Eating disorder charity criticises calendar that ‘glamourises weight loss’

Eating disorder charity criticises calendar that ‘glamourises weight loss’
推定 1.25 million people in the UK struggle with eating disorders

Eating disorder charities have criticised retailers for selling a “countdown カレンダー” that encourages 女性 to lose 23lbs to get a “bikini body」.

The wooden calendar, which was spotted on sale by The Range and on Amazon, is in the shape of a torso wearing a pink bikini. It features 23 circular slots big enough to fit one pound coin each.

The product, which charities say “glamorises 減量」, has been advertised as a “fun and unique way to save money and get fit”.

“Its pink bikini design will look great in any chic space, and you can treat yourself with the cash when you reach your target,” the calendar description reads.

The Range is selling a “countdown calendar” encouraging women to lose 23 ポンド

摂食障害チャリティー ビート estimates that up to 1.25 百万 の中に イギリス are affected by 摂食障害.

Tom Quinn, director of external affairs at the charity said idealising thinness can be “very damaging” for people who are vulnerable to eating disorders because it can serve as “inspiration for harmful eating disorder behaviours”.

“We were concerned to see that The Range is selling a calendar that glamourises weight loss,” Quinn said.

“Whilst pressure to reach body ideals like the ‘bikini body’ are unlikely to be the sole cause of an eating disorder, it can be extremely unhelpful to people in recovery.

“Pressure to reach ‘goal weights’ can also cause distress and shame around body image, or even lead to an eating disorder developing.”

その中で latest survey on the mental health of children and young people in England, the NHS found that 58.2 per cent of those 間で老化 17 そして 19 years old could be at risk of developing an eating disorder.

The figure rose to 62.5 間の年齢の人々のパーセント 20 そして 23 年.

The “countdown calendar” has also been met with criticism on social media.

“If you have a body you already have a bikini body. This is so stupid it literally made me cringe,” one user wrote on Twitter, tagging The Range in a tweet.

Another said the calendar, which is currently still on sale on Amazon and on The Range’s website, could “easily trigger people’s body dysmorphia”.

“These aren’t the most body-positive items. Surely everybody [持っている] a bikini body? Why are your products relating weight to self-worth, could easily trigger people’s body dysmorphia please rethink the impact these products could have," 彼らは言った.

独立者 has contacted The Range and Amazon for comment.

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