MAKING DECISIONS: CASE STUDIES
Suzy is a very pretty girl. She has a beautiful face and beautiful hair.
She is not very happy with her body
She weighs about fifteen pounds more than her friends.
Suzy says, “My friends are so much prettier
than I am. I am so fat.
I wish I could be as skinny as they are.”
She also says, “It’s not fair that you guys
are so skinny and I am fat.”
When Suzy comes home from school she is starved to death.
She is a picky eater.
She doesn’t like the
things they serve at lunch, so she spends her lunch money in the candy and Coke machine at school.
When she gets home from school, she makes herself an extra-large milkshake because she is so hungry.
What choices does Suzy have about weighing more than she wants?
Are there different choices that she
could make about her diet to enable her to be the way she wants to be?