After much research on perceptions of women’s health, Lindsay Kate started looking into the Body Mass Index (BMI) and how it came to be the standard scale for judging a healthy weight. What she learned was shocking…

  • The vast majority of girls and women now perceive underweight bodies and extremely low body weights as being ideally healthy
  • Even underweight and average-weight females are striving for weight loss using dangerous and unhealthy means, such as disordered eating and abuse of laxatives or excessive exercise
  • According to studies done in the last five years, 66 percent of adolescent girls wish they were thinner, though only 16 are actually overweight.

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