Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents.

Two out of five women and one out of five men would trade three to five years of their life to achieve their weight goals.

In 1970 the average age of a girl who started dieting was 14; by 1990 the average dieting age fell to 8.

After viewing images of female fashion models, seven out of ten women felt more depressed and angry than prior to viewing the images. (Check out The Tools- stop the intake of things that make you feel bad)

The “ideal” woman – portrayed by models, Miss America, Barbie dolls, and screen actresses – is 5’5, weighs 100 pounds and wears a size 5.

The average U.S. woman is 5’4” and weighs 140 pounds whereas the average U.S. model is 5’11” and weighs 117 pounds.
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