The Effects Of Binge Eating Disorders

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An anonymous poem writer once stated, “It’s not what you are thats holding you back. It’s what you think you are not.” Throughout the years we, the people, have become more aware of society’s standards for both men and women. Eating disorders have been around for a while, but it has become more common throughout the years especially in the 20th and 21st century. As of today body image has become a huge part of our lives, but what many don 't understand is that by paying so much attention to that it causes both men and women to look at themselves differently. Both men and women suffer from body image issues and the main cause of that is having a low self esteem. Self confidence is something that not a lot of people have and many times those…show more content…
Many know binge eating as a disorder that causes people to eat a lot in a short period of time. According to the article, “Binge Eating Disorder,” which was written by Melinda Smith and Jeanne Segal, states that there are many symptoms of binge eating disorder. Many of the symptoms include the inability to stop or control what your eating, rapidly eating large amounts of food, eating when you’re full, and eating in secret (Smith and Segal). Those who suffer from binge eating disorder have a hard time to control their eating habits and when it becomes something they can no longer control they blame themselves for it. Binge eating often starts at an early age and leads to early adulthood and maybe even after that (Smith and Segal). There are many personal and emotional causes or symptoms to this disorder. Some of the symptoms involve feeling stressed or tensed that is only relieved by eating, never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat, and feeling disgusted, guilty, or even depressed after overeating (Smith and Segal). Although there are many causes and symptoms to developing a binge eating disorder, what many don 't know is that this can develop in both men and
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