SUPER SIZE ME . Award winning production by Morgan Spurlock. VitaMINDS: Day 4 Summer. D.I.E.T. ( D iscipline I n E ating T hing) Eat to live Don’t live to eat. You are what You eat! You are what You Ate!. Eating Disorders: From Diet to Disorder to Disordered Eating.
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Award winning production by Morgan Spurlock
Let’s talk about Body Image…
The perception, imagination, emotions, and physical sensations of and about our bodies.
People with disordered eating patterns may:
Those who diet are 5 TIMES more likely to develop an eating disorder…
Anorexia Nervosa: the relentless pursuit of thinness and an attempt to maintain strict control over food intake.The defining features of this eating disorder are (a) an intense and irrational fear of body fat and weight gain, (b) an iron determination to become thinner and thinner, and (c) a misperception of body weight and shape to the extent that the person may feel or see "fat" even when emaciation is clear to others
Anorexia and Bulimia may coexist. Many bulimia nervosa patients have a history of anorexia nervosa; others may subsequently lose weight and become anorexic. Approximately half of anorexia nervosa patients engage in binging and purging behaviors associated with bulimia.
Bulimia Nervosa: the diet-binge-purge disorderThis eating disorder is characterized by self-perpetuating and self-defeating cycles of binge-eating and purging. During a "binge," the person consumes a large amount of food in a rapid, automatic, and helpless fashion. This may anesthetize hunger, anger, and other feelings, but it eventually creates physical discomfort and anxiety about weight gain. Thus, the person "purges" the food eaten, usually by inducing vomiting and by resorting to some combination of restrictive dieting, excessive exercising, laxatives, and diuretics.
Compulsive overeating is characterized primarily by periods of impulsive gorging or continuous eating. While there is no purging, there may be sporadic fasts or repetitive diets. Body weight may vary from normal to mild, moderate, or severe obesity.
Tends to be depressed and obese People who have binge eating disorder do not regularly vomit, over exercise, or abuse laxatives like bulimics do. They may be genetically predisposed to weigh more than the cultural ideal (which at present is exceedingly unrealistic), so they diet, make themselves hungry, and then binge in response to that hunger. Or they may eat for emotional reasons: to comfort themselves, avoid threatening situations, and numb emotional pain. Regardless of the reason, diet programs are not the answer. In fact, diets almost always make matters worse.
Compulsive exercising is not a recognized diagnosis as are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. We include it here because many people who are preoccupied with food and weight, exercise compulsively in attempts to control weight. The real issues are not weight and performance excellence, but rather power, control, and self-respect.
Compulsive exercising :
Genetic predisposition to eating disorders- If a immediate family members has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, studies show that individual is 4x more likely to develop one.
Scientists are still researching possible biochemical or biological causes of eating disorders. In some individuals with eating disorders, certain chemicals in the brain that control hunger, appetite, and digestion have been found to be imbalanced. The exact meaning and implications of these imbalances remains under investigation.
Psychological Factors that can Contribute to Eating Disorders:
The average person sees between 400 – 600 ads per day, with one out of every 11 having a direct message about beauty.
“do I look fat?”
Stop Diet Talk!!!