Bomemia And Bulimia Compare And Contrast

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Bulimia and anorexia Nervosa, the two most common eating disorders in the world, and neither of them are at all healthy. Even Though bulimia and anorexia are quite similar, they have many differences that set them apart. The main difference between the two is that bulimia is where a person eating an excessive amount of food in a short period of time, followed by purging all of the food out of guilt. Anorexia is where you barely eat, have a strict diet, and workout excessively. Just with a brief description, this just barely scratches the surface of this whole topic of bulimia and anorexia. We will begin by looking at the similarities of bulimia and anorexia. One of the similarities between bulimia and anorexia is that the two types of individuals…show more content…
Bulimics tend to be average size, but anorexics look very underweight. Bulimics can be an average weight because even though they are purging, they do not purge everything completely. Some bulimics for example, they eat something healthy like carrots. Later throughout their day they will feel the urge to binge. Once they have binged they feel the need to purge because guilt overpowers them. When they are purging, they purge until they see the carrots. Many bulimics think that by doing it this way that everything is fine, but it is still not good for your teeth and esophagus. Many bulimics can stay a good weight by purging this way. Aside from bulimics maintaining an average weight, anorexics are very underweight. Anorexics barely eat, or stay on strict diets. For example, they will eat very little fruit or vegetables and they will have more liquid-type foods like soup, nothing solid. The calories from eating these foods total up to barely enough to make sure your body functions properly. By eating like this, it does not give you enough energy and you lose a lot of muscle mass, and that is why they look so thin. This is not the only difference between bulimia and anorexia, the way that they look at their problems is different as
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