They all are an obsession and have horrifying effects on the body and interfere with normal daily routines. The continuation of them can sometimes result in severe damage to vital body organs or even sometimes death. Another eating disorder I have recently discovered is orthorexia which is the obsession with eating only healthy or “pure” foods; this also believe it or not has damaging effects on your body and daily lifestyle and takes a big chunk out of your pocket. The worst part about all of these are almost nonexistent in foreign countries, American’s have created an unrealistic image for what we should look like. Another thing that can come along with eating disorders is a high rate for depression.
Anorexia, meaning without appetite according to Random History, is an eating disorder where one fears gaining weight, so one self-starves (Rust). Bulimia, the more advanced stage of anorexia, consists of a rapid consumption of food followed by purging attempts using laxatives, excessive exercise, and self-induced vomiting (Rust). Binge-eating, on the other hand, is when one periodically goes on a long binge but does not vomit afterwards (Rust). This eventually leads to obesity. Eating disorders may cause physical and emotional complications.
Pinpointing also how social media has played a large part in shaping our views and ideas of the human body and our own personal self image. Eating Disorders often come with a heavy consequence that many often fail to recognize. Once an individual starts to lose weight, that is what becomes the main focus. It is short term and results may come quickly, but what they don’t realize is that once those pounds start to shed, other things begin to drop as well. Anorexia Nervosa is inadequate food intake that leads to a body weight that is unhealthy and too low.
Also, fast food restaurants used to be bombarded in lawsuits against them because of the ignorance of customers and the money worshipping executives. Basically, after a while, the government passed a bill that declared that personal disregard for fatty foods, that should be obvious to the general public, can not be the cause of a lawsuit against said restaurant. People should use common sense and use their knowledge to contemplate whether or not they are going to go obese from ingesting a meal. But regardless of smarts, people still seem to fall victim to the desire to chase these foods like a drug addict chases a drug. In addition to my previous... ... middle of paper ... ...em.