Eating Disorders In Teens

Eating Disorders In Teens

Eating disorders are not uncommon in teens, what with society dictating that thin is beautiful. Eating disorders are actually fairly prevalent among teens and adolescents, particularly among young women. In fact, 90% of people with eating disorders are women. It has also been reported that one out of seven women dealt with or is currently dealing with an eating disorder at any given time. In 2003, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 36% of adolescent girls claimed they are overweight, and …

Dealing With Emotional Eating

Dealing With Emotional Eating

Emotional eating can be all in the mind but it can surely have a big effect on your weight. What makes emotional eating a problem is that it can trigger you to eat at times when your body does not necessarily require food. Emotional eating can result in overeating that translates to add pounds on your weight. The longer it prevails, the more pounds stack up. You should try to find some way to deal with it. Identify Emotional TriggersOne of the ways to deal with emotional eating is by trying to i…

Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia & Compulsive Overeating

Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia & Compulsive Overeating

Each year, more than 5 million Americans are affected by serious and often life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, binge-eating, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, obesity, and pica. Eating Disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa Anorexia nevrosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.Extreme concern with body weight and shapeIntense fear of we…

How to Prevent an Eating Disorder

How to Prevent an Eating Disorder

Examine closely your dreams and goals for your children and other loved ones. Are you over-emphasizing beauty and body shape?Consider your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors toward your own body and the way that these beliefs have been shaped by the forces of weightism and sexism. Then educate your children aboutThe genetic basis for the natural diversity of human body shapes and sizes, and the nature and ugliness of prejudice. Make an effort to maintain positive, healthy attitudes & behaviors. …