women have such an unhealthy body image that it becomes distorted.
That means that you look in the mirror and see an image of yourself
that doesn’t exist. You might think you are fat, when you’re
really underweight. You completely blow your flaws out of proportion,
or even invent flaws, and become so preoccupied with them that your
perception of yourself is unreal. This is a sign of a problem, and
if you think you have a distorted body image, it’s best to
seek help. That’s difficult for most women with distorted body
images, because they are so wrapped up in the distortion they can’t
acknowledge they have a problem. The most obvious issue relating
to this distorted body image is the development of eating disorders.
Eating disorders are serious psychological conditions that can be
extremely, permanently damaging to your health. Eating disorders,
if not treated, can be fatal. You might think that eating disorders
are for your daughter, or your little sister. But eating disorders
affect more and more adult women every year. It doesn’t get
any easier as you get older.
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