According to Tissot…
“This study tells us at what age we should be watching for these eating behaviors, giving parents and physicians useful tools for detecting girls at risk for future eating-disorder symptoms.”This study specifically examined eating habits of young girls (ages 9 – 19) and noted these observations*:
- The percentage of carbohydrates and fats girls ate around the age of 11 helped predict increasing dissatisfaction with the body by age 14.
- 15 year old girls who ate little fat and a lot of carbohydrates were more likely to have erratic eating habits by age 19.
- The above observations also noted that this is particularly true for girls who are considered perfectionists.