Everybody has had those days where they've felt lonely, bored, or stressed and felt the need to turn to food, nonetheless when suffering from bulimia overeating becomes a severe compulsion. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by numerous occurrences of binge eating followed by an impulsive effort to avoid gaining weight via purging. Purging is self-induced ways to get rid of the food in your body which includes vomiting, and overuse of laxatives. There are many other ways to purge. On the other hand, Anorexia is also an eating disorder where the person has a poor image of their self, a refusal to sustain a healthy body weight as well as, a strong fear of gaining weight.
Eating disorders are a mental illness that can affect anyone at any age. Eating disorders cause serious disturbances in a person’s everyday diet. It’s eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. It’s an obsession and food seems to take over your life. An eating disorder can start as just eating too little or too much and it becomes almost like an addiction.
But for some, eating is an impulse. Men and women of all ages force themselves to eat too much or too little, and experience incredible psychological pain when they do. Body weight and image become a fixation that damages relationships and has severe health consequences. Food addiction is a disorder characterized by obsession with food, the accessibility of food and the expectancy of pleasure from the intake of food. Food addiction involves the recurring consumption of food against the individual’s better judgment resulting in loss of control and anxiety or the limitation of food and obsession with body weight and image.
Therefore, many people are misled by such ads and eventually, they cease exercising. Unfortunately, such practice results in temporary loss of weight. Another reason that could be behind diet failure is having wrong motivation. The idea of losing a great deal of weight, in a short period of time, is a force that drives the body into shock, resulting in temporary weight loss if any. Furthermore, the feeling of deprivation which results when disliked food is consumed because the diet demands them, increases the stress hormones in the body, which in turn causes more hunger and thence, more weight gain.
Eating disorders slowly deteriorate your body, beginning with your brain, leading to the start of mental illnesses. Although people suffering with eating disorders know that their body is degenerating, they become ignorant towards their disease and fail to recognize their problem until it is too late. Eating disorders come in many forms, with the three main types being Anorexia Nervosa (Anorexia), Bulimia Nervosa (Bulimia), and Binge-Eating. They each differ in the way that the person affected deals with the food presented. Anorexia, meaning without appetite according to Random History, is an eating disorder where one fears gaining weight, so one self-starves (Rust).
They believe that eating disorders could possibly come from a mix of family history, social factors, and personality traits. Anorexia Nervosa People who have anorexia nervosa have a potent fear of gaining weight; due to this fear, victims of this disorder limit their food intake. These limitations can cause you to become very, very thin and eventually become very sick. Anorexia affects the body and mind. You start off dieting and then things quickly spin out of control.
Illness starts commencing more when they start engaging in high-calorie food as they overheat more than is needed. b. Admittance/Denial- The distorted perception of the body image, keeps one wanting to lose weight even further. The thought of being happy with slim body surpasses the reality. The individual remains adamant about having a problem. In fact, there is no point of feeling thin enough and the dieting process continuous.
It also includes a disconnected relationship with your body, hunger and satiation, self-loathing and a distorted view of size and shape. All people with eating disorders will say is that they are tortured by the constant thoughts of food, obsession with weight, body image, and how they feel the need to hide their behaviors. Eating disorders effect your emotional and physical well-being, can cause chronic physical illness and in extreme cases lead to death. The shame and obsession that comes with an eating disorder gets in the way of normal functioning; fear of socializing, fear of commitment and anxiety about being found out can keep you a prisoner in your own life. It has also been found that there is a higher incidence of self-mutilation found among women who have eating
This primarily begins with ones misery with their body. You start to block out everything in your life (school, work, friends, and hobbies) and mainly focus on meals and what should or shouldn’t be consumed. The thing that mainly diagnoses one as anorexic is the simple fact that "... No matter how skinny you become, it's never enough." People diagnosed with this eating order are often in denial and see no wrong doings when they could potentially reach a state of health the body cannot maintain and die. The two main types of anorexia are: restricting anorexia where one diminishes he amount of calorie i... ... middle of paper ... ...development before the any kind of eating disorder stage or sign can occur.
This disorder can also lead to binge eating and purging, which means eating copious amounts of food at one sitting and then self-inducing their bodies to regurgitate the food. This leads to problems with bulimia. Accordingly, anorexia nervosa develops from the multi-faceted problems in lack of education of; interpersonal, psychological, and social factors. The education of these factors will increase awareness, which in turn will decrease the development of anorexia nervosa. The lack of education on the interpersonal factors relating to anorexia nervosa has been a driving force towards not recognizing the ample causes of anorexia.