Don’t fall for unrealistic body images

In the world of a teenager in the 21st century, what you look like is the priority in your day to day life. The amount of fat on your body distinguishes how you are treated, while the number on a scale determines how popular you can be and the size around your waist decides the amount of praise from others. 

As teenagers we spend our passing hours watching videos and swiping past pictures of these “perfect” people who only let off incredibly invalid expectations. 

Posting photos of them only when they are at their most “attractive” moments. They show us a posed photo, and have us all thinking that we need to look like them at all times of the day. 

We look for ways to become them. We try to find their secret to being so perfect all of the time, only to see that we cannot always be perfect. 

Eating disorders affect people all around us.
According to studies from and, There are 8 million Americans with an eating disorder. People between the ages of 15 and 24 with anorexia have 10 times the risk of dying compared to their same aged peers, and 18-20 percent of people with anorexia die within 20 years of contracting the disorder, including 10,200 deaths each year as a result of an eating disorder. That’s one death every 52 minutes. 

If you or a peer is suffering with an eating disorder, contact the helplines and reach out and call (866) 224-2040. For crisis situations text “NEDA” to 741741.


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