first thing that comes to mind when we hear that someone has an eating disorder
is that the person has a problem with food. But eating disorders are not a sign
that a person has a problem |
with food, rather eating disorders are actually
only the symptoms of underlying problems in that person's life. With proper treatment,
people can fully recover.
Here bellow are a few examples of eating disorders.
Example 2 Anorexia
overeating is regarded as uncontrollable eating and consequent weight gain.
Compulsive overeaters use food as a help to cope
with stress, emotional problems that go on in their daily lives. The food acts
as a barrier to block out feelings and emotions. Compulsive overeaters usually
are aware their eating patterns are abnormal.
Like bulimic, compulsive overeaters
are aware they have a problem.
Research has food that compulsive overeating
usually starts in early childhood when eating patterns are formed. Most people
who become compulsive eaters have never learned the correct way to deal with
stressful situations and have turned to food as a way of coping. Some victims
of overeating disorders feel that being overweight will keep others at a distance
and make them less
attractive. Unlike anorexia and bulimia, there are a high
proportion of male overeaters.
In present society, compulsive overeating is not yet taken seriously enough.
Instead of being treated for the serious problem they have, they are instead
directed to diet centres and health spas. Like anorexia and bulimia, compulsive
overeating is a serious problem and can result in death. With the proper
treatment, which should include therapy, medical and nutritional counselling,
it can be overcome.
of not being able to stop eating voluntarily
thoughts following binges
from activities because of weight
on many different diets
little in public, while maintaining a high weight
they will be a better person when thin
about self - based on weight
Toxaemia during pregnancy
and professional failures attributed to weight
tormented by eating habits
of breath / High Cholesterol levels
is focus of life
arrest and death