I read that article. And from what I gather the mother didn't do this for this young girls general health, but because they had a big photo shoot with Vogue.
I am pretty sure that this mother has started her daughter on the path to eating disorders and desperate measures to lose a couple pounds for events.
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This includes a quote from her daughter:
I'm pretty sure Weiss just handed her daughter the road map to all her future eating disorders. But it gets even more tragic with Bea's tearful reproach:
"That's still me," she says of her former self. "I'm not a different person just because I lost sixteen pounds." I protest that indeed she is different. At this moment, that fat girl is a thing of the past. A tear rolls down her beautiful cheek, past the glued-in feather. "Just because it's in the past," she says, "doesn't mean it didn't happen."
Parents don't cause eating disorders. But eating disorders can have a genetic component. The little girl's mother had disordered eating:
"the problem because of her own struggle to control her weight over the years, which included subjecting herself to Weight Watchers, Atkins, juice fasts, laxatives, and even deadly appetite suppressants."
That's why it irks me when people call food trash, calorie bombs, or say they have been bad or good.
"... besides not "letting her enjoy Pizza Fridays when she admitted to adding a corn salad as a side dish one week"? She supposedly employed a diet called Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right, which was specially designed for overweight kids by pediatrician and child obesity specialist Dr. Joanna Dolgoff. However, Dr. Dolgoff doesn't approve of the way Weiss went about policing her daughter's eating habits, either. "