Eating Disorders

Did you know?

  • The average woman weighs 144 pounds and wears a size 12...the average model is 5’11" and weighs 117 pounds
  • A moderately active woman should consume between 2,200-2,5000 calories/day
  • In 1950, Marilyn Monroe represented ideal beauty- she wore a size 12
  • Eating disorders are dangerous and lead to death in at least 10% of those affected
  • A poll conducted by a popular woman’s magazine in 1997 found that 75% of women thought they were "too fat."
  • A study found that 81% of ten-year-olds reported that they had dieted at least once
  • Most models are thinner than 98% of American woman
  • 4 out of 5 children age 10 are afraid of being fat
  • 4 out of 5 American women are dissatisfied with their appearance
  • 50% of 3rd-6th grader girls say they want to be thinner
  • Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting and diet related products
  • 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting, 22% dieted "often" or "always"
  • 95% of dieters will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years
  • Women naturally carry weight in their hips and thighs- it is VITAL for fertility, prevention of osteoporosis, healthy skin, eyes, hair, and teeth.
  • 45% of healthy weight women and 23% of healthy weight men describe themselves as overweight
  • "It was kind of boring for me to eat. I would know that I had to, and I would" – quote from Kate Moss