If you type “Skinny” in the search on Tumblr, you get a banner referring to resources if you or someone you know is suffering with an eating disorder or depression.
But in the United States, 8 of the top 10 causes of death are directly linked to being overweight (all except smoking-related lung disease and suicide).
Childhood obesity is on the rise at an alarming rate. 80% of Americans are overweight.
This is an epidemic.
But our alarm and concern is for the 1% of people wanting to be unhealthily thin?
Maybe this same warning should appear when you type in food-related searches in the search bar…
Overconsumption is the real life-and-death issue. We’re so concerned we’ll turn our kids anorexic and destroy their self-esteem that we literally stand silently next to them as they kill themselves with unhealthy food.
This is insanity.