Individuals with binge-eating disorder bulimia nervosa often develop the disorder during the years of early adolescence, at a time when self-confidence and self-esteem are sometimes at an all-time low. Intense comparison between peers and with images in the media can create a distorted body image, and often disordered eating behaviors can follow.
The pre-teen years can be difficult for girls. Moving away from dolls, imaginative play and tea parties, the girls are not yet old enough to jump into the world where more adult interests are expected. With girls unsure about their place in this new stage, their thoughts can turn to putting down others in order…
It’s easy to fall in love with gymnastics. The sparkly uniforms, the bouncy ponytails and the encouraging hugs from a coach make little girls watching the televised events ready to sign up and be a part of the team, no matter what.
Eating disorders plague about 0.9 percent of women and 0.3 percent of men over a lifetime period in the United States. Those who are diagnosed with an eating disorder are given a designation of one of three diagnoses provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition.
Eating disorders are an extreme way to monitor and manipulate weight. Sufferers may use dieting pills, laxatives, or they may control their body’s absorption of food by purging. Excessive dieting may also be used, with minimal calories consumed in a single day.
Children diagnosed with diabetes might find it hard not to obsess over food. With restrictions on carbohydrates and doses of insulin which can affect appetite, children with diabetes may find it hard to think about anything but food.
Bulimia is often associated with an intense self-focus, with sufferers placing unusual amounts of attention on their own faces and body image. Some research has identified that those who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia are often impacted by images placed before them in movies, television and advertisements.
There are many reasons to become a vegetarian. Many do it to live a healthier lifestyle, lowering their risk for heart disease and many types of cancer. Others choose a vegetarian lifestyle because of a moral conviction to not eat meat.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder that involves eating large quantities of food repeatedly and uncontrollably for at least several months. About four million Americans suffer from BED, and it is twice as common among women. Researchers didn’t know much about the underlying causes of BED until a recent study found…
In two hours or less, do you eat an amount of food that is significantly larger than most people would consume in the same time and under similar circumstances? Do you eat until uncomfortably full, and more rapidly than most people would, at least once a week, for a minimum of three months? Do you…