1. Could it be religious? Some people might practise Buddhism and their diets may be vegan or pure, for example. Yoga is another factor to look at.
2. Could it be cultural? Are these girls becoming white-washed easily, or is it something else? What about the roles of men, fashion, or Bollywood?
3. Could it be an issue of self-esteem? Self-esteem is a huge factor in any eating disorder, but what is causing this low self-esteem?
Here are some random facts which may have answered some of my own questions, but I'd like to hear personal experiences from non-white girls or boys, or people who have grown up in non-Western countries.
Other motherly influences include:
-Daughter's Relationships With Other Women
-Mother's Self-Reliance and Assertiveness
-Mother's Mental Health and Marital Status
-The Father-Daughter Relationship
-Racial Attitudes Towards Therapy
Culture and Eating Disorders - Eating Disorder Center
Cultural Aspects of Eating Disorders
Eating Diosrders in the Minorty Women: The Untold Story
Black Undergraduate and White Undergraduate Eating Disorders and Related Attitudes
The Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Women of Color