Paus’ binge anorexia, which is characterised by restrictive eating followed by vomiting, started in 2002 after her mother passed away from a malignant brain tumour.
Paus soon experienced depression and panic attacks.
“Today there isn’t good communication between parents and their kids.
They are more influenced by TV and all of a sudden the body becomes very important.”The internet has also played a large role with pro-anorexia websites popping up to encourage self-deprivation.
“Usually people [with an eating disorder] have think life is too difficult so this is a coping mechanism.”Family dynamics play a pivotal role, Bello added.are dieting and 33.5% of adults smoke, according to the Albion Monitor and the Ministry of Health.Women with the disorder often use smoking to suppress their appetite and increase their metabolism.In addition to the law of sizes, some international companies like Dove have taken it upon themselves to change they way we think.Their ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ has created a series of advertisements promoting attractive non-models and debunking beauty myths.