find pants that fit me perfectly around the waist, but are way too long! I'm not a 6' model! And though I think that being extremely thin is the wrong message to send to our youth, I do agree with not being overweight, and I have lost weight from exercising over the past year.

  7. Michele Travis profile image67
    Michele Travisposted 12 years ago

    I take a lot of medication for epilepsy.  It makes it hard for me to eat.  People have accused me of being a bulimic, or anorexic, but I am not.  After my surgery  I weighed 85 pounds.  I try to eat as much as possible, but still have to take a lot of medication.  That takes away my appetite.  Then people say stupid things like " I will give you 30 pounds"  I would rather have more pounds, then seizures.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's a crappy thing to say to people...It must be really hard!

      1. Michele Travis profile image67
        Michele Travisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks  I don't think they really know what they know what they are talking about

        1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
          mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    2. novicemuse profile image62
      novicemuseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Aww I'm sorry that sucks; people should really reign in their judgements.

      1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
        mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  8. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
    mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years ago

    To add to this, plus magazine did a racy article/spread about the size of models now and the fashion industry. What do you guys think of this?

  9. Dear Josie profile image59
    Dear Josieposted 12 years ago

    I have Anorexia, since 1976. Dr.'s figured out that it happened to me due to the unexpected death of my Father in 1975. I, actually, looked in the mirror and thought that I was fat, at 80lbs.! Well, that has been many years, but I'm still the same. I have to make myself eat, always. Does weight really make you happy or sad? Be happy with yourself. I'd love to gain weight, but I'm still happy!

  10. Lady_E profile image62
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    I feel the issue is ruining and affecting many lives - particularly Teens. Many die. As a result I set up a twitter account last year - well... due to comments left on an Anorexia Hub I wrote.

    The twitter account is:

    A lot of people DM me about what they are going through. I tweet lots of info about Anorexia Recovery and more. I'm surprised at the response.

    Just be comfortable in your own skin.
    Best Wishes.

  11. Hui (蕙) profile image60
    Hui (蕙)posted 12 years ago

    I belong to the group of people who are hard to gain weight because the break-down metabolic process in us is really fast, but there are not few big people around me, and I never feel that they look not good. However, I feel curious that why don't have super designers working on size 7 to make it as awesome as size 2.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way. Why are larger sized clothes lacking in the "design" and yet the smaller sizes are amazing.

      1. Hui (蕙) profile image60
        Hui (蕙)posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah. I meant it is also a good potential market.

        1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
          mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          True but it would require someone tapping into that market.

  12. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    My oldest daughter did some modeling during her teens. I finally put an end to it was she was testing for a commercial and was told by both an agent and a photographer that she was too fat and should drop "a few" pounds because if she got any bigger, she would soon be considered a plus size model.  She was 6'1" tall and weighed 120 pounds at the time.  My fear was that this beautiful child would start sticking her fingers down her throat, starving herself, and maybe taking drugs like I knew some of her model friends were already doing.  She was 17 and furious with me at the time.  I told her she could go back to modeling once she turned 18 if that was her choice, but in the interim, she was going to live a normal life looking like a normal kid, not a starving stick figure.

    1. mypleasurefantasy profile image78
      mypleasurefantasyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You did the right thing, because oddly enough that is how it starts. Society "breeding" that your too fat to fit into commercialized standards. It's really infuriating actually~

  13. profile image53
    haparnumelaposted 12 years ago

    An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.Eating disorders are serious behavior problems. They include Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.

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