There is a rise of eating disorders among youth. According to the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). * 42% of kids in 1st through 3rd grades wish they were thinner * 81% of 10 yr olds are afraid of becoming fat * 51% of 9 & 10-year-old girls have higher self-esteem when they are on a diet. Behaviors developed as a child or teen are often continued through life. Influences from specific sports or social and cultural influences are often the root cause for eating disorders.
In the off chance you haven’t noticed this is a health and fitness Blog! I do not promote unhealthy weight loss nor a quick fix solution. If you feel you or someone you know may have an unhealthy relationship with food or body image please seek professional help.