Sandra is an eighteen-year-old girl. She's smart and pretty, with a family that loves her and a radiant future awaiting her. She falls in love with Saverio, and decides to attract his attention by going on a diet. Losing weight proves easy- too easy to stop. It becomes a compulsion, and when Sandra's parents learn what's going on, it's a veritable lightning strike. While her mother Elena struggles with a sense of guilt, her father Vittorio is crushed by his insecurities.