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Feeling Thinspired?

Posted by emb789 from Cardiff - Published on 03/10/2009 at 00:00
1 comments » - Tagged as Health, Topical

Yn Gymraeg

What to you is a perfect body? Is it a muscly abdomen or size zero?

Many anorexic girls have turned to the internet-born range of tips, pictures and diet guides called Thinspiration to help them "lose weight".

Some sites claim that they are "only available for entertainment" and advise that if the viewer really has an eating disorder they should seek medical advice.

One website goes on to give a list of tips, with words of wisdom such as, "take a Polaroid picture or a cell phone picture of yourself wearing nothing but your underwear. When you want to binge, look at it, and see all that fat that you need to get rid of? Carry it in your wallet or phone whenever you go somewhere where there will be food."

This is doing nothing but promoting anorexia and coming from someone who claims to be only entertaining you, this is really worrying.

So why not get thinspired and take a stand against websites that are promoting eating disorders? If enough of us come together, we can get rid of websites promoting these eating habits forever.

You'll find information about eating disorders here or for info and contact details of health organisations operating in Cardiff, check out our directory.

Image: D Sharon Pruitt

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Commented 80 months ago - 5th October 2009 - 09:46am

I have to confess to flicking through my girlfriend's copy of Heat mag on a weekly basis to find a disturbing attitude not a million miles from this website.

Articles with headlines such as 'Fuller Figure Celebs' next to pics of famous women on the beach with a completely normal build are so removed from reality that I wonder if those writing them know they're being ludicrous or genuinely believe that skeletal is standard.

Don't take Heat seriously, kids. The people in there look like that because their careers depend on it.

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