• ATT: Are you the kind of person who is always on a diet and who perceives a very slim figure as beautiful? Research shows that eating disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa happened to most adolescents from the age of 12 up to 25-year old adults and some 85% to 95% of these cases happened in girls (European Journal of Epidemiology, 1999). • CRED: Eating Disorders. • THESIS: Adolescents commit eating disorders mostly because of the influence of media. • PREVIEW ? Definition of Eating Disorder ? Media’s perception of beauty ?
Effects to adolescence? Possible ways to address the problem TRANSITION: To start with, it is essential that eating disorder and other concepts related to it are defined to further understand the topic. BODY • You should understand the meaning of eating disorder and its types. ? What is eating disorder? ? How does it happen? ? What is Anorexia? (Patterson, 2006) ? What is Bulimia Nervosa? (Patterson, 2006) TRANSITION: After knowing what eating disorder is and other related concepts to it, the influence of media also has a big part as to why eating disorder is very much observable these days.
• The media influence eating disorders because of the perception of beauty that it fosters. ? How beauty and the idea of being sexy are seen in television and movies? ? The way commercials and ads reflect that beauty is about being thin. ? Famous celebrities or personalities that follow the media’s view of beauty. ? The influence of media through different mediums. (Patterson, 2006) TRANSITION: After knowing what eating disorder is and the way, by which the media influence it, the very crucial and vital part is its effect to the life of teenagers.
• Identifying the effects of eating disorder should also be given due importance. ? Changes in the eating habits of teenagers. ? Effects to their health and well-being. TRANSITION: Identifying the problem and its effects is not enough, eating disorder should be properly and immediately address. • Eating disorder should be given immediate solution especially since it is detrimental to the health and over-all welfare of an individual. ? How to prevent eating disorder? (Piran et. al, 1999) ? Possible intervention and solution.
(Piran et. al, 1999) TRANSITION: It is very important to put in mind that other people’s even the society’s perception of beauty is not worth your health or life. CONCLUSION • When the time comes that you wish of becoming as thin as some of those skin and bone models, please think about your health first. • As the saying goes, it is indeed true that “health is wealth. ” SOURCES CITED Martin, A. R. , Nieto, J. M. , Jimenez, M. A. , Ruiz, J. P. , Vazquez, M. C. , Fernandez, Y. M. , Gomez, M. A. , & Fernandez, C. C. (1999).
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