I have come to realise that a lot of people over-eat because they are scared of missing out. Often this is the result of being in a large family and if you didn't grab lots of food straight away there would be nothing left if you wanted anything later. However many of us still tend to take too much food even if we are not competing with others, simply out of habit.
Anorexia nervosa or simply anorexia is both an eating and a psychological disorder that generally, but not exclusively, affects some teenage girls. Someone with anorexia is not merely obsessed with weight loss; she is driven by thoughts of control over or fears concerning her body. Excessive dieting along with other behaviors used to lose weight, though giving a person a sense of control, can lead to serious physical and psychological outcomes.
It is common for parents to fear that if they push their child to eat their relationship will be hurt or damaged. They also may fear the relationship will never be mended and that renders them powerless to the eating disorder. Here's the thing; if you don't help your daughter get better and treat food as her medicine, you may not have a relationship to mend.
Are you a binge eater? Do you turn to food, often in excessive amounts when you are not really hungry, regularly? You may even eat until the point of feeling physically ill. Perhaps you have reached the stage of vomiting simply because of the amount, and type, of food that you have binge eaten. Binge eating is usually a symptom of emotional eating, the habit of turning to food in response to, or expression of, emotion.
In today's society we are constantly bombarded with weight loss tips, new diets and programs to lose weight. Becoming a normal eater is something that is often even frowned upon. We are told what to eat, how to lose weight and yet the facts are that up to 98% of diets fail. Isn't it time that we reconsider our approach and try a different way to reconnect to our own hunger and not be guided by an external eating plan that almost inevitably results in failure.
The purpose of this writing is to keep you or anyone you know from dying from extreme anorexia nervosa. It is a guide to help you recognize the symptoms and stages of the disorder and seek help yourself or intervene with someone you know if you suspect the disorder is at work. The earlier you recognize it, the better the chances of recovery. The symptoms and stages, of course, vary with the individual.
Over the past two decades, childhood obesity has increased at alarming rates. Today, it is an epidemic; recent statistics indicate that a whopping 25% of our current youth - that is, one in four children - suffer from obesity. Parents are slowly recognizing the immense danger this epidemic poses as more and more children are affected by weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol, hypertension, and other heart-related diseases.
When you are trying to feed your child more and she is resistant, one thing that will help is to remind yourself that she is separate from the eating disorder. Her fear and anger are coming from the anorexia, not from the little girl you know and love. When you keep this truth in the forefront of your mind it will help in multiple ways. It will help diffuse your own anger and frustration because you remember you are mad at the eating disorder and not your child It will help you be firm and consistent in your encouragement for her to eat more because you know it is the only thing that will help her get better from the anorexia I understand a parent's fear that firm and consistent urging to do something she doesn't want to do will harm their relationship with their daughter or son.
Eating disorder help is best obtained from a fully trained counsellor or psychotherapist who has also undergone additional training in eating disorders. This might be a self-employed practitioner or someone who is employed in a treatment center. If the practitioner is self-employed it is important to check out their credentials, their training plus membership of an appropriate professional organization.
There a number of people who will binge and purge, otherwise called Bulimia, due to a number of "reasons". This process of bingeing large amounts of high caloric, sugary foods and then bingeing, in time, can do extensive damage to the person's mind as well as their body. Believe it or not, the teeth can be damaged to the extent that they are no longer beneficial.