Eating Disorders : A Young Girl Named Amy

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Mariela Galvan English 1301 MW3rd November 30, 2015 Worth the Weight A young girl named Amy who was only about 18 years of age, suffered from an eating disorder known as anorexia nervosa. She took time to realize she had an eating disorder, and she was also in denial. Amy thought everyone was just jealous of her self-control to be thin. An eating disorder is generally defined as any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. There are various eating disorders but the three main ones are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Eating disorders are common in today’s society in both women and men, and they need all the help and knowledge on this disease. Moreover, there are more women than men with…show more content…
People with eating disorders have a habit of weight them self’s various times in one day. According to Jillian Michaels “it is recommend that people weigh themselves once a week, at the same time every week” (Michaels). Weighing yourself every day can have a negative impact on you. One of the main reasons seems to be the obsession over every little pound a person is wearing. Sometimes low self-esteem or depression from any number of causes can create the eating disorder. Other times compulsive exercising can help shed the pounds but leave the unhealthy look. “Eating disorders can be developed from a number of different things, raining from psychological to biological to even cultural factors, yet most are rooted in a person’s self-image and emotional stability” (Strada 24). Figure 1 In this image the girl weighs herself and sees herself fatter, but in reality she is not fat at all (Eating Disorders). On the bright side, there is a variety of ways to treat those who might have eating disorders. No matter which path is chosen for recovery the first step should always be for the person to acknowledge that he or she has an eating disorder. “Also there should be three major aims which are the following, to make you healthy and ensure survival, to help you understand the issues beyond the problems with food and weight, and to teach you new
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