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. nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/03/mom-reacts