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Taking a Look at Eating Disorders

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No human is perfect and because of this it is no secret that there are things that humans one way or another want to change or fix about themselves. However, some take this to an extreme. When an obsession over being thin starts to rule your life, eating proportions or habits, and thoughts- you might be in the beginning stages of an eating disorder. Eating Disorders are circumstances where there are strange or peculiar eating routine where there is too much or too little food intake for the lack of benefit to the person’s mental and physical health. Linked from Anorexia are some of the most common types of eating disorders such as Bulimia, anorexia, and binging. All of these eating disorders fall back onto excessive obsessing over weight and food related situations. Once often becomes brain washed into only focusing on the main goal, which is usually to be slim and thin. Anorexia nervosa, more commonly known as anorexia- an emotional and medical disorder, generally is the lack of food consumption due to a constant fear of gaining weight, an objection to preserve or control a healthy body weight, and a mentally distorted body image. 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. People need to be aware that with the way society is today, it has allowed children as young as ages five to seven to understand and see the cultural messages regarding body image and dieting. To prevent this we need to bring awareness. Works Cited - NEDA. "Media, Body Image, & Eating Disorders | NEDA." Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders | National Eating Disorders Association. Rader Programs, Eating Recovery Center, Eating Disorder Center of Dever, Eating Disroder & Exercise Addiction, n.d. Web. 14 May 2014. Smith, Melinda, and Jeanne Segal. "Anorexia Nervosa." : Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment. Helpguide.org, Feb. 2014. Web. 8 May 2014. Smith, Melinda, and Jeanne Segal. "Bulimia Nervosa." : Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Help. Helpguide.org, Feb. 2014. Web. 9 May 2014.
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