The New Face Of Anorexia??..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Middle, TN
    Anorexia has a face?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I certainly hope this is a trend that ends very very soon. [​IMG]
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

    I have no clue, .. i was just repeating what the story headline stated... ;)
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I really can't say I'm surprised. IMO, young guys are just as vulnerable (or even more so) as young girls when it comes to things like peer pressure and self-esteem issues. Focusing to the point of obsession is generally though to be more of a male trait. I suspect this has been going on for a long time, and is only now being recognized; I say, it's about time.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  5. Henny peeny

    Henny peeny Songster

    May 4, 2007
    My huand's grand daughter I feel will have a eating problem he tells her she has a belly and her mother tells her if she doesn't stop she will be over weight and her grand mother tell he she is fat I tell them to stop or she will be throwing up in the bathroom for fear of gaining weight she has already said about being on a deit and she is ONLY 9 YEARS OLD I tel her it is ok when she turns 13 she will grow more and be thin a a rail and this weight is nothing to be concerned about, I was not over weight till I hit 30 but I dislike this being told to this 9 year old. I know they are trying to help her but telling her this I feel she doesn't need instead they should tell her WHAT TO EAT she eats apples and orabnges and all sorts of friut and yogurt and other good things we keep a box SNACK BOX that has no junk food in it but she can seem to curb it she was on concerta and this we couldn'tget her to eat she has been off it for a year and when she went off I think her mother told her the wrong thing that she would have a vervasous hunger and that is what it is she eat much but of what we have nothing really of jubk food.

    The doctor said she should have instead of another helping to have salad instead which I bought salad stuff for both kids.

    She has had enough in her life and I hate to see her have to hear this from them. I am possitive on the weight and I try never to tell her she has gained too much.

    Word can hurt as much as if you were stuck I know it been there done that form family memebers.

  6. littlethorn

    littlethorn Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    Northern California
    This is sad but can't say I am surprised considering the more feminine styles of dress and hair (super skinny jeans etc.) that the younger men are embracing. It's unfortunately left them as vulnerable as females traditionally have been to manipulation by the media (i.e. peer pressure and fashion photos).

    Hopefully now that this is getting media attention and being recognized, it will make help more available and make parents more aware what could be going on with their kids.
  7. This is just sad all around. I will say that I naively thought that anorexia was mostly a girls disease. Not that I wasn't aware that boys strive to look just like the models on tv and magazines, like girls do, just not that they wanted to be 'thin'. I thought most wanted to be bulky, muscly. I do know that anorexia isn't just about body image though, it is much more complex than that. Such a terrible disease. My girls are in elementary school, and many of my daughters friends are already talking about how "fat" they are. My daughter's best friend is stick thin, and she often skips lunch because she is afraid of getting fat. It's quite sad.
  8. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Question to be asked but avoided....Where are the dads in these two stories? No mention of them. The desire for a buff body is definitely a male thing but the avoidance of food to achieve it, is not.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  9. Very good point. I would like to see the dad's take on the whole situation.

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