How Many?

1st-3rd grade girls who want to be thinner


42%

1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner

How Many?

10 year old girls who are afraid of being fat


81%

10 year old girls are afraid of being fat

How Many?

13 year old girls who are unhappy with their bodies


53%

13 year old girls who are unhappy with their bodies

How Many?

17 year old girls who are unhappy with their bodies


78%

17 year old girls who are unhappy with their bodies

95% of all dieters will regain their lost weight within 1-5 years.
46% of 9-11 year olds are sometimes, or very often on diets.
50% of teenage girls and 30% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives to control their weight.
35% of normal dieters progress to pathological dieting.
Of those, 20-25% progress to partial or full syndrome eating disorders.