March 24, 2010

12 is way too young

I was talking to a young girl yesterday, she's 12, and she told me about how she's already tried to go on a diet more than once. You have to understand, this girl is teeny tiny. She has a small build and is really thin. Not to mention she's only 12! The fact that she had even considered going on diet blows my mind. I don't know if she's thought about slimquick side effects or other effects of dieting. I did talk to her about eating food in moderation and a little of a good thing wasn't bad, again, if it was eaten in moderation. I don't know if she thought much about what I said, but I hope so. She's too young to be so concerned.


Kara said...

That is sad. It's sad that so many young girls don't think they are pretty enough or skinny enough when they are actually perfect as they are. I knew a girl in high school who was on the dance company and so was skinny and athletic but she ended up in the hospital from anorexia because she felt she needed to be even skinnier. Even in the hospital after almost dying they could barely get her to eat salad. So sad.

Jen said...

Oh man, that is so sad :(