Eating disorders are something you can just get over
Its not a psychological disorder
It can be treated with a simple conversation or pep talk
Only women can have eating disorders.
An eating disorder is a psychological disorder that can create a distorted view of yourself that causes you to change the way that you look drastically because you become obsessed with the way that you look. Your life quickly becomes revolved around this certain body image and you begin to do anything to obtain it.
FACTORS THAT CAUSE
When your insecure about something you try really hard to get rid of it and change it
The western culture idealises the perfect body image as being very skinny
Some people crave the acceptance and approval of their family so much their willing to do whatever it takes to get it
When people are depressd they use food as a coping mechanism
When people are losing the weight they eel that they are being in control of somwthing in their life
LOSS OR DISTURBANCE OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE
SENSITIVITY TO COLD
LOSS OF BODY HAIR GROWTH
FEELING OF LIFE BEING OUT OF CONTROL
SENSITIVITY TO BODY COMMENTS
EXTREME FEAR OF WEIGHT GAIN
OBSESSION WITH WEIGHT
smoking and chewing gum to keep your weight down
using laxatives or other tablets to help you lose weight
being unable to stop losing weight, even when you are below a safe weight
exercising more eating less
increasingly worrying about your weight
Anorexia is an eating disorder that causes someone to limit the amount of fro that they intake and causes them to try and do excising to lose weight
Men- loss of erection
Women- loss of period
Bulimia is an eating disorder that causes someone to binge eat to get the sensation of eating but then purges the food out of their stomach to try and avoid weight gain
•feel guilty about your eating pattern
•have irregular periods
•make yourself vomit and using laxatives
worrying more about your weight
This happens in the mid teens most often however they don't seek help until heir in their 20s because they are able to hide it
Eating disorder treatments
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Keeping a diary of what you ate that day to make yourself aware
Being honest with yourself
knowing the signs
In the mind of an anorexic
POEM OF AN ANOREXIC “Another page turns on the calendar, April now, not March.
I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world...I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest.
I wanted to swallow the bitter seeds of forgetfulness...Somehow, I dragged myself out of the dark and asked for help.
I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape.
There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.
I am thawing.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls