Also people who eat a lot in a sitting can cause bulimia. Eating disorders may help get the results they want, but can cause health problems either right away or down the road. When an individual diets, they need to have a doctor monitor it and watch their eating habits. Linden and Putterman note that, “Rather than ‘diet’, many people attempt to implement healthier eating habits as a weight loss strategy or simply to improve their health by following recommended guidelines… (189).” Most people are dieting to have a healthier lifestyle and if they are dieting in unhealthy ways, they’re not improving on anything. America’s obesity has raised greatly over time.
Eating too few calories or carbohydrates can increase stress because both are necessary for proper brain function and the production of feel-good chemicals, such as serotonin. Which means that dieting causes one to become depressed which can eventually lead to an eating disorder called anorexia. Anorexia is an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. This disease is caused by a person’s mentality that they need to diet by eating less, and eventually, this becomes a habit and it becomes extreme dieting. The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting and that 20-25% of those individuals develop eating disorders.
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.
It is a well-known fact that women have always worried about their weight. In fact, they worry about it so much that in a recent poll done by NBC and the Meredith Corporation, it was discovered that women in the United States worry more about weight than they do about cancer (Davies). Fearing fat cells more than mutated cells? It may not be so crazy. The national weight has skyrocketed in recent years, with much of the blame being laid on fast food restaurants and our sedentary lifestyles, but what if there’s a more detrimental contributing factor?
Anorexia nervosa is a serious disorder that affects many people around the world. It is a mental illness in which the patient intentionally restricts their food intake because they fear they will become fat. Today, woman are constantly being told that they have to be skinny. Also, society almost always portrays women as thin, whether it is a model or a movie star. As a result, many women turn to anorexia; this is a direct result of the pressure that society puts on a woman to be thin.
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.
One of the main concerns of people in this day in age is the fear of obesity. The media has influenced society in such a way that degrades individuals who do not fit into a certain weight category. However people diet for many different reasons, sports to maintain fit, to look better, or to simply lose some pounds. Because of the mass influence of media on the population today, much of the public is attracted to widely advertised crash diets. A crash diet is eating as little as possible in order to lose weight in a short period of time (Kedge & Wattson, 2009).
Dhillon,2 Fat is a word everyone is scared of now a days. No one wants a fat body. That is why people choose dieting so that they can lose excessive fat accumulated on their body. But shocking fact is that dieting makes a person gain more fat. When a person is on diet, his/her body knows that he/she is starving it and it will shut down and hold on to all stored c... ... middle of paper ... ... .
The majority of people who suffer from anorexia begin, as we did, with an innocent diet that gradually progressed to extreme and unhealthy weight loss (Shaw, 2002). Unlike normal dieting which stops when the desired weight is reached, people who become anorexic atribute positive feelings to their ability to control their weight and become dangerously preoccupied with food and fear weight gain. Research suggests that stringent dieting can play a key role in triggering eating disorders. Adolescent and young adult women are more vulnerable to these disorders due to their tendency to go on strict diets in order to achieve an “ideal” figure (Lehrman, 1987). Even thought the cause of anorexia nervosa is not known several different studies suggest that social attitudes toward body appearance, family influences, genetics, and developmental factors are possible contributors to anorexia (Selzman, 1999).
Anorexia is probably the most known and common eating disorders out there, along with bulimia. Anorexia is an eating disorder that makes people lose a lot more weight than is thought to be healthy for their age or height. The people who are diagnosed with it could have a fear of gaining weight and over exercise, diet, skip meals, or simply don’t eat at all in order to lose weight. Bulimia is most of the times together with anorexia because the person with it is also is trying to lose a lot of weight by not only starving but also purging. The person will most of the times over eat because their body is starving and afterwards the person will most likely feel guilty and most of the times that leads to the person throwing ... ... middle of paper ... ....