“It’s ok to be chubby…”

By Giannakopoulou Ioanna an Denazi Irene


    Every day in the media, girls of all ages are bombarded with countless advertisements telling them everything from how to dress, what to eat, and even what size they should be in order to be considered ‘normal.’ Well, we are here to tell you that the media is wrong.

Thin is not always in, and it certainly isn’t fair to force young girls to try changing themselves to fit a one-size mold, because we don’t live in a one-size world. We’re constantly faced with seemingly perfect faces and bodies on the covers of magazines, but what we’re really looking at is just a sophisticated Photoshop job. The models on high fashion runways are not as beautiful as we’re led to believe either. On the inside of their super thin bodies, there is often malnutrition, which leads to hair loss, tooth decay, and poor skin. Of course, the media would never show us this part of ‘beauty.


    It’s time that we take a stand against these absurd standards. In the end, it’s all up to you. You, the person who looks in the mirror and needs to see that true beauty, cannot be defined through the glossy pages of a magazine, or found under piles of fabric or layers of make-up. So, what we believe needs to be done, is that from now on we all need to turn away from the unrealistic expectations of the media, and look to our own happiness.

  If you are happy with who you are, that is the real self-confidence and the real beauty.


“Are you anorexic..?”

  • Do you feel fat even though people tell you you’re not?
  •  Are you terrified of gaining weight?
  •  Do you lie about how much you eat or hide your eating habits from others?
  •  Are your friends or family concerned about your weight loss, eating habits, or appearance?
  • Do you base your self-worth on your weight or body size?


Anorexia is not about weight or food

Believe it or not, anorexia isn’t really about food and weight—at least not at its core. Eating disorders are much more complicated than that. The food and weight-related issues are symptoms of something deeper: things like depression, loneliness, insecurity, pressure to be perfect, or feeling out of control. Things   that no amount of dieting or weight loss can cure.

It’s important to understand that anorexia meets a need in your life. For example, you may feel powerless in many parts of your life, but you can control what you eat. Saying “no” to food, getting the best of hunger, and controlling the number on the scale may make you feel strong and successful—at least for a short while. You may even come to enjoy your hunger pangs as reminders of a “special talent” that most people can’t achieve.

Anorexia may also be a way of distracting yourself from difficult emotions. When you spend most of your time thinking about food, dieting, and weight loss, you don’t have to face other problems in your life or deal with complicated emotions.


Unfortunately, any boost you get from starving yourself or shedding pounds is extremely short-lived. Dieting and weight loss can’t repair the negative self-image at the heart of anorexia. The only way to do that is to identify the emotional need that self-starvation fulfills and find other ways to meet it.

The       difference      between

dieting    and   anorexia

                 Healthy dieting                         Anorexia

Healthy dieting is an attempt to control weight.

Anorexia is an attempt to control your life and emotions.Your self-esteem is based on more than just weight and body image.Your self-esteem is based entirely on how much you weigh and how thin you are.You view weight loss as a way to improve your health and appearance.You view weight loss as a way to achieve happiness.

Your goal is to lose weight in a healthy way

Becoming thin is all that matters; health is not a concern.