The vast amount of body image issues girls (and women) face is astounding! We are worried about so many areas of our bodies and what we’re supposed to look like as well as what other people think of how we look that I’m surprised we have any time left in our day to actually get things done. Everyone has different body image issues but these are the most common problem areas and influences that have an impact on our self esteem.
As far as body image issues go, weight is probably the most prominent one. Girls are taught from a very young age that they are supposed to be skinny. Eating disorders have become incredibly common because girls of all ages feel the need to fit society’s idea of beauty. There are 7 and 8 year olds across the country that are dieting and that is just ridiculous. I don’t mean they are eating fruits and vegetables, all children SHOULD be doing that. These kids are going on (or being put on) fad diets. Kids need a lot of nutrients when they are growing or else they won’t develop correctly. I just wish everyone would realize that having a little meat on your bones doesn’t make you unattractive. If you are at an unhealthy weight, then yes, you should eat better and exercise more to become a healthier human being, but you shouldn’t be shamed into doing so.