Eating Disorders

Athletes and eating disorders, when the two worlds collide.

Most people wouldn’t even consider the possibility that these two worlds would even be mentioned in the same sentence. When people think of athletes, they think of a person that is in their prime full of life and full of health. People think of athletes as the epitome of perfection.

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Bulimia, the hidden eating disorder.

Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by repeated cycle of binge eating and purging. A binge means, that when a person suffers from with this eating disorder, that person eats what is considered an enormous amount of food, within a short time frame

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Famous people stand up and speak out against eating disorders.

Battling an eating disorder is a very long and painful process. And although many celebrities have worked hard to bring the subject of eating disorders out into the open, we still hear of celebrities battling their own eating disorders.

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How can I tell if my teen has an eating disorder?

Maybe it is because your child never seems to want to be at the dinner table anymore or maybe you’re finding hidden food around the house, but something tells you, that all is not well. Often parents ignore that little voice that tells them that something is just not right.

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How can you prevent an eating disorder?

As a parent we know that our children face so many obstacles during adolescence, and body issues are very prevalent in any teens mind. In preventing eating disorders, often it is better to start at a younger age.

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Information on eating disorders, what are they exactly?

Eating disorders in general is mainly considered to be a psychological issue. It is generally believed, that the majority of eating disorders began as a mental aspect. The person desires to achieve a preconceived ideal, of a body image, and often will use food or lack thereof, as a means of personal control.

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The rising trend of adolescent eating disorders.

Adolescence is such a hard time in which bodies are beginning to change, and children become more conscious of their image. It is also a time in which development of an eating disorder is more common. About 40% of the adolescents that are diagnosed with an eating disorder will be female between the ages of 15 and 19.

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What are the warning signs of Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa begins as a psychological issue, in which a person has a distorted body image and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. The person, who suffers from the Anorexia eating disorder, voluntarily engages in starvation, using a variety of methods to control their body weight.

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What can you do, if someone you know has an eating disorder?

What can you do, if you suspect someone that you care about, has been eating disorder? All of the signs are there, but you are unsure of how to handle it. Below are a few things that you can try, that hopefully will assist you.

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What is the connection between eating disorders and the fashion industry?

This is a highly debatable subject and although it is not considered to be the cause of eating disorders, media is often viewed as a contributing factor, especially amongst adolescent girls, who view the size and shape of models and actresses, as ideal body image.

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