There are a lot of reasons why folks are up-in-arms about “50 Shades of Grey.” Here are ten ways that the book (and their subsequent film) shows clear signs of abuse – especially emotional abuse, which can be harder to pinpoint if you’re not sure which red flags to pay attention to. Use this article as a guide for thinking through the relationship in “50 Shades.”
My orthorexia began when I found it too difficult to keep my anorexia a secret. In my mind, I was being healthy, but in reality, I had simply replaced one unhealthy obsession with another. I had a strict list of rules when it came to eating and I enjoyed the rigidity of my obsessive diet. But healthy eating is not determined by what you eat as much as why you are eating it.
Fitspiration is any message that encourages one to persevere, push, or even suffer through exercise for the sake of achieving change in one’s physical appearance. It masquerades as a healthy response to images of size-zero models that promote unhealthy weight and potentially lead to eating disorders. However, they’re doing the exact same thing – only from a different angle.