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The HOT Trend that Could Be Deadly: Size Triple O Jeans

posted by Linda Mintle

anorexiaI was listening to the news and heard a story about the latest fashion fad–triple O jeans. Yes, you read that right OOO! I didn’t even know there was such a size.  And frankly, that size should be in the children’s department.

According to the Fox News reporter, the average waist size of someone who fits into OOO is 22-26, the waist size of most six to eight-year-old children.

How sick!  Triple O is a threat, as it is suppose to be the number one goal among actresses and models right now!

Triple O jeans are another way to push women into unrealistic expectations for their bodies. Forget all the work the Dove Campaign has done to try and  help women accept their bodies, aspiring to Triple O will put an end to healthy thinking about the adult female body. It infantilizes women and leads them down a dangerous health and emotional path. Triple O says, let’s throw out the window all sensibilities of health!

Triple O is a revisit of the, “You can never be too thin” era.  Scary skinny means just that–SCARY! The pictures of Triple O celebrities and models could be in my office for eating disorder treatment.  This is not fashion, this is dangerous! Shame on you Dr. Keith Ablow, a, psychiatrist who commented on the news story, for saying this is aspirational to women and not pointing out the dangers of eating disorders.

Being that skinny is physically dangerous as one would lose so much body fat that organ damage is possible. Extremely low weight can lead to bone loss, hormonal changes, anemia and constipation just to name a few. And the biggest concern is death! Self-starvation and excessive weight loss to less than 85 percent of your expected body weight is called ANOREXIA and it is a psychiatric disorder. Treatable, but the physical damage done is sometimes irreversible. People die! 

So don’t fall for this as a fashion trend and starve yourself to fit into Triple O jeans. Don’t aspire to this size or you might expire! Say NO to these dangerous trends that make women lose their curves and play to some sick idea that scary skinny is somehow attractive. It isn’t. It makes you look like my patient who needs to be hospitalized.

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