Anorexia Nervos An Under Nutrition Eating Disorder

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Anorexia Nervosa is a mental illness and is referred to as an under-nutrition eating disorder that is often mistaken for a “lifestyle choice”. It is when the person with the illness sees themselves as overweight and wishes to lose a few kilos. So said person begins to diet and exercise and they notice they’re losing the weight. Said person then reaches said goal weight but is still not happy with the way they look so they decide to keep dieting. People with the illness often say they can hear a voice in their head (often referred to it as ‘Ana’ for anorexia and ‘Mia’ for bulimia) telling them that they don’t look good enough and they need to lose more weight. Eventually, said person has lost so much weight that you can see their bones and their knees don’t touch, but no, that’s not good enough for ‘Ana’ so they continue to diet and exercise religiously until eventually, their body can not handle the stress and it shuts down.

Anorexia affects both males and females in all age groups, although it is most commonly found in teenagers, and is the third most common long-term illness for teenagers. Men make up 10-15% of the surfers, and woman make up the rest. Anorexia is a mental disease which affects the way you eat all foods, so unlike celiac, or diabetes, there is no list which tells which specific foods they need to avoid, because, although this isn’t true, suffers believe they need to avoid all foods in order to become skinny.
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