Eating disorder is getting prevalent in the cities of today. We may call it as psychiatric disorder. It is caused mostly by no regular exercise, no control over consumption of food and eating junk foods containing high calories and cholesterol. Because of these habits people also suffer some serious problems like blood pressure, diabetes other than eating disorder.
Most of the people assume that eating disorders occurs in peoples with excessive weight only but the fact is average weight people can also face these types of problem. Depression can also lead to eating diseases; in fact it is the main cause of binge eating disorder.
Symptoms of Eating Disorders:
Eating disorders are prevalent in many types –
- Binge eating disorder
- Compulsive overeating
- Anorexia nervosa
- Night eating syndrome
- Orthorexia nervosa
- Starvation diet
The most common are:
Binge eating disorder: – Can’t stop to eat, eat without checking there profit and loss Because of this behavior people also suffer some serious problems like eating disorder.
- Eats until physically uncomfortable
- Periodically does not exercise to control over consumption of food
- Often eats alone during periods of normal eating, owing to feelings of embarrassment about food
- Eats an unusually large amount of food at one time — more than a normal person would eat in the same amount of time.
- Eats much more quickly during binge episodes than during normal eating episodes
- Eats large amounts of food even when they are not really hungry
- Usually eats alone during binge eating episodes in order to avoid discovery of the disorder
- Feels disgusted, depressed, or guilty after binge eating
Compulsive overeating – Overeating or addiction of over eating is called compulsive overeating. People suffering from their abnormal eating, feels uncomfortable in society. Compulsive Overeater is at risk for a heart attack, high blood-pressure and cholesterol, kidney disease and/or failure, arthritis and bone deterioration, and stroke.
Bulimia :- Bulimia nervosa, known as bulimia, is an eating disorder and psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by feelings of guilt, depression, and self-condemnation and intentional purging to compensate for the excessive eating, usually to prevent weight gain. Purging can take the form of vomiting, fasting, inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics or other medication, or excessive physical exercise.
Night eating syndrome: – Night eating syndrome is an eating disorder this is an ongoing, persistent behavior, unlike the occasional late snack or skipped meal that most people have from time to time. In fact, people with this disorder are often unaware of their nocturnal meals, although some feel they won’t be able to sleep without eating first.
Eating Disorder Prevention Tips
- Make your whole life better through food and eating
- Dieting is about losing some weight in a healthy way so how you feel on the outside will match how good you already feel inside.
- Convinced your self-esteem is hinged on what you weigh and how you look
- Attempt to control your weight a bit better
- Control your life and emotions through food/lack of food — and are a huge neon sign saying “look how out of control I really feel”
- Everything gets going in life — stress, coping, pain, anger, acceptance, validation, confusion, fear — cleverly hidden behind phrases like “I’m just on a diet”