Counseling Adults With Eating Disorder

1643 Words May 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Counseling Adults with Eating disorder
Merlene Lewis
THE College of New Rochelle
Professor Martinez
Theory and counselling

Objective: To describe eating patterns, eating behaviors, to highlight some of the problem people face when dealing with an illness or a disorder, adult struggle more from eating disorder. Some reason why it is more difficult is because of work, taking care of their house whole and family; this illness is a relentless pursuit of thinness, a misrepresentation of body image and intense fear of gaining weight, and extremely disturbed eating behavior. Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight, even when they are starved or are clearly malnourished. Eating food and weight control become obsessions for people with anorexia. People with eating disorder often are overweight or obese, they also have a lot of health complications, shame and hopelessness to continue their life.

In the United States of America and other country around the globe, studies have shown that half of the population suffers from eating disorders. Eating disorder can be a very stressful and overwhelming at times, one of these ways can be developing an unhealthy relationship with food, eating disorder occurs when a person’s attitudes, thoughts, and feelings about weight and body image lead to rigid eating and exercise behaviors that may become dangerous to their health and happiness. Some examples include counting calories, criticizing…
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